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Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala (born 1 October 1954) is an Indian politician and Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He was a member of Rajya Sabha,[2] representing the Indian state of Gujarat and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a former member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Amreli and formerly served as a minister in Government of Gujarat.

Parshottam Rupala
Parshottam Rupala addressing the inaugural session of the International Symposium on Drafting a National Policy on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, in New Delhi.jpg
Parshottam Rupala addressing the inaugural session of the International Symposium on Drafting a National Policy on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, in New Delhi.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Assumed office
31 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MP of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat
Assumed office
4 June 2016[1]
Preceded byPraveen Rashtrapal
Personal details
Born (1954-10-01) 1 October 1954 (age 64)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Savitaben Rupala (m. 1979)
ChildrenOne daughter and one son
Alma materB. Sc. (Saurashtra University)
B. Ed. (Gujarat University)
OccupationPolitician, Agriculture
Websitewww.parshottamrupala.com

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Early lifeEdit

Rupala was born to Hariben Khodabhai and Khodabhai Madhabhai, on 1 October 1954.[3] Rupala earned his B.Sc. and B.Ed. He studied at Saurashtra University and Gujarat University in 1976–1977.

Before entering politics, he served as School Principal at Hamapur in Medium School from 1977 to 1983.[4] He was the chief officer of the Amreli municipality from November 1983 to March 1987.

CareerEdit

Rupala was the president of the Amreli district Bhartiya Janta Party from 1988 to 1991. This led to his service as Secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Party in 1992.

He was Chairman of a youth hostel from February 2002 to 2004. He served as trustee of Kadva Patidar trust, in Amreli, Chairman of Madad Trust and President of the Gujarat electricity board union.

He served 3 consecutive terms as a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly ending in 2002.[5]

He was a Cabinet Minister in Narmada for Irrigation and Water Supply from 19 March 1995 to 20 October 1995 and again from 4 November 1995 to 18 September 1996; and for Agriculture from 9 October 2001 to 21 December 2002. He chaired the Public Accounts Committee of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from March 1997 to December 1997.

He was the Chairman of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (G.I.D.C.) from June 1998 to October 2001.

He was elected a Rajya Sabha Member (2008-2009) where he served on the Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member (Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2010), on the Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member ( July 2010 -), on the Committee for the Ministry of Shipping Member (Sept. 2010 -) and on the Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Member, Committee on Agriculture(Aug. 2012 -).

He was again elected to Rajya Sabha in June 2016 in by-poll which was necessitated due to the death of sitting Congress MP Praveen Rashtrapal. His term will end on 2 April 2018.[6]

In May 2019, Rupala became Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Rupala married Savitaben in 1979. They have a daughter and one son.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bjps-parshottam-rupala-elected-to-rajya-sabha-from-gujarat-1415270
  2. ^ "Alphabetical List Of Former Members Of Rajya Sabha Since 1952".
  3. ^ "Detailed Profile - Shri Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India".
  4. ^ Administrator. "Parshottam Rupala's life sketch".
  5. ^ Administrator. "Polytical History Of Parshottam Rupala".
  6. ^ "BJP's Parshottam Rupala Elected To Rajya Sabha From Gujarat". NDTV.com. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  7. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019

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