Nitish Kumar

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    Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar is a senior Indian politician. He is the Chief Minister of Bihar since 2005. He is the member of Janata Dal (United) Party & has also served as the Union Minister of India.

    Family Details

    Nitish Kumar hails from Kurmi family. His father’s name was Shri Ram Lakhan Singh. His father worked in ayurvedic medicine & he was a well - known figure in the area. His mother’s name was Smt. Parmeshwari Devi. The ancestral home of Nitish Kumar is in Kalyanbigha village, which is adjoining Bakhtiyarpur. He was married Smt. Manju Sinha. She wife died in 2007. They have a son Nishant.

    Career

    Nitish Kumar did his schooling in Bakhtiyarpur village from Ganesh High School. He was very intelligent student. Thereafter he studied in Patna Science College. Then, he completed a degree course in electrical engineering from NIT Patna. Before joining politics he worked with Bihar State Electricity Board.

    Profession

    1977: Nitish kumar he contested for the 1st time in assembly elections as the member of Janata Party

    1985 – 1989: He was elected as the member of Legislative Assembly of Bihar

    1987 – 1988: He became the President of Lok Dal in Bihar

    1987 – 1989: Nitish Kumar was the member of Committee on Public Undertakings in Bihar Legislative Assembly

    1989: He became the Secretary General in Bihar Janata dal

    1989: Nitish Kumar was elected as the member of ninth Lok Sabha for the 1st time

    1991: Nitish Kumar was elected as the member of ninth Lok Sabha for the 2nd time

    1991 – 1993: Nitish Kumar was the General Secretary of Janata Dal.

    1991 – 1996: He was the member of Committee on Railway Convention

    1993 – 1996: Nitish Kumar was the Chairman of Committee on Agriculture

    1996: He was elected for the 3rd time as a member of the eleventh Lok Sabha

    1998: He was elected for the 4th time as part of twelfth Lok Sabha.

    1998 – 1999: Nitish Kumar was the Union Cabinet Minister of Railways

    1999 – 2000: Nitish Kumar was the Union Cabinet Minister for Agriculture

    2000: Nitish Kumar became the Chief Minister of Bihar

    2000 – 2001: Nitish Kumar was the Union Cabinet Minister for Agriculture

    2005 – 2010: Nitish Kumar was the Chief Minister of the state of Bihar

    2010 to date: Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar

    Achievements

    • Scores of criminal suits were held through fast - track courts under his ascendancy
    • Employment in police was generated
    • Various health schemes including free medicine distribution were launched in rural hospitals
    • Over 1 lakh teaching staffs were appointed
    • Infrastructural developments were fruitfully implemented

     

    Source: http://www.elections.in

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