Current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
At present, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh is Shri Virbhadra Singh. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. This is his sixth term as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He served in the same position from 1983 to 1990, from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2007. He once more became the CM of the state on December 30, 2007, replacing Prem Kumar Dhumal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
When was Virbhadra Singh Born?
Born: June 23, 1934.
Spouse of Virbhadra Singh
Smt. Pratibha Singh.
Parents of Virbhadra Singh
Sir Padam Singh and Virbhadra.
Children of Virbhadra Singh
In 1954, Virbhadra Singh married Princess Ratna Kumari. The couple had a son and five daughters of whom four daughters survived. They are Princesses Abhilasha, Anuradha, Jyotsna and Meenakshi. In 1985, Virbhadra Singh married Pratibha Singh with whom he had a son and daughter.
Assembly constituency of Virbhadra Singh
The Assembly Constituency of Virbhadra Singh is Mandi constituency.
Virbhadra Singh did his schooling from Colonel Brown Cambridge School in Dehradun and from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. He did his graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, from where he obtained a BA Honours degree and he further pursued his post-graduation course from Delhi University.
Political career of Virbhadra Singh
Virbhadra Singh was elected as a member of Lok Sabha in 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980. He was the member of Indian Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1976. He was also the Deputy Minister of Tourism Civil Aviation in Government of India from December 1976 to March 1977. From September 1982 to April 1983, Singh was the Minister of State for Industries in Government of India. He was twice elected to the State Legislative Assembly from Jubbal-Kotkhai Constituency.
From April 1983 to March 1990 and from December 1993 to March 1998, Virbhadra Singh was the Chief Minister of the State and from March 1998 to March 2003, he was the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. He has been appointed as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh five times. On 25th December 2012, Virbhadra Singh was resigned as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the sixth time.
Positions held by Virbhadra Singh
Given below are the various positions which Virbhadra Singh occupied at different occasions:
|1962||Elected to 3rd Lok Sabha.|
|1962-2007||Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (7 times)|
|1967||Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha.|
|1971||Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha.|
|1976-77||Deputy Minister, Tourism and Civil Aviation|
|1980||Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha|
|1982-83||Minister of State, Industries|
|1983-90, 1993-98, 2003||Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.|
|1998-2003||Leader of Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha|
|31 May 2009 - 18 January 2011||Union Cabinet Minister, Steel|
|19 January 2011||Union Cabinet Minister, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises|
|25 December 2012||Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.|
List of Chief Ministers (CM) of Himachal Pradesh
|Sl. No.||Name of Chief Ministers||From||To||Party|
|1||Yashwant Singh Parmar||Mar 8, 1952||Oct 31, 56||INC|
|State ceased to exist||Oct 31, 1956||Jul 1, 63||The state was converted into a Union Territory|
|2||Yashwant Singh Parmar||Jul 1, 1963||Jan 28, 77||INC|
|3||Thakur Ram Lal||Jan 28, 1977||Apr 30, 77||INC|
|President's Rule||Apr 30, 1977||Jun 22, 77|
|4||Shanta Kumar||Jun 22, 1977||Feb 14, 80||JNP|
|5||Thakur Ram Lal||Feb 14, 1980||Apr 7, 83||INC|
|6||Virbhadra Singh||Apr 8, 1983||Mar 8, 85||INC|
|7||Virbhadra Singh||Mar 8, 1985||Mar 5, 90||INC|
|8||Shanta Kumar||Mar 5, 1990||Dec 15, 92||BJP|
|President's Rule||Dec 15, 1992||Dec 3, 93|
|9||Virbhadra Singh||Dec 3, 1993||Mar 23, 98||INC|
|10||Prem Kumar Dhumal||Mar 24, 1998||Mar 5, 03||BJP|
|11||Virbhadra Singh||Mar 6, 2003||Dec 30, 07||INC|
|12||Prem Kumar Dhumal||Dec 30, 2007||Dec 25, 12||BJP|
|13||Virbhadra Singh||Dec 25, 2012||Present||INC|
Last Updated on : September 13, 2014