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Shri Suresh Bhardwaj

Shri Suresh Bhardwaj is an elected Member of Himachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, representing Shimla Assembly segment in Shimla District.

He is son of late Shri Shardha Nand; born on March 15, 1952 at Shimla; B.Sc., LL.B.; educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ghumarwin, D.A.V. College, Jalandhar, S.D.B. College, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; married; two sons and one daughter; Advocate and Horticulturist.

Actively involved in student movement during college days; National Secretary, ABVP, 1973-74; jailed on several occasions particularly during the Emergency, 1975-77; elected President, Law Students' Association, H.P. University, Shimla; Convenor, Himachal Pradesh Loktantrik Morcha (an umbrella organization of youth and student leaders of Himachal Pradesh), 1977; President: Janata Yuva Morcha,1978-81, ii) Himachal Pradesh Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.Y.M.); National Treasurer, B.J.Y.M., 1987-88; Secretary, Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party, 1982-83; Vice-President, B.J.P. Himachal Pradesh; and President, State Bharatiya Janata Party, 2003-06.

President, Shimla Bar Association, ii) H.P.SAT Bar Association; Central Government's Senior Standing Counsel in H.P. High Court, 2001-02; Member: State Transport Authority, 1979-80, ii) Executive Council, H.P.U., 1990-93, iii) State Grievances Committee, 1998-2002, iv) State High Powered Committee for Reviewing Land Reforms and Land Revenue Laws, 1998-2002; Director: State Cooperative Marketing Federation, Shimla, 1984-93, ii) H.P. State Cooperative Bank, Shimla 1990-92; Chairman, Super Bazaar Shimla, 1991-92.

Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 1990; remained Chairman, Subordinate Legislation Committee, 1990-92, ii) H.P. State Govt. Committee on Expenditure Control and Resource Mobilization, 1991-93. Elected to Rajya Sabha in April 2002; Member Consultative Committee: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, August 2002-February 2004, ii) Ministry of Power, Oct. 2004 iii) Sub Committee, Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries of Committee on Industry September, 2004; Member Committees of the Rajya Sabha: Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, January 2003-February 2004, ii) Committee on Official Languages, iii) Committee on Public Accounts, iv)Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas and Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances ,law and Justice 2006 .

Re-elected to State Assembly in December, 2007; remained Chairman, Human Development and Subordinate Legislation Committees and Member of Public Accounts Committee during 2008 - 2012; Chief Whip, Bhartiya Janata Legislature Party 2008--2012.;Panel of Chairman, H.P. Vidhan Sabha,2008-12. Elected to the State Legislative Assembly for the third time in December,2012 appointed Chief Whip, BJP Legislature party and also nominated to panel of Chairman of H.P. Vidhan Sabha.

  • Special Interest : Social service
  • Languages Known : Hindi, English.
  • Travels Abroad : As delegate Co-operators and Agriculturists, visited Germany, Holland U.K., U.S.A. and France and as a Member Parliament visited Pakistan to attend CPA Conference in 2007 and was one of the resourceful member of the Conference.
  • Favourite Pastime : Reading.