Shri Som Pal Member of Parliament (MP) from Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Som Pal

Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency & State: Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 12

Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha


SOM PAL, SHRI
[BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY - BAGHPAT (UTTAR PRADESH)]


Father's Name       	Late Shri Raghuvir Singh Shastri        

Date of Birth       	20 January 1942

Place of Birth      	Vill. Kakor Kalan, Distt. Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)  

Marital Status      	Married on 14 May 1964

Spouse's Name       	Smt. Radha                              

Children            	One son and  two daughters

Educational Qualifications  

               M.A.(Economics), LL.B.

               Educated at University of Delhi (Delhi) and Law Faculty,
               University of Delhi (Delhi)

Profession         

               Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address  

               Vill.& P.O. Kakor Kalan,                
               Block Chhaprauli, Distt. Baghpat-250609 
               (Uttar Pradesh)                         

Present Address

		28, Lodhi Estate
		New Delhi - 110003

		Tels. (011) 4624886, 4629147
 
Positions Held  

1990-92        Member, Rajya Sabha

1990-91        Member, Parliamentary Committee on Punjab
       
               Member Consultative Committee, Ministry of
               Defence

1990-92        Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on
               Agriculture

1991-93        Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices
               of Profit

1991-94        Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
               Water Resources

1992-97        Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

1992           Member, Committee on Agriculture, Food Processing
               and Water Resources

               Member, Drafting Committee on Draft Agriculture
               Policy Resolution

1993           Member, Committee on State of Uttar Pradesh

1993-96        Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on
               Fertilizer Pricing Policy

1993           Member, Select Committee on Employees' Provident
               Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment)
	       Bill

1994           Member, Committee on Agriculture

1995-96        Member, Consultative Committee on the Uttar
               Pradesh Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act

1996           Member, Committee of Privileges
       
               Member, General Purposes Committee

               Member, Experts Committee, Ministry of
               Agriculture for Development of Agriculture in
               Low Productivity Areas of the Country

               Member, Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of
               Industry

               Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
               Environment and Forests

               Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
               Agriculture

               Member, Select Committee on Employees' Provident                                                             Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment)
               Bill

1997           Member, Committee on Home Affairs
               
               Member, Social Audit Committee, Ministry of
               Agriculture

               Member, Select Committee on Trade Marks Bill

1998           Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

19 March 1998- Union Minister of State, Agriculture
onwards

Books Published  

Pathik (in Hindi)

Special Interests  

Reading books on Religion and Philosophy


Favourite Pastime and Recreation  

Photography and travelling

Countries Visited  

Widely travelled; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation
to (i) 87th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, Yaounde,
Cameroon, 1992; (ii) Australia led by the then Vice-
President of India, 1994; and (iii) 152nd Session of U.N.
General Assembly, USA; attended (i) SAARC Conference of MPs,
Maldives, 1992; and represented Janata Dal at Nepal
Communist Party Conference, Kathmandu, 1993; and (ii)
Conference of SAARC Opposition Leaders, Pakistan, 1992

Other Information  

Awarded Silver Medal, N.R.A. XXXIV Shooting Championship,
1990 in item 40, Open Sight, .22 Rifle Shooting in prone
position; Chairman, Committee on Home Affairs; President,
(i) New Delhi Tae Kwon Do Training Institute, New Delhi;
(ii) Shradhanand Seva Trust; and (iii) Pichhda Warg Sewa
Sangh, 1977; Secretary, Farm Cell, All India Janata Dal;
Life Member, (i) Maharaja Soorajmal Education Society and
Institute, New Delhi; (ii) Arya Mahavidyalaya, Kirthal,
Distt. Meerut; (iii) Swami Keshavanand Samriti Charitable,
Trust, Sangaria, Rajasthan; (iv) Arya Samaj and Sanatan
Dharma Sabhas, Janak Puri, New Delhi (v) Inter-Parliamentary
Group; (vi) Swaralaya Music and Fine Arts Society; and
(vii) Delhi Rifle Association; Member, (i) Political Affairs
Commitee, Janata Dal, Uttar Pradesh; (ii) Central Council,
Indian Insitute of Technology; (iii) Hans Raj College
Students' Parliament, Delhi 1959-60 (and also Finance
Minister);(iv) Executive Committee, United Nations Students'
Association, Delhi University, 1960-61; (v) Senate and
Academic Council, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar; (vi)
Central Avaion Research Institute, Bareilly, 1986-89; (vii)
Indo-German Parliamentary Group; (viii) Advisory Committee
for Centrally sponsored Command Area Development programme
of the Ministry of Water Resources; (ix) All India Indo-Arab
Friendship Association; (x) Indian Council of Agricultural
Research Society, 1993-96; (xi) General Council of National
Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad; (xii)
Executive Committee, SEARCH- a voluntary organisation of
intellectuals; (xiii) All India Prohibition Council; (xiv)
Unity International Foundation Parliamentary Group; (xv)
Government Body of the Indian Council of Medical Research;
and(xvi) Committee on Problems of Cotton Growers, 1996;
Founder Member, Executive Committee, Federation of Legislatures
of India

Election Result of
Baghpat Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	12,98,010
Total votes polled 	 7,42,261

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Som Pal 	(B.J.P.)     2,64,736
(2) Shri Ajit Singh 	(B.K.K.G.P.) 2,20,030
(3) Shri Mairajuddin 	(S.P.)       1,34,696
(4) Shri Ajay 		(B.S.P.)       79,153

 


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