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Thakur Gulab Singh: A Congressman turned BJP leader

Son of late Shri Lal Singh, Thakur Gulab Singh was born on May 29, 1948 at Village Majharnu, Tehsil Joginder Nagar in Mandi district.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2003 13:01 IST

Son of late Shri Lal Singh, Thakur Gulab Singh was born on May 29, 1948 at Village Majharnu, Tehsil Joginder Nagar in Mandi district.

B.A and LLB, he received education at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He got married in 1972 to Hema Devi and was later blessed with one son and three daughters.

An advocate by profession, he is an active social worker.

He had been a member of Janata Party (1977-80) and Indian National Congress (1980 to March 30, 1998). Later he again joined Congress but has once again switched loyalties and joined BJP whose support had made him the speaker of Himachal Assembly after previous Assembly polls.

He had also been a member of the Committee on Land Reform (HP), DRUC Northern Railway, National Institute of Rural Development, Social Audit Panel which is the apex body of the Ministry of Communications and Postal Department to suggest and advise the Ministry besides being an active member of the Legislative Assembly 1977-82, 1982-85, 1990-92, 1993-98 and March 1998 onwards.

He had also been a Minister of State for Panchayat and Prison Welfare (May 18, 1979 to Feb 14, 1980), Co-operation and Education (May 1982 to May 1983), Civil Supplies and Co-operation (1984-85), Cabinet Minister for Revenue (Dec 1993 to March 1998).

Elected to the House for the fifth term in March, 1998. Soon after he was elevated/elected to the Office of Speaker on March 30, 1998.

Awards :Recipient of the prestigious "Vijaya Shree
Award", awarded by the International
Friendship Society of India(IFSI) In 1996,from
amongst distinguished personalities in the
field of Science, technology education,
politics etc. for excellence in their
respective fields.

Permanent Address: Village Majharnu,
P.O. & Teh. Joginder Nagar,
District Mandi,
Himachal Pradesh.

Election Result:-

Electorate : 53652
Votes Polled : 37522 (69.94%)
Votes Rejected : 285 (00.76%)

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Sr. Name of the Candidate Political Votes Percentage
No. Party Obtained Obtained
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1. Shri Kishori Lal CPM 180 (00.483)
2. Col. Ganga Ram Jamwal BJP 12171 (32.685)
3. Shri Gulab Singh INC 13862 (37.226)
4. Shri Dewan Chand BSP 862 (02.315)
5. Shri Rattan Lal HVC 6315 (16.959)
6. Shri Ram Chand AIRJP 176 (00.473)
7. Shri Khazan Singh IND 3562 (09.566)
8. Shri Sonu Ram IND 109 (00.293)
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First Published: Feb 15, 2003 13:40 IST