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Profile: Harshvardhan BJP’s unanimously decided Delhi chief ministerial candidate

By Premendra Agrawal at October 23, 2013 09:23
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BJP President Rajnath Singh, senior leader LK Advani and BJP’s unanimously decided Delhi chief ministerial candidateDr Harshvardhan hold a party flag

 

BJP  President Rajnath Singh on Oct 23 announced Dr Harshvardhan as BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections. The unanimous decision witrh in BJP was made after the BJP parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday Oct 23.

 

Rajnath Singh President BJP also said that Vijay Goel backed the party's decision and there is no rift within the party.

 

According to party sources, Harshvardhan had the backing of BJP heavyweights including LK Advani, Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar.

 

At the press meet to announce the decision, party patriarch Advani said that Vijay Goel had happily accepted the board's decision on Harshvardhan.

 

It is said that Vijay Goel, who was appointed as the president of its Delhi unit in February 2013, is supporting Harshvardhan's candidature, and there is no internal rift within the party.

 

Assembly elections will be held in the national capital on December 4 with over 11.5 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in 70 constituencies.

 

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Wikipedia reported: Dr. Harsh Vardhan is an Indian politician who serves as member of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi (Delhi Vidhan Sabha) from the Krishna Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency.

 

A member of one of the two major political parties of India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Harsh Vardhan is an Otolaryngologist by profession. During the BJP's government in Delhi (1993–1998), he served in various capacities in the state cabinet, including Health Minister, Law Minister and Education Minister. Vardhan has never lost an election to the Vidhan Sabha. In October 2013, it was reported that BJP is considering his name as the Chief Minister candidate for the 2013 Delhi Assembly ElectionsHarsh Vardhan

 

Harsh Vardhan is married to Nutan, and together they have two sons, Mayank Bharat and Sachin, and a daughter Inakshi. He lives in a house built by his father in Krishna Nagar

 

Born    13 December 1954 (age 58)

Delhi

Nationality        Indian

Other names   Harshvardhan

Education        MBBS, MS

Alma mater     Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School,

Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College

Occupation     Otolaryngologist, politician

Organization   Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Political party   Bharatiya Janata Party

Religion           Hinduism

Children:          Mayank Bharat,Sachin,Inakshi

Parents:          Om Prakash Goel, Snehlata Devi

Website: www.drharshvardhan.com

 

Early life and education:

Harsh Vardhan was born on 13 December 1954 in Delhi to Om Prakash Goel and Snehalata Devi.[2][3] He is a Hindu and belongs to Vaishya community.

He finished his schooling from Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School, Daryaganj. He attended Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. He earned his Master of Surgery in otolaryngology from the same college.

 

Political career

Harsh Vardhan has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood. He was elected from Krishna Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency in 1993 on the Bharatiya Janata Party's ticket and became a member of the First Legislative Assembly of Delhi. He was appointed Minister of Health and Minister of Law in the Government of Delhi. He became Minister of Education in 1996. During his time in the State's Health Ministry, he launched Polio Eradication Plan in October 1994. The programme was successful and was adopted throughout the whole nation by the Government of India.

 

Harsh Vardhan was re-elected in 1998 and 2003. He won from the same seat in 2008 election as well, defeating his primary opponent Indian National Congress councillor Deepika Khullar by 3,204 votes.He is considered to be an experienced and respectable member of the party.

On 23 October 2013, Mr. Harshwardhan was named the Chief Minister candidate for Delhi Assembly elections by BJP.

 

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