Full name - Harish Chandra Singh Rawat
Name - Harish rawat
Born - April 27,1948
Designation - Chief Minister of uttarakhand
Political party - Indian national congress
Alma mater - B.A L.L.B university of Lucknow
Previous offices - Union Minister of Water Resources
Member of Parliament for Haridwar
Member of Rajya Sabha
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Harish Rawat is current Chief Minister of uttarakhand .He is a member of the longest ruling party in India - the Indian National Congress (INC).
He has been a Member of Parliament five times. He has been elected four times to the Lok Sabha (Lower House) and once to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House). He has held the Ministry of Water Resources and has been the Minister of State for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Harish Rawat started his political career by joining politics at the village level and held key positions like the Block Pramukh and the Gram Pradhan. He was inclined towards the ideologies of the Indian National Congress right from the outset and was a member of the Youth Congress and a Trade Union leader for several years. Later, Rawat joined the ranks of the Indian National Congress (INC). In 1980, he was elected to the Indian Parliament for the very first time when he defeated veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi from the Almora Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency, which then belonged to the state of Uttar Pradesh. He became a member of the Seventh Lok Sabha when Indira Gandhi returned to power.
Harish Rawat was elected to the Indian Parliament thrice in a row as he repeated his electoral success to be elected to the Eighth and the Ninth Lok Sabha in 1984 and 1989 respectively. Thereafter, he held a number of different positions such as Member of the Consultative Committee of Law and Company Affairs, Member of the Public Account Committee, Member of the House Committee, Member of the Official Language Committee and Member of the Communications and Power within the Congress ranks. He also held the post of the Chief of Congress Seva Dal and the volunteer wing of the party.
Harish Rawat was elected to the Upper House of the Indian Parliament - the Rajya Sabha for the very first time in 2002. He served a full term of six years until 2008. In 2003, Harish Rawat became the Member of the Standing Committee of Rural and Urban Development. The same year, he became the Member of the Consultative Committee to the Ministry of Power. Rawat remained the Member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Society from July 2004 to November 2008. He was elected to the Indian Parliament for a fifth time and the Lok Sabha (Lower House) for a fourth time in 2009 when the Congress-led UPA retained power in the Centre. He contested the Hardwar Lok Sabha seat in the General Elections of 2009 and won it with a total of 3,32,055 votes defeating his nearest rival Swami Yatindranand Giri by a margin of 1,27,539 votes. Harish Rawat could not contest his native and stronghold seat of Almora because it became reserved after the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India were implemented in 2008.