Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha

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Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha
Constituency Jawad
Chief Minister Of Madhya Pradesh
In office
18 January 1978 – 19 January 1980
Preceded by Kailash Chandra Joshi
Succeeded by Sunderlal Patwa
Personal details
Born 4 March 1930
Died 1999
Political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh (till 1977)
Janata Party (1977-80)
Bharatiya Janata Party (1980-98)
Spouse(s) Chetan Devi Sakhlecha
Children Om Prakash Sakhlecha, Vijay Sakhlecha, Manju Sakhlecha Parekh, Rajkumar Sakhlecha

Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha (Hindi: वीरेंद्र कुमार सखलेचा) (4 March 1930 – 1999) was an Indian politician and the chief minister of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh from 18 January 1978 to 19 January 1980. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He hailed from Mandsaur district.

Personal life[edit]

Mr. Sakhlecha was a criminal barrister. As a strong advocator of 'clean politics,' he helped expand the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. His son Om Prakash Sakhlecha is also a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and is in his third term as an MLA from the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

See also[edit]

Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha ministry (1978–1980)


  1. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (1996) The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics: 1925 to the 1990s C. Hurst & Co. Publishers ISBN 978-1-85065-170-3 p.141

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