Nagrota MLA Congressman Gurmukh Singh Bali
Gurmukh Singh Bali is the Member of the Legislative Assembly from Nagrota Bagwan. He is son of son of late Shri M.S. Bali. He was born on 27 July, 1954, at Kangra. He has Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He is the Transport, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Technical Education Minister in the present Himachal Pradesh Cabinet.
Nagrota Bagwan is a town and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. As of 2011 Census, Nagrota Bagwan had a population of 5900 of which 3,001 are males while 2,899 are females. Nagrota Bagwan has an average literacy rate of 90.76%, higher than the national average of 74% – male literacy is 93.59%, and female literacy is 87.87%. In Nagrota Bagwan, 9.37% of the population is under 6 years of age. Geography wise, Nagrota Bagwan lies at the center of two famous temples Chamunda ji and Kangra Devi Ji.
Gurmukh Singh Bali is the founder president of Himachal Nagrik Sudhar Sabha. He was Vice Chairman and later Chairman of the Himachal Social Bodies Federation. He was the Convener of the Indian National Congress Vichar Manch from 1990 to 1997. He was the President of the Congress Seva Dal from 1995 to 1998. He was also the Joint Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee from 1993 to 1998. He got elected to Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in 1998 and was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2012. He was appointed as the Cabinet Minister for Transport on March 6, 2003. He won by a margin of 2743 votes. Arun Kumar, an Independent, was the trailing candidate.