John Barla is an Indian politician. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Alipurduars, West Bengal in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2][3] Since 7 July 2021, he is serving as the Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

John Barla
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Minister of State for Minority Affairs[1]
Assumed office
8 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterSmriti Irani
Preceded byKiren Rijiju
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byDasrath Tirkey
Personal details
Born (1975-08-08) 8 August 1975 (age 47)
Lakhipara, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Mahima Barla
Source: [1]

Political careerEdit

He used to work in the tea gardens of Alipurduar district at the age of 14. After that, he started to raise the voice for the welfare of the tea workers. In May 2019, in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, he defeated Dasrath Tirkey of All India Trinamool Congress by more than 2 lakh votes from Alipurduar. On 8 July 2021, he was made the Minister of State for Minority Affairs during the cabinet reshuffle in the Narendra Modi cabinet.


  1. ^ "Cabinet Reshuffle: The full list of Modi's new ministers and what they got". The Economic Times. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Alipurduars Election Results 2019 Live Updates (Alipurduar): John Barla of BJP Leads at 2:38PM", News18, 23 May 2019
  3. ^ Deep Gazmer & Pinak Priya Bhattacharya (23 June 2021). "Ethnic groups divided over BJP MP's 'bifurcation' call". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 July 2021.

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