Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
SURAJ BHAN, SHRI B.J.P. - AMBALA (SC)(HARYANA) Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha
Father's Name : Late Shri Garibu Ram Date of Birth : 1 October 1928 Place of Birth : Vill. Mehlan Wali in Distt. Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) Marital Status : Married in 1935 Spouse's Name : Smt. Chameli Devi Children : Three sons and four daughters Educational Qualifications :
M.A., LL.B. Educated at Punjab and Kurukshetra University, Haryana Profession :
Agriculturist, Lawyer and Social Worker Permanent Address :
(i) Vill. Mehlan Wali, Teh. Jagadhari, Distt. Ambala-134003 (Haryana) (ii) 121, Railway Road, Ambala Cantt. (Haryana) Tels. (0171) 643551, 643001 Positions Held :
1960 Associated with Bharatiya Jan Sangh 1967 Elected to Lok Sabha (Fourth) 1968-70 and 1977-79 President, All India S.C. Wing, Bharatiya Jan Sangh 1968-70 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1968-70 and 1977 onwards General Secretary, Parliamentary Forum for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1969 President, Jan Sangh, Haryana 1970-73 Member, All India Working Committee, B.J.S. 1973-87 Secretary, Jan Sangh, Haryana 1977 Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Sixth) Chairman, Committee on Petitions 1977-79 Chairman, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1978-79 Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the revision of the List of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1979 Member, Public Accounts Committee 1980 Elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh) for the third time 1987 Elected to Haryana Legislative Assembly 1987-89 Minister, Revenue, Haryana 1989-90 Leader of Opposition, Haryana Legislative Assembly 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the fourth time 16 May - 1 June 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture 12 July 1996 Elected (unanimously), Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha Books Published :
Edited 'Upright'-an English fortnightly in 1969 and 1970 Social and Cultural Activities :
Worked for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Association; President, Punjab Scheduled Castes Students Federation 1947 to 1949; Founder President, Punjab Scheduled Castes Welfare Association and remained its President till 1996; President, SC and ST Morcha, B.J.P.
Special Interests :
Fought continuously against casteism and worked for the upliftment and welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, labourers and farmers
Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Gardening and reading Sports and Clubs :
Volley-ball and Hockey Countries Visited :
Algeria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Dubai, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Sudan, Taiwan, U.A.E., U.K. and West Germany
Other Information :
Associated with P&T Trade Union in various capacities from 1950-67; Courted arrest a number of times in various political agitations; Organising Secretary, Haryana Harijan Sangharsh Samiti, 1973-76; Detained under M.I.S.A. during emergency. General Secretary, Bhartiya Depressed Classes League since 1978
Election Result :
Ambala-SC Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate 10,98,767 Total votes polled 8,24,298 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates: (1) Shri Suraj Bhan (B.J.P.) 2,53,555 (2) Shri Sher Singh (I.N.C.) 1,66,408 (3) Shri Aman Kumar Nagra (B.S.P.) 1,64,288 (4) Shri Balwant Singh (S.A.P.) 1,35,702