Phagu Chauhan

Indian politician

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Phagu Chauhan
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29th Governor of Bihar
Assumed office
29 July 2019
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byLalji Tandon
Member of Legislative Assembly for
Ghosi
In office
March 2017 – July 2019
Preceded byShudhakar Singh
In office
October 1996 – March 2012
Preceded byAchaibar Bharti
Succeeded byShudhakar Singh
In office
June 1991 – December 1992
Preceded bySubhash
Succeeded byAchaibar Bharti
In office
March 1985 – November 1989
Preceded byKedar
Succeeded bySubhash
ConstituencyGhosi, Mau
Personal details
Born (1948-01-01) 1 January 1948 (age 73)
Sekhupur, Azamgarh, United Provinces, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s)Muhari Devi
Children7
ResidenceSekhupur, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Vijayant Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
EducationGraduate
Profession
  • Politician
  • agriculturist

Phagu Chauhan (born 1 January 1948) is an Indian politician serving as the 29th and current Governor of Bihar. He is a former member of 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from Ghosi, a seat he won for a record six times, representing various parties like Lok Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2][3]

Personal life

Chauhan was born on 1 January 1948 in the village of Sekhpura in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh to Kharpattu Chauhan. He is a graduate. Chauhan is married to Muhari Devi, with whom he has three sons and four daughters.[4][5]

Political career

Chauhan started his political career in 1985 from the political party Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Party and become first time MLA in his political career after that he contested many Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) election from different party and won maximum number of times. In 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election he contested as Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Ghosi and defeated his close contestant Abbas Ansari from Bahujan Samaj Party with a margin of 7,003 votes.

In July 2019, Chauhan was appointed as the 29th Governor of Bihar.[6]

Posts held

# From To Position Party Ref
01 July 2019 Incumbent Governor of Bihar [7][8]
02 March 2017 July 2019 Member, 17th Legislative Assembly BJP [9]
03 May 2007 March 2012 Member, 15th Legislative Assembly BSP [10]
04 February 2002 May 2007 Member, 14th Legislative Assembly BJP [11]
05 October 1996 March 2002 Member, 13th Legislative Assembly BJP [12]
06 June 1991 December 1992 Member, 11th Legislative Assembly JD [13]
07 March 1985 November 1989 Member, 9th Legislative Assembly DMKP [14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Election Commission Of India General Election To Vidhan Sabha Trends & Result 2017". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Myneta, Election Watch".
  3. ^ "Ghosi - Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017".
  4. ^ "Member Profile". official website of Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ Mishra, Dipak (30 August 2019). "Bihar governor attends BJP-backed 'caste meeting', Sushil Modi says it's for social harmony". ThePrint. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Senior BJP Leader Phagu Chauhan Appointed Governor of Bihar, to Take Over From Lal Ji Tandon". News18. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ PTI (29 July 2019). "Phagu Chauhan sworn in as Bihar Governor". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. ^ Digital Bihar desk (20 July 2019). "फागू चौहान होंगे बिहार के नये राज्यपाल, राष्ट्रपति ने जारी की अधिसूचना, ...जानें कौन हैं?". Prabhat Khabar (in Hindi). Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Uttar Pradesh 2017 Result" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  10. ^ "2007 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  11. ^ "2002 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  12. ^ "1996 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ "1991 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  14. ^ "1985 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lalji Tandon
Governor of Bihar
29 July 2019 - Present
Incumbent


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