Bhajan Lal

Bhajan Lal
Bhajan Lal
Date of Birth : 6 October, 1930

Mini Biography :

Bhajan Lal (born October 6, 1930) is a politician from the state of Haryana in India now residing in sector 15 of Hisar.Bhajan Lal was born in Koranwali, Bahawalpur District, now in Punjab (Pakistan) in a Bishnois sub-caste, and has two sons, Chander Mohan Bishnoi and Kuldeep Bishnoi.

Bhajan Lal was the chief minister of the Haryana state twice, his first term from June 28, 1979 to July 5, 1985, and his second term from July 23, 1991 to May 11, 1996. He had also served as a union cabinet minister at the centre, holding the Agriculture and Environments & Forest portfolios during Rajiv Gandhi’s administration. He has been a central point in Haryana politics, representing the non-Jat caste groups of the state.

The victory of the Indian National Congress in Haryana’s 2005 elections caused a major rift in its state unit, as it opted to make Bhupinder Hooda, a Jat, the Chief Minister instead of Bhajan. Although he initially cooled down, speculation over his departure from the party was ended in March 2007, when he officially announced he would form a new party, called the Haryana Janhit Congress. The key event that brought this about was the suspension of his son Kuldeep Bishnoi from the Indian National Congress, for criticizing the party’s central leaders.

Bhajan Lal fought election from Hissar and defeated two prominent politicians of Haryana politics, Sampat Singh and Jai Parkash in a high profile battle.

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