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Profile: Harshvardhan BJP’s unanimously decided Delhi chief ministerial candidate

BJP President Rajnath Singh, senior leader LK Advani and BJP’s unanimously decided Delhi chief ministerial candidateDr Harshvardhan hold a party flag


BJP  President Rajnath Singh on Oct 23 announced Dr Harshvardhan as BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections. The unanimous decision witrh in BJP was made after the BJP parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday Oct 23.


Rajnath Singh President BJP also said that Vijay Goel backed the party's decision and there is no rift within the party.


According to party sources, Harshvardhan had the backing of BJP heavyweights including LK Advani, Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar.


At the press meet to announce the decision, party patriarch Advani said that Vijay Goel had happily accepted the board's decision on Harshvardhan.


It is said that Vijay Goel, who was appointed as the president of its Delhi unit in February 2013, is supporting Harshvardhan's candidature, and there is no internal rift within the party.


Assembly elections will be held in the national capital on December 4 with over 11.5 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in 70 constituencies.



Wikipedia reported: Dr. Harsh Vardhan is an Indian politician who serves as member of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi (Delhi Vidhan Sabha) from the Krishna Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency.


A member of one of the two major political parties of India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Harsh Vardhan is an Otolaryngologist by profession. During the BJP's government in Delhi (1993–1998), he served in various capacities in the state cabinet, including Health Minister, Law Minister and Education Minister. Vardhan has never lost an election to the Vidhan Sabha. In October 2013, it was reported that BJP is considering his name as the Chief Minister candidate for the 2013 Delhi Assembly ElectionsHarsh Vardhan


Harsh Vardhan is married to Nutan, and together they have two sons, Mayank Bharat and Sachin, and a daughter Inakshi. He lives in a house built by his father in Krishna Nagar


Born    13 December 1954 (age 58)


Nationality        Indian

Other names   Harshvardhan

Education        MBBS, MS

Alma mater     Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School,

Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College

Occupation     Otolaryngologist, politician

Organization   Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Political party   Bharatiya Janata Party

Religion           Hinduism

Children:          Mayank Bharat,Sachin,Inakshi

Parents:          Om Prakash Goel, Snehlata Devi



Early life and education:

Harsh Vardhan was born on 13 December 1954 in Delhi to Om Prakash Goel and Snehalata Devi.[2][3] He is a Hindu and belongs to Vaishya community.

He finished his schooling from Anglo Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School, Daryaganj. He attended Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. He earned his Master of Surgery in otolaryngology from the same college.


Political career

Harsh Vardhan has been a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood. He was elected from Krishna Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency in 1993 on the Bharatiya Janata Party's ticket and became a member of the First Legislative Assembly of Delhi. He was appointed Minister of Health and Minister of Law in the Government of Delhi. He became Minister of Education in 1996. During his time in the State's Health Ministry, he launched Polio Eradication Plan in October 1994. The programme was successful and was adopted throughout the whole nation by the Government of India.


Harsh Vardhan was re-elected in 1998 and 2003. He won from the same seat in 2008 election as well, defeating his primary opponent Indian National Congress councillor Deepika Khullar by 3,204 votes.He is considered to be an experienced and respectable member of the party.

On 23 October 2013, Mr. Harshwardhan was named the Chief Minister candidate for Delhi Assembly elections by BJP.


Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Former Health & Education Minister, Delhi ...

Profile and achievements of the former Health and Education Minister, Delhi, and President, Bharatiya Janata Party (Delhi Pradesh).



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People may think that thief of Shastri’s wristwatch may be a lesser crime than hiding the records related to the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri. People may say: Patriotic film maker Manoj Kumar greater than the ruling ministers who are hiding the facts related to Lal Bahadur Shastri by not providing the information asked by Anuj Dhar u/RTI(Right to Information Act). Is not killing of RTI related to the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri?

Second Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur was born on October 2nd, 1904 at Pantnagar of Mughalsarai, seven miles from Kashi. Mahatma Gandhi was also born on the same day 35 years before Shastriji. Shastri was poisoned at Tashkent most probably.

The government wants to hide the facts about the killing of Lal Bahadur Shastri. But here is a Bahdur (Brave) patriotic actor as well as patriotic film maker, Manoj Kumar who is going to make a film on Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Hindustan Times reported on August 17, 2009: We last heard Manoj Kumar's tiff with Farah Khan and SRK over Om Shanti Om episode. But now, the veteran actor has moved ahead in life after burying the hatchet with both Farah and SRK. He is now ready with the script of a film on India's third Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Manoj Kumar has reportedly Aamir Khan in his mind for the film. Last time, Manoj was eager to cast Amitabh Bachchan in a movie. But since the megastar was busy with various other projects, the film could not take off.

People may say: Patriotic film maker Manoj Kumar greater than the ruling ministers who are hiding the facts related to the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri.




TOI reported on Sept 9, 2009: Thieves struck at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial in high security Ashoka Road area last week, and made away with a rare gold watch a symbol of friendship between erstwhile USSR and India.

The unidentified thieves took away a gold wristwatch presented to second Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri by his counterpart Alexei Kosygin when the former visited Moscow just before the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war. The watch was kept in a glass case at the memorial which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2005.

"I was in first year of college. I remember that my father was unaware that it was a gold watch. He told me that he came from a humble family and he did not know how to handle expensive gifts. He presented the watch to me. I wore the watch for 40 years before handing it over to the memorial museum,'' said Anil Shastri, Lal Bahadur's Shastri's son and special invitee to the Congress Working Committee. He is also the holding trustee of the museum which displays over 800 items belonging to the late Prime Minister.

The theft came to light on September 3 but the authorities of the memorial, located adjacent to the AICC headquarters, reported the matter to the police only four days later.

According to curator Kundan Singh, the theft was detected by memorial director professor A K Das around 3.30pm, hours before the visiting time was to end. "Das reported the incident to me. We immediately formed an internal committee and probed if any of the 15 staff members or security staff were involved. The probe was initially to be completed in two days but the director wanted to be absolutely sure before he approached the police. The complaint was lodged four days later on September 7,'' said Anil Shastri.

A case of theft has been registered at the Tughlaq Road police station. "We sent our crime team to lift fingerprints but sadly the police was called in late. The caretaker was on leave that day. There are no CCTV cameras at the memorial and neither is any alarm system in place. We are investigating the matter,'' said Shankar Dash, additional commissioner of police, New Delhi district.

According to Anil Shastri, CPWD had been approached for installation of CCTV cameras and alarm system. "Our own investigations have revealed that a particular couple had been lingering in the gallery area for a long time that day. We have informed the police about this,'' he said.

A senior investigating officer maintained that even the basic security drill at the museum was not being carried out. "It is shocking that visitors coming out are not properly checked. The glass casket containing the watch was stuck with chemicals and kept in the display room that exhibits Shastri's personal items like glasses and his favourite Mont Blanc pen. It takes time to cut through the glass cover. But none of the three attendants supposed to keep an eye on the gallery noticed it,'' added the officer.

"It is a personal loss for the family. Not only did that watch have an emotional and historical connected, I presume it was one of the rarest Russian-made watches in the country. It's value in the auction market will be no less than several lakhs,'' said Anil Shastri. He added that he had not expected such a theft to take place at the memorial of an "honest man".

People may think that thief of Shastri’s wristwatch may be a lesser crime than hiding the records related to the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri.



By Premendra Agrawal

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