Vijay Bahuguna

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Vijay Bahuguna
विजय बहुगुणा
Uttarakhand EX CM Bahuguna.jpg
6th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
In office
13 March 2012 – 31 January 2014
Preceded by B. C. Khanduri
Succeeded by Harish Rawat
Constituency Sitarganj
Governor Margaret Alva
Aziz Qureshi
Member of Parliament, 15th Lok Sabha
In office
May 2009 – July 2012
Preceded by Vijay Bahuguna
Succeeded by Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah
Constituency Tehri Garhwal
Member of Parliament, 14th Lok Sabha
In office
February 2007 – May 2009
Preceded by Manabendra Shah
Succeeded by Vijay Bahuguna
Constituency Tehri Garhwal
Personal details
Born (1947-02-28) 28 February 1947 (age 71)
Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Nationality India
Political party Indian National Congress (upto May 2016)
Bharatiya Janata Party (2016-)
Spouse(s) Sudha Bahuguna
Relations Rita Bahuguna (sister)
Children 3
Parents Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (father)
Kamla Bahuguna (mother)
Alma mater Allahabad University
Profession Advocate, politician
Committees Member of several committees

Vijay Bahuguna (born 28 February 1947), is an Indian politician who served as the 6th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He is the eldest son of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, an independence activist and eminent politician, and also a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Bahuguna was a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas of India. He represented the Tehri Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2]

Bahuguna was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on 13 March 2012.[3][4] Bahuguna resigned from his CM post on 31 January 2014.[5]

Family and background

Vijay Bahuguna was born at Allahabad in a Brahmin family.[6] His father was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh & was a freedom fighter. H. N. Bahuguna also participated in Non-Cooperation Movement. Vijay Bahuguna has a sister Rita Bahuguna who is also a politician. Rita was a former Congress leader and former president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. She joined the BJP on 20 October 2016 and is Incumbent cabinet minister to Uttar Pradesh government.

Education and early career

Vijay Bahuguna did his bachelors Arts and then LLB from Allahabad University in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He then started working as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court in Allahabad. He later became a Judge[1] of the Allahabad High Court, later transferring to become a judge of the Bombay High Court.

Posts held

# From To Position
01 2002 2007 Vice-chairman, Planning Commission, Uttarakhand
02 2007 2009 Member, 14th Lok Sabha
03 2007 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
04 2008 2009 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
05 2009 2012 Member 15th Lok Sabha
06 2009 2012 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
07 2009 2012 Member, Committee on Ethics
08 2009 2012 Member, Committee on Offices of Profit
09 2009 2012 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power
10 2012 2014 Chief Minister of Uttarakhand


Vijay Bahuguna had submitted his resignation as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on 31 January 2014.[7] Vijay government had received widespread criticism for handling rescue operations in the wake of floods in June, 2013.[8] Harish Rawat was sworn as Chief Minister on 1 February 2014 in presence of Governor of Uttarakhand, Aziz Qureshi.[9]

Other associations

Elections contested


Year Constituency Result Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote percentage Ref
1998 Garhwal Lost 12.64% B. C. Khanduri BJP 55.44% [10]
1999 Tehri Garhwal Lost 39.75% Manabendra Shah BJP 43.01% [11]
2004 Tehri Garhwal Lost 44.52% Manabendra Shah BJP 47.63% [12]
2007 (Bye Elect) Tehri Garhwal Won NA Manujendra Shah BJP NA [13]
2009 Tehri Garhwal Won 45.04% Jaspal Rana BJP 35.98% [14]

Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Year Constituency Result Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote percentage Ref
2012 (Bye Elect) Sitarganj Won NA Prakash Pant BJP NA [15]


  1. ^ a b "Lok Sabha Profile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved Jan 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Tehri Garhwal CNN IBN.
  3. ^ "Vijay Bahuguna sworn in as new Uttarakhand Chief Minister after Harish Rawat rebels". 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  4. ^ "Vijay Bahuguna sworn in as Uttarakhand CM amid revolt in Congress - The Times of India". 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  5. ^ C.K. Chandramohan (2014-01-31). "Bahuguna gives himself a parting gift". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  6. ^ "Revolt erupts in Uttarakhand as Harish Rawat denied CM post - The Times of India". 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna quits - The Times of India". 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  8. ^ "Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna resigns". 2014-01-31. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  9. ^ "Harish Rawat takes oath as new CM of Uttarakhand | Zee News". 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
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External links

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Manabendra Shah
Member of Parliament
for Tehri Garhwal

2007 – 2012
Succeeded by
Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah
Political offices
Preceded by
B. C. Khanduri
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
13 March 2012 – 31 January 2014
Succeeded by
Harish Rawat

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