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Shanta Kumar

Shanta Kumar

Biography

Shanta Kumar was born to Jagannath Sharma and Kaushalya Devi in Garhjamula, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.He holds a Bachelor of Arts, from Panjab University and LL.B from Delhi Law College. He started his political career in 1963, when he was elected as a Panch in the Gram Panchayat for Garhjamula. He was subsequently elected as a member of the Panchayat Samiti in Bhawarna and then was president of Zilla Parishad,Kangra.

Shanta Kumar is a Loka Sabha MP, a former 3rd Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and a former Union Minister of Government of India. He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party and was known to be the most senior Minister during Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government.

Personal Life

Full Name Shanta Kumar
Date of Birth 12 Sep 1934 (Age 87)
Place of Birth Garh Jamula, Distt. Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Jagan Nath Sharma
Mother's Name Kaushalya Devi
Spouse's Name Santosh Kumari
Children 1 Son(s) 3 Daughter(s)

Contact

Permanent address Yamini Parisar, Palampur, Distt. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh Tel : (01894) 230630, 09418030630 (M)
Present address 23, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110 001 Tels. : (011) 23745003, 23745005, 09418030630 (M)
Contact number 9418030630
Email shanta.kumar@sansad.nic.in
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

He was the President, Vivekananda Medical Research Trust, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
He is very active in various literary activities; creating writing and constructive activities.

Political Timeline

  • 2015
    29 Jan 2015: He was the Member,General Purposes Committee.
  • 2014
    He was Re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha (4th term) in 2014 from Kangra constituency. He defeated Chander Kumar of Congress Party, by 170,072 votes. 14 Aug 2014:He was the Chairperson, Committee on Public Undertakings,Chairperson, High Level Committee for the re-structuring of Food Corporation of India. 1 Sep.2014: He was the Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
  • 2008
    2008-2014: He was Nominated to Rajya Sabha from H.P. May 2008-Aug.2009: He was the Chairperson, Standing Committee on Commerce. Nov.2012-25July 2013: He was also Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
  • 2002
    1July 2002- 6 April 2003: He was the Union Cabinet Minister,Rural Development
  • 1999
    He was Re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha(3rd term) in 1999 from Kangra constituency. He defeated Sat Mahajan of Congress Party, by 100,742 votes. From 13Oct.1999- 30June 2002: He was the Union Cabinet Minister, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • 1998
    1998-99:He was the Member, Rules Committee Member, Standing Committee on Defence and its Sub-Committee-I Member, Library Committee Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power
  • 1998
    He was Re-elected to the 12th Lok Sabha(2nd term) in 1998 from Kangra constituency. He defeated Sat Mahajan of Congress Party, by 59,235 votes.
  • 1990
    He became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the 2nd term. 1990-92:Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
  • 1989
    He was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1989, from Kangra constituency. He defeated Chandresh Kumari of Congress Party, by 59,204 votes.
  • 1980
    1980-85: He was the Leader of Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
  • 1977
    1977-80: He became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
  • 1972
    1972-85: He became Member of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
  • 1965
    1965-68: He was the President, Zila Parishad, Kangra

Achievements

He was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1989: 12th Lok Sabha in 1998:13th Lok Sabha in 1999 from Kangra constituency.
Net Worth1.99 CRORE
ASSETS1.99 CRORE
LiabilitiesN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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