About Ramveer Singh BidhuriRamveer Singh Bidhuri has been elected MLA from the Badarpur constituency of South Delhi region thrice in five elections to Delhi Assembly. He is expected to be given a chance by the BJP high command to contest from Badarpur for a fourth time in the ensuing Assembly elections in the city-state.
Early Life of Ramveer Singh BidhuriRamveer Singh Bidhuri was born on 4 December, 1952 in the village Tughlakabad, New Delhi to late Ram Phal Singh. Bidhuri went to Desh Bandhu Gupta College of Delhi University and attained his bachelor’s degree in Arts in the year 1973. He is married to Rajeshwari and the couple is blessed with two sons.
Political Career of Ramveer Singh BidhuriFor a major part of his political career, Ramveer Singh Bidhuri has been associated with the Indian National Congress (INC). He started off his political career way back in 1967 as a student leader. Bidhuri worked as the General Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress from 1971 to 1977 and served in the capacity of General Secretary, Kisan and Backward Classes cell of All India Congress Committee (AICC) between 1978 and 1988.
Meanwhile, Bidhuri served in the Haryana state government as well, he was given the presiding chair of the State Warehousing Committee in 1981 and held it for next four years. He later joined hands with Janata Dal and was handed the post of the National General Secretary of the party in 1991 and retained the same till 1996.
In the midst of his tenure as the Janata Dal General Secretary, Bidhuri contested the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections in 1993 from the Badarpur Assembly segment and emerged victorious. He managed to serve a full five year term as a member of the Assembly. Subsequently, Bidhuri was enrolled back into INC and thereafter fought the 1998 Assembly elections on INC ticket. This time he ended up as the runner up to the eventual winner Ram Singh Netaji who was an independent candidate.
By the 2003 Delhi elections, Bidhuri had joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He contested these elections for NCP and just managed to register a marginal victory over formerly independent candidate and now INC's Ram Singh Netaji by a mere 436 votes.
Before the 2008 Assembly elections got underway, Bidhuri had again moved to INC. He fought the 2008 elections from the Badarpur seat representing Congress for a second time, but was again defeated by Ram Singh Netaji who contested elections on Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) ticket this time.
In 2013, Bidhuri joined the resurgent BJP and managed a big win over his traditional rival Ram Singh Netaji (who was representing INC this time) by a margin of 12,054 votes in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections. He was expected to serve his tenure as a member of the Assembly for another five years but President's rule was imposed in Delhi in early 2014, which continued for another nine months; the Assembly stands dissolved at the moment.
Ramveer Singh Bidhuri may emerge as a chief ministerial candidate in case of BJP winning a majority in the 2015 Assembly polls.
Last Updated on 25 February, 2017.