Dehra MLA Ravinder Singh Of BJP
Ravinder Singh is the Dehra MLA. He is associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. He is son of late Thakur Ganga Ram. He was born on 28th May, 1955 at Bheri, Distt. Kangra. He is a Graduate from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He is married to Smt. Madhu Bala.
Dehra was a town of British India, currently a tehsil in Kangra district in the state. The river Beas divides the town into Dehra & Gopipur. Dehra is the oldest tehsil in Himachal Pradesh. As the town is fusion of two words Dehra & Gopipur, both have a reason for the same. Gopipur being an older version & from the times of Mahabharta. According to the legend when Kalyavana (the Yavan or Greek) demon was running behind Lord Krishna disappeared in some caves in the Gopipur foothills & killed the demon inside the caves. An ancient Pandav temple is the oldest temple in the town aging from the time of Mahabharata. The town of Dehra is as recent as mid 15th Century when foreign invaders used this place as a DERA (camp) for their expedition to hill states. British made the evolving town as the tehsil in the year 1868.
Ravinder Singh was elected as Dehra MLA from this Vidhan Sabha seat in the elections held in 2012. He won by a margin of 15293 votes. Yog Raj an Independent was the trailing candidate.
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