Kishanpal Gurjar: A man who was part of BJP Haryana through thick and thin
Gurugram: Having won by a margin of six lakhs thirty-eight thousand votes in Faridabad lok sabha constituency Kishan Pal Gurjar set one of the highest margins of victory nationally.
No wonder the Faridabad MP was rewarded by being the minister in the Modi government for the second time in the row.
The significance of 62-year-old Gurjar in BJP however dates back much longer than the two Lok Sabha elections he has fought and won convincingly for BJP in Faridabad.
In 1990, Gurjar took a major risk when he shifted from Indian National Lok Dal which at that time was at its peak in Haryana to BJP, a party which virtually had no presence in the region.
Gurjar can be credited in a way in developing BJP from the grassroots as he won as a councillor in Faridabad municipal elections in 1994.
Just two years after his win he contested in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections where again he won from the Mewla Maharajpur seat defeating, Mahendra Singh.
BJP for the first time they played a major part in the governance of Haryana after it tied with Bansi Lal's Haryana Vikas Party (HVP). The 62-year-old leader then was given the responsibility of managing the state transportation systems.
In 1999 when the state again went into elections he again came won his seat and became a member of the Haryana legislative assembly.
In 2009 when BJP was in the midst of one of its toughest phases in Haryana politics Gurjar was made the Haryana BJP president. In 2014 he fought his first Lok Sabha elections and won convincingly.
He was then made the Minister of State (MOS) shipping, road, transport and highways. In 2019 he has now been made the MOS in the ministry of social justice and empowerment.
Krishan Pal Gurjar was born in Mewla Maharajpur, February 4, 1957, to Hans Raj Zaildar. He completed his graduation from Jawahar Lal Nehru college in Faridabad in 1978 and got his Law degree from Meerut University.
"I am fortunate to be given another opportunity to serve my country. I wish I can perform my task in the new responsibility that has been given to me," said Kishanpal Gurjar after his being inducted as a minister in the Modi government.