Chaudhary Charan Singh

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Chaudhary Charan Singh was born on December 23, 1902 in Noorpur city of Bijnor district of United Province (today’s Uttar Pradesh). In the year 1925 he obtained M.A. and in the year 1926 he obtained the degree of Law. 1928 He started practicing law in Ghaziabad. In February 1937, at the age of 34, he was elected MLA from Chhaprauli (Baghpat).

Chaudhary Charan Singh Biography

NameChaudhary Charan Singh
Designation5th Prime Minister of India, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of India
BirthDecember 23, 1902
DeathMay 29, 1987
Samadhee SthalKisan Ghat

Influenced by Gandhiji, he jumped into the national freedom movement. He also went to jail in 1930 and 1942. After independence, he became a cabinet minister in the Govind Vallabh Pant government of Uttar Pradesh in 1951. He was critical of Nehru’s cooperative policy. He believed that the ownership rights of the farmer’s land should remain with the farmer only.

In 1967, after leaving the Congress, he founded the Bharatiya Kranti Dal (BLD). He was also the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh twice. When the Janata Party government was formed in 1977, he was the Home Minister and later the Finance Minister in the Morarji government.

Charan Singh was also the “Deputy Prime Minister” during the tenure of Morarji Desai. But, due to increasing differences with Morarji Desai, Charan Singh left the Janata Dal party, due to which Morarji Desai’s government fell.

Prime Minister who never faced Parliament

Became the 5th Prime Minister of the country on July 28, 1979 with the support of Congress (I). Chaudhary Charan Singh resigned from the post of Prime Minister on August 20, 1979 due to withdrawal of support from Indira Gandhi. Thus, he became the Prime Minister who never faced the Parliament while being the Prime Minister.

He died on May 29, 1987. Charan Singh became famous as a farmer leader. His mausoleum situated in New Delhi has been named Kisan Ghat. His birthday (23 December) is celebrated as Farmer’s Day. He also wrote books on agrarian reform, zamindari, economy, land reform.

Who was Chaudhary Charan Singh?

Chaudhary Charan Singh was the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and 5th Prime Minister of India.

When is the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh celebrated?

Farmers Day is also celebrated on this occasion on 23rd December.

Which political party was founded by Charan Singh?

Indian Revolution Party

When is the death anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh?

29 may

What is the name of the mausoleum of Chaudhary Charan Singh?

Kisan Ghat

List of Indian Prime Ministers

Prime Minister’s Names Term of Office
Jawahar Lal Nehru 15 Aug 1947 to 27 May 1964 (16Y, 286D)
Gulzarilal Nanda 27 May 1964 to 9 Jun (13D)
Lal Bahadur Shastri 9 Jun 1964 to 11 Jan 1966 (1Y, 216D)
Gulzarilal Nanda 11 Jan 1966, 24 Jan 1966 (13D)
Indira Gandhi 24 Jan 1966 to 24 Mar 1977 (11Y, 59D)
Morarji Desai 24 Mar 1977 to 28 Jul 1979 (2Y, 126D)
Charan Singh 28 Jul 1979 to 14 Jan 1980 (170D)
Indira Gandhi 14 Jan 1980 to 31 Oct 1984 (4Y, 291D)
Rajiv Gandhi 31 Oct 1984 to 2 Dec 1989 (5Y, 32D)
V. P. Singh 2 Dec 1989 to 10 Nov 1990 (343D)
Chandra Shekhar 10 Nov 1990 to 21 Jun 1991 (223D)
P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 Jun 1991 to 16 May 1996 (4Y, 330D)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 to 1 Jun 1996 (16D)
H. D. Deve Gowda 1 Jun 1996 to 21 April 1997 (324D)
Inder Kumar Gujral 21 April 1997 to 19 Mar 1998 (332D)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 Mar 1998 to 22 May 2004 (6Y, 64D)
Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014 (10Y, 4D)
Narendra Modi 26 May 2014 Present
*Y – Years | *D – Days

List of Deputy Prime Ministers

Deputy Prime Ministers of India Tenure Prime Minister
Sardar Patel 1947–1950 Jawaharlal Nehru
Morarji Desai 1967–1969 Indira Gandhi
Charan Singh and Jagjivan Ram (jointly) 1979–1979 Morarji Desai
Y. B. Chavan 1979–1980 Chaudhary Charan Singh
Devi Lal 1989–1990 V.P. Singh
Devi Lal 1990–1991 Chandra Shekhar
L. K. Advani 2002–2004 Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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