Harish Singh Rawat was born 27 April 1948 is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from 2014 to 2017. A five-time Member of Parliament, Rawat is a leader of the Indian National Congress party. As a member of 15th Lok Sabha, Rawat served as Union Minister of Water Resources in the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from 2012 to 2014.
He also worked as Minister of State at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food Processing Industries(2011–2012) and Ministry of Labour and Employment (2009–2011).
Harish Rawat Personal Life, Caste, & Family
Harish Rawat was born in a Kumaoni Rajput family in Mohnari village (Adbora Mohnari Graam Sabha), near Chaunalia (263680), Ranikhet in Almora district of the United Provinces (now Uttarakhand) on 27 April 1948 to Rajendra Singh Rawat and Devki Devi.
He studied from GIC Chaunalia in his early days. He received a Bachelor of Arts and LL.B. from Lucknow University. He is married to his fellow Congress member and politician Renuka Rawat who also obtained Bachelor of Law from Lucknow University.
Harish Rawat Political Career
Starting at village level politics, and after staying as a trade unionist and an Indian Youth Congress member for many years, he joined the Indian Parliament in 1980 as a member of the 7th Lok Sabha by defeating the BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi from Almora parliamentary constituency, followed by the 8th Lok Sabha and the 9th Lok Sabha.
He has been head of Congress Volunteer Wing, Congress Seva Dal, since 1980. In 1981, he along with Subramanian Swamy and 13 others led first pilgrimage to Kailash–Manasarovar after 1962 Sino-Indian War.
In 2000, he was unanimously elected as President of Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee, and remained so until he was replaced by Yashpal Arya. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament.
In the 2009 general election, he left his traditional stronghold of Almora after it became a reserved seat post delimitation to contest from Haridwar, and won the election with over 3.3 Lakh of votes.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
In February 2014, Rawat took the oath of office as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand when Vijay Bahuguna resigned due to criticism of his handling of rehabilitation after June 2013 floods.In July 2014, he won a by-election from Dharchula assembly seat by over 19,000 votes.
On 18 March 2016, nine Congress MLAs rebelled against Rawat, reducing the Congress-led Government to a minority. The Union Government decided to impose President’s Rule in the state, and the order was signed by President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 March 2016.
He was later reinstated as Chief Minister on 11 May 2016 after winning the trust vote. On 11 March, Congress under the leadership of Harish Rawat lost the 2017 Assembly Elections to BJP. He was also defeated from the two seats (Haridwar Rural and Kichha) from which he contested.
In Uttarakhand Political Crisis in 2016. A video has been released by a private news channel (Samachar Plus). Which Sting video viral by samachar plus CEO Umesh Kumar. The sting video claims that Harish Rawat gave Rs 25 lakh each to 12 MLAs. The sting video allegedly shows Congress MLA Madan Singh Bisht talking about the money deal involving Harish Rawat.
Harish Rawat Net Worth
As of 2022, Harish Rawat’s Net Worth is $ 05 Million.
|Harish Rawat||Net Worth|
|Net Worth in 2022||$ 05 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$ 05 Million|
|In 2020 Net Worth||$ 03 Million|
|In 2019 Net Worth||$ 03 Million|
|Salary Monthly||$ 25000|
|Income Source||Harish Rawat’s Primary Net Worth income comes from Business, and Secondary income comes from Brands and Others.|
|Income Verified Status||Not Verified.|
Some Interesting Facts About Harish Rawat
- Does Harish Rawat smoke?: Not Known
- Does Harish Rawat drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Harish Rawat was born in the Rajput family in 1948.
- Rawat served as Union Minister of Water Resources in the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from 2012 to 2014.
- He has also handled the portfolio of Minister of State at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (2011-2012) and Ministry of Labour and Employment(2009-2011).
- He has helped many underprivileged childrens.
- From his childhood, he was a bright student.
- Rawat defeated ‘Uttarakhand Kranti Dal Party’ candidate “Kashi Singh Airy”.
- He became a Member of the Committee on Urban and Rural Development (2003).
- He secured 42.16% of the votes in the 15th Lok Sabha election.
- He became a Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment.
|Real Name||Harish Chandra Singh Rawat|
|Party||Indian National Congress|
|Political Journey||• Harish started politics from his village, He had been the member of the Indian Youth Congress until 1980.|
• He was elected to 7th Lok Sabha after defeating BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi from Almora parliamentary constituency in 1980.
• In 2000, he was unanimously elected as President of Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC).
• In 2002, He was elected to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament.
• In February 2014, Rawat took the oath of office as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand when Vijay Bahuguna resigned.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 167 cm|
in meters- 1.67 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilograms- 65 kg|
in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Date of Birth||27 April 1948|
|Age (as in 2017)||68 Years|
|birthplace||Mohanari, Almora, United Provinces, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Taurus|
|Hometown||Mohanari, Almora, United Provinces, India|
|Educational Qualifications||B.A. and L.L.B|
|Family||Father– Rajendra Singh Rawat|
Mother– Devki Devi
|Address||Chief Minister Secretariat (4 Subash Road, Uttarakhand Secretariat, Fourth Floor New Building, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001)|
|Controversies||In Uttarakhand Political Crisis in 2016. A video has been released by a private news channel (Samachar Plus). The sting video claims that Harish Rawat gave Rs 25 lakh each to 12 MLAs. The sting video allegedly shows Congress MLA Madan Singh Bisht talking about the money deal involving Harish Rawat.|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Son– Anand Rawat|
Daughters– Anupama Rawat,
|Net Worth (approx.)||5.5 Crore INR|
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