Hon'ble Member Legislative Assembly
|Shimla Address :Set No - 601, New Metropole, Shimla-171001.|
|Permanent Address :House No - 59/1, Ward No - 3, Mandi, (HP).|
|Mobile Number :9805022790|
Son of Pt. Sukh Ram (Ex. Minister: Union and State Govt.); born on 30th June, 1956 at Sultanpur, Kullu; B.Sc. (Dairy Technology); educated at Shimla, Chandigarh and AAI, Allahabad; married; two sons; Businessman & Horticulturist.
Remained Member, Rajya Sabha, 1998-2004; Member: Railway Convention Committee, ii) Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Committee and Consultative Committees of Ministry of Communication and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly in November, 1993; re-elected in December, 2007 and 2012.
Remained Minister of State for Youth Services, Sports and Forest, 1993-96; Chief Whip, Congress Legislature Party; General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, March, 2008 -12; Member, Public Accounts, Rural Planning and General Development Committees, 2008-12; and Chairman, Public Administration Committee, 2008-13;and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister from 2nd March, 2013 to 20th October, 2017.
Re-elected to the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha (4th term) in December, 2017; and remained MPP & Power Minister from 27th December, 2017 to 13th April 2019.
Special Interest: Agriculture/horticulture, education and youth affairs.
Favourite Pastime: Reading and sports.
Languages known: Hindi and English.
Travels Abroad: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, France, Spain, England, Switzerland, Bangkok & Italy.