(Last Updated on : 03/06/2014)
Kantilal Bhuria is a renowned politician
of India and represents the Indian National Congress
. He was the Minister of Tribal Affairs of the Republic of India till July, 2011. Led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
in the year 2009, Kantilal Bhuria was promoted to the rank of Cabinet Minister
in the Government of United Progressive Alliance. He has been the in charge of several important positions in the Indian politics.
Early Life of Kantilal Bhuria
Kantilal Bhuria was born on June 1st, 1950 in Mordundia, Jhabua
) to Late Nanu Ram Bhuria and Late Ladki Bai. He graduated from the Chandrasekhar Azad College in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh and took his Masters Degree from the University of Ujjain
. He has earned the degree of M.A. and L. L. B during his academic life. He is an agriculturalist as well as an advocate by profession.
Political Career of Kantilal Bhuria
Kantilal Bhuria initially was designated as the District President of Congress Seva Dal, district of Jhabua from 1976 to 1977 following which he held many other significant positions in the Indian political arena. In the year 1998, 1999 and 2004, Kantilal Bhuria was elected to the Lok Sabha
from the Jhabua constituency of Madhya Pradesh. In the year 2009, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Ratlam
constituency. Previously Kantilal Bhuria was the Minister of State in the Ministry Of Agriculture
and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
. He has been the member of 12th Lok Sabha, 13th Lok Sabha and 15th Lok Sabha. He has held a number of important positions throughout his career. He has also extensively worked for the upliftment of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and poor people.
Other Ventures of Kantilal Bhuria
Apart from politics, Kantilal Bhuria has also been involved with other organizations. He has served as the President of Chandrashekhar Azad College, Jhabua from the year 1973 to 1974. Since 1980 to 1981 he has been a Senate Member of the University of Ujjain. The Executive Meeting of Asia Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Japan, was also attended by him.
Personal Life of Kantilal Bhuria
Kantilal Bhuria is married to Kalpana Bhuria since 19th November 1981 and the couple has 2 sons. He has also been an athletics champion in the Vikram University
in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Positions Held by Kantilal Bhuria
||District President, Congress Seva Dal, Distt. Jhabua
||Secretary, M.P. Congress Committee
||President, Ranapur Block, Distt. Jhabua
||Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
||Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
||Minister of State, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
||Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
||Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
||Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Parliamentary Cell, Government of Madhya Pradesh
||Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
||Member, Committee on Human Resource Development; Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
||Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
|22-23 May 2004
||Union Minister of State without portfolio
||Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
|31 May 2009-19 July
||Union Cabinet Minister, Tribal Affairs