Kutlehar MLA Virender Kanwar Of BJP
Virender Kanwar is the Kutlehar MLA. He is associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. He is son of late Shri Jagjit Singh. He was born at village Deev, Tehsil Nadaun, Distt. Hamirpur on 29th January 1964. He is BA LL.B and has done a Diploma in Pharmacy. He is married to Smt. Meena Kumari.
Kutlehar State, covering an area of 482 km, was one of the Princely states of India. It was reigned by Rana Amrat Pal until its occupation by Nepal from 1803 to 1815. After the annexation by Punjab in 1825, the state ceased to exist. The territory was then annexed by the British Raj and reduced to an estate (jagir). Kutlehar Estate acceded to India in 1957. Its main town was Bangana, in present day Una district. Currently, the area of the former estate is part of the state.
Virender Kanwar Member, RSS since childhood; Convenor, ABVP, Distt. Hamirpur, 1981-85; General Secretary and President, BJYM, Distt. Una, 1993-96 and 1996–2000, respectively; Member, State Bharatiya Janata Party, Executive Committee, 2003-06; and President, Bharatiya Janata Party Distt. Una, 2004-2008; also remained Up-Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Plahta, 1999-2001; and Member, Zila Parishad Una, 2000-2003.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 2003; re-elected in December 2007; remained member, Public Accounts & Human Development Committees before being appointed as Chief Parliamentary Secretary in 2009. (Attached with Public Works Minister and Education Minister.) He was elected as MLA from this Vidhan Sabha seat in the elections held in 2012. He won by a margin of 1692 votes. Ram Dass of Indian National Congress was the trailing candidate.
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