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RANJIT SINGH CHAUTALA

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Power minister of Haryana

NAME – Ranjit Singh Chautala

PROFESSION – Politician

BORN – 1945

PLACE OF BIRTH – Rania, Sirsa, Haryana

FATHER’S NAME – Devi lal

MOTHER’S NAME – N/A

SPOUSE – N/A

SIBLINGS – 4

CHILDREN – 1

EDUCATION – Matric from Govt. School, Chautala (1963)

Graduation from Govt. College, Chandigarh (1967)

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY- Independent

OFFICIAL WEBSITE – N/A

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT

Haryana recorded the highest power consumption and maximum power load on July 1, since formation of the State (in 1966) which was successfully handled by the state power utilities under the supervision of Power Minister Ranjit Singh.

AWARDS – N/A

BACKGROUND –

Ranjit Singh Gujjar is the Power Minister of Haryana. His other portfolios are New & Renewable energy and Jails. Ranjit Singh Chautala is currently serving as the MLA from Rania since 2019 Haryana Vidhan Sabha Election. He had also served as Agricultural Minister during Devi Lal’s tenure in 1987.

Ranjit Singh Gujjar was born in Rania, Sirsa, Haryana. He was born to Devi Lal, who served as the Chief Minister of Haryana first in 1977-79 and then in 1987-89. He belongs to a big political clan of Haryana.

He is the brother of Om Prakash Chautala, former CM of Haryana and is in jail for Corruption charges. His grandnephew Dushyant Chautala is the current Deputy CM of Haryana. His son Gagandeep is a businessman and not active in politics.

MAJOR INITIATIVES – N/A

CAREER TIMELINE/ POSITIONS HELD

1987 – Won Haryana Vidhan sabha elections from Rori constituency and served as Agricultural Minister.

1990 – MP (Rajya Sabha) from Haryana.

2005 – Deputy Chairman of State planning board, Haryana.

2019 – Current cabinet minister in Haryana Government in Power, Jails and Housing ministry as well as the member of Haryana Legislative Assembly from Rania.

CONTROVERSIES/CASES –

The Power Minister of Haryana Ranjit Singh on Thursday triggered a row, saying the kind of violence in northeast Delhi had happened before too and was “part of life”.

“When Indira Gandhi’s assassination took place, all of Delhi burned,” Power Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala said, while referring to the anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

“Riots have been happening…They have happened in the past…When Indira Gandhi was assassinated, the entire Delhi was burning. This is part of life.”

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