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Shivraj Patil: Chief Minister (CM) of Chandigarh

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Since: 22/01/2010
Party: Others  
State: Chandigarh
Constituency: Chandigarh
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About Shivraj Patil


Shivraj Patil was born in 12th October, 1935 in the village of Chakur in the Latur district of Maharashtra.  He is currently the Governor of the state of Punjab and Administrator of the Union territory of Chandigarh. Initially he was the speaker of the 11th Lok Sabha and served the Manmohan Singh cabinet as the Union Minister of Home Affairs. He has also served the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi cabinets as the Defence Minister in 1980s. 
He attended the Osmania University in Hyderabad earning a degree in science and studied law at Bombay University. During 1967- 69 he involved himself in the local government. He belongs to lingayat community. He is married to Vijaya Patil in June 1963.
From the year 1972 to 1980 he was the member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for two terms of 1972- 1978 and 1978 – 1980. During this period he had held the office of Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee, Deputy Minister (law & Judiciary, Irrigation, Protocol) and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly and the speaker of the Assembly.
In the Indira Gandhi led Government he was the Minister of State for Defence (1980-82). He was also given the charge of Commerce Ministry from there he was shifted to Science and Technology, Atomic Energy, Electronic, Space and Ocean Development.
In the Rajiv Gandhi Government he was Minister of Personnel, Defence production and later held independent charge of Civil Aviation and Tourism.
He has also held a number of important positions in the party ever since Sonia Gandhi took over the presidency of the party. He is largely known for introducing the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, India in 1995. He was the chairman of the manifesto committee of the party during the 1999 Lok Sabha election.
As speaker of the Lok Sabha, he had begun or contributed in initiatives on information dissemination to members of the Parliament (through computerization and modernization), construction of Parliament Library Building and broadcast of Lok Sabha proceedings, including live broadcast of Question Hour of both houses of the parliament

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