Maj. Gen. Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, AVSM (Retd)
, also known as Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri
or B.C. Khanduri
: भुवन चन्द्र खंडूरी; born 1 October 1934) was the chief minister
from March 8, 2007 to June 24, 2009. He was also a member of the 14th Lok Sabha
. He represented the Garhwal
constituency of Uttarakhand
and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) political party. He is also a former minister in the Indian federal government.
Born in 1934 in Dehradun
he studied at Allahabad University
, College of Military Engineering, Pune
, Institute of Engineers, New Delhi and Institute of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
He served in Corps of Engineers, Indian Army
from 1954 to 1990. In 1982 he was conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
(AVSM) by the President of India for distinguished services in the Indian Army.
Entry into Politics
After retirement he joined politics and was elected to Lok Sabha
in 1991 and in subsequent elections.
He was the minister of state (with independent charge) of the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry from 2000 to 2003 in the government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee
. He was elevated to cabinet rank in 2003, and held the post until the NDA government lost power in May 2004. He is a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, having served on various parliamentary committees. As a minister, he implemented BJP's prestigious... Read More