Saligram Jaiswal

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Saligram Jaiswal (9 December 1907 – 28 December 1981) was a freedom fighter and socialist politician from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in India. He was also a Health Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, under Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, though he resigned from his position in 1974 after the government reinstated land revenue for land holdings up to 6.25 acres.[1]


He was a member of Indian National Congress, where he was the secretary of District Congress Committee from 1932 to 1942.[2] In 1934, he was elected a member of Allahabad Municipal Board along with K. D. Malviya, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Vijay Lakshmi Pandit.[3]

Subsequently, he joined the Praja Socialist Party and was its president during the Allahabad convention.[4] FLater, he joined the breakaway Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP) and was a member of its National Executive. In 1970, he was the unanimous SSP nominee to contest the election for Mayor of Allahabad, though he stood as an independent. However, he lost the election to another independent caditate, S. N. Kacker, by two votes.[5]


  1. ^ Swarajya. 19. T. Sadavisam. 1974. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Opposition in a Dominant-Party System. University of California Press. pp. 186–187. GGKEY:13EX1WTQ9XZ. 
  3. ^ Remembering Our Leaders: Sayyid Ahmad Khan by Anita Mahajan. Children's Book Trust. 1989. pp. 136–. ISBN 978-81-7011-842-8. 
  4. ^ Sudha Pai (2007). Political Process in Uttar Pradesh: Identity, Economic Reforms, and Governance. Pearson Education India. p. 16. ISBN 978-81-317-0797-5. 
  5. ^ Rana Tahseen (1 January 1989). Urban Politics and Administration: A Case Study of Allahabad. Deep & Deep Publications. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-81-7100-141-5.