Jai Ram Thakur is an Indian politician who is the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He has been winning continuously since 1998 in the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. He is elected to Himachal Pradesh Assembly from the Seraj assembly constituency of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
Jai Ram Thakur Early Life and Family
Jai was born on 6th January 1965 in Tandi, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. He was born to a poor farming family. He was among five siblings – two sisters and three brothers. His father’s name is Jethu Ram, he worked as a mason. His mother’s name is Briku Devi. He is married to ABVP colleague Dr. Sadhana Thakur with whom he has two daughters, Priyanka Thakur and Chandrika Thakur. Both daughters are studying MBBS in Himachal Pradesh. The elder daughter is studying in RPGMC Tanda while the younger one was selected to SLBSGMC Ner Chowk in 2018.
Jai Ram Thakur Education
Jai attended primary education at Kurani School. Later in 1987, he went to Vallabh Government College Mandi for graduating with a B.A. Then he did Post-Graduation (M.A.) from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Jai Ram Thakur Political Career
During his college days in Vallabh Govt. College, Jai won his election under ABVP, which led to his long association with the student organization. In 1998, he won his first elections and was elected to State Legislative Assembly.
In 1989, he became the organizing Secretary of ABVP in Jammu and Kashmir. In 1993, he became the State Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha in Himachal Pradesh.
From 2000 to 2003, he was the Vice-President of the BJP in Himachal Pradesh. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the President of the BJP Yuva Morcha in Himachal Pradesh.
From the year 2009 to 2012, he was inducted into the council of Ministers and became the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. In 2012, he won the State Legislative Assembly for the consecutive fourth time.
In the State Assembly election of 2017, BJP won a two-third majority but its Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal was defeated from the Sujanpur assembly segment. As Jai Ram has a very strong connection with RSS and a strong political portfolio, he became the top choice of the party to become the Chief Minister of the state. He is the first Chief Minister from the Mandi district and he is the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.
Jai Ram Thakur Net Worth
Jai has a net worth of Rs 4 crores. He has a salary of approx. Rs 1-2 lakhs.
Favorite Food(s) – Siddu, Akhtori, and Punjabi Cuisines
Favorite Singer(s) – Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar
Hobbies – Listening to old songs, and Reading
Some Interesting Facts About Jai Ram Thakur
- His wife is a very famous doctor in the Mandi district and is also a social worker.
- Along with his wife, he organizes blood donation camps.
|Name||Jai Ram Thakur|
|Date of Birth||6 January 1965|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Birth Place||Tandi village, Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Physical Stats and More|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Family||Father – Late Jethu Ram Thakur|
Mother – Bikramu Devi
Siblings – Biri Singh, Anant Ram, Veer Singh, Purnu Devi, and Anu Devi
Wife – Sadhna Thakur
Daughters – Priyanka Thakur and Chandrika Thakur
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