Gagret MLA Rakesh Kalia Of Congress
Rakesh Kalia is the Gagret MLA. He is associated with Indian National Congress. He is the son of Shri Madan Lal Kalia. He was born on 10th June 1968 at Chintpurni, Distt. Una. He is a graduate & pre-engineering. He is married to Smt. Renu.
Gagret is a nagar panchayat in Una district of the state. It is situated in the Punjab region. Gagret falls under Hamirpur Parliamentary Constituency and is a constituency for Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Gagret is situated near Swan or Sombhadra river; Swan is a seasonal river. Gagret forms a border place when one moves from Punjab to Himachal Pradesh via Hoshiarpur.
Rakesh Kalia was secretary, Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress and he was secretary & Vice President, PCC. He was elected to State Legislative Assembly in March 2003 and re-elected in 2007 from Chintpurni Assembly segment, which after delimitation has been reserved for SC. He remained member, Public Administration and General Development Committees during 2008-2012. He elected to the State Legislative Assembly for the third time in December 2012 and appointed Chairman, General Development Committee and thereafter Chief Parliamentary Secretary. He won by a margin of 4897 votes. Sushil Kumar Kalia of Congress was the trailing candidate.