Amidst loud applauds from massive gathering at the historic Ridge Shimla today, Dr. Ram Lal Markanda was administered oath of office as Minister by the Governor Acharya Devvrat in presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, National BJP President Shri Amit Shah, former Deputy Prime Minister Shri L.K. Advani, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Road Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Health Minister Shri J.P. Nadda besides Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of various States of the country.
Brief Bio-Data of Dr. Ram Lal Markanda
Ram Lal Markanda was born on 17 October, 1966.
He is MA, M.Phil, Ph.D.
Remained Joint Secretary, State NSUI 1989-93, Senior Vice President, State NSUI 1996-97, General Secretary H.P. Youth Congress, President Himachal Vikas Congress, District Lahaul & Spiti, Joint Secretary All India Tribal Association, President Research Scholar Association, H.P. University Shimla.
Elected to State Legislative Assembly in 1998 as HVC candidate.
Remained Minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (Independent charge), Minister for State for Animal Husbandry (Independent Charge) and attached with the IPH and Minister for IPH, was given additional charge of PWD (attached with the CM) in 2001 and resigned from the Council of Ministers on 3.2.2003.
Elected to the Legislative Assembly again in December 2007 on BJP ticket.
Re-elected to the legislative Assembly again in December, 2017.