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Krishan Pal Gurjar is an Indian politician and is the present Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Government of India.[1] As a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, he represents the Faridabad constituency in the state of Haryana. He won this seat in the 2014 Indian general election as a BJP candidate by a margin of 4,66,873 vote.

Krishan Pal Gurjar
Krishan Pal addressing at the inauguration of the “National Workshop on Autism Tools”, organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi.jpg
Krishan Pal addressing at the inauguration of the “National Workshop on Autism Tools”, organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
Assumed office
November 2018
Serving with Vijay Sampla (2014-2019), Ramdas Athavale (since 2016) and Rattan Lal Kataria (since 2019)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Faridabad
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded byAvtar Singh Bhadana
MajorityNational Democratic Alliance
Minister of State
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
In office
26 May 2014 – 26 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Succeeded byPon Radhakrishnan
Transport Minister for Haryana
In office
1996–1999
Member of Legislative Assembly of Haryana
In office
2009–2014
ConstituencyTigaon
In office
1996–2004
ConstituencyMewla Maharajpur
Personal details
Born (1957-02-04) 4 February 1957 (age 62)
Faridabad, Punjab
(now Haryana)
CitizenshipIndian
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ChildrenDevinder Chaudhary (Sr. Deputy Mayor of MCF)
FatherHans Raj Zaildar
ResidenceSector-28, Faridabad

Early life and educationEdit

Krishan Pal Gurjar was born in Mewla Maharajpur, Faridabad, Haryana on 4 February 1957 to Hans Raj Zaildar.[2] He completed his graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru College in 1978 and got his Law degree from Meerut University.[3]

CareerEdit

He won the Corporation Councilor election in 1994 as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate and became the party's State Minister. He became the Member of Legislative Assembly of Haryana for Mewla Maharajpur constituency in 1996. He won the MLA seat in next two consecutive terms again.[4] He served as Transport minister in Bansi Lal government from 1996 to 1999. He later served as BJP state President of Haryana.[2][3]

Gurjar became Member of parliament, Lok Sabha from Faridabad in 2014 Indian general elections by defeating Avtar Singh Bhadana by 4,66,873 votes.[5] He defeated Bhadana again in 2019 Indian general elections by 6.44 lakh votes and became the member of 17th Lok Sabha. He declared his assets worth over 10 crore (US$1.4 million) in thr election affidavit.[3]

In May 2014, Gurjar became the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. His ministry was later changed to Social Justice and Empowerment.[4] He continued the position of Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in May 2019 Second Modi ministry.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Constituencywise-All Candidates
  2. ^ a b Krishan Pal Gurjar Biography
  3. ^ a b c "Haryana MP Krishan Pal Gurjar Retained as MoS in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment", News18, 31 May 2019
  4. ^ a b "Three MPs from Haryana get ministerial berths", India Today, 31 May 2019
  5. ^ "Lok Sabha Election result 2019: BJP's Krishan Pal leads in Faridabad; Congress' Avtar Singh Bhadana trails", Business Today, 23 May 2019
  6. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019