Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki

Summary

Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki, born on 26 November 1953 in a Koli[1] family of Gujarat, is an Indian politician and former president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee. He was Minister of State for Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation (Independent Charge) in the Government of India in the Second Manmohan Singh ministry till May 2014. His previous posts include that of Minister of State for Power. He has also served as Secretary at All India Congress Committee from 2004 to 2006. He was born to Madhavsinh Solanki, a Koli[2][3][4] of Gujarat.

Bharatsinh Solanki
Bharatsinh Solanki
Solanki in 2010
President Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
2006–2008
In office
2015 – March 2018
Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation (Independent Charge)
In office
October 2012 – May 2014
Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India
In office
January 2011 – October 2012
Minister of State for Power, Govt. of India
In office
June 2009 – January 2011
Member of Parliament Lok Sabha
In office
2004–2014
ConstituencyAnand
MLA
In office
1995–2004
ConstituencyBorsad
Personal details
Born (1953-11-26) 26 November 1953 (age 68)
Borsad, Bombay State, India
(now in Gujarat, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress
RelationsMadhavsinh Solanki (father)
Educational QualificationB.E. (Civil)
Special InterestsYouth affairs, Social Justice and Environment.
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

After winning the election twice, in 2004 and 2009, he lost the Anand seat in the 2014 Indian general election to Dilipbhai Patel of BJP.[5]

Offices heldEdit

He is a former member of the Press Council of India and has served on several committees, including the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit and the Committee on Public Undertaking.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lobo, Lancy (1995). The Thakors of North Gujarat: A Caste in the Village and the Region. Hindustan Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-81-7075-035-2.
  2. ^ Shah, Ghanshyam (1990). Capitalist Development: Critical Essays. Popular Prakashan.
  3. ^ कुमार, रजनीश (13 December 2017). "गुजरात: बनिये का दिमाग़ और मियांभाई की बहादुरी". BBC News हिंदी (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  4. ^ Lobo, Lancy (1995). The Thakors of North Gujarat: A Caste in the Village and the Region (See Pages 173 and 174). Hindustan Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-81-7075-035-2.
  5. ^ "Lotus garden: BJP wins all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat". The Times of India. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Power companies to import 35 million tonnes of coal". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010.

External linksEdit

  • Official web site