Jagdambika Pal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byMohammed Muqueem
Personal details
Born (1950-10-21) 21 October 1950 (age 73)
Bharvaliya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Indian National Congress
All India Indira Congress (Tiwari)
Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress
Sneh Lata Pal
(m. 1975)
Children1 son, 2 daughters
EducationMA & LLB
Alma materAwadh University
Gorakhpur University

Jagdambika Pal is an Indian politician. He is a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was also a member of 15th Lok Sabha & 16th Lok Sabha and was a member of Indian National Congress, until he resigned on 7 March 2014.

Political career

He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He parted from the Indian National Congress to join All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) of N. D. Tiwari but in 1997, he formed Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress along with Naresh Agarwal, Rajeev Shukla and Shyam Sunder Sharma and Bacha Pathak and became Minister of Transport in Kalyan Singh government.

Later, Jagdambika Pal became the president of the Uttar Pradesh state unit of the Indian National Congress.

In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Domariyaganj Lok Sabha constituency in Siddharthnagar district, Uttar Pradesh.

On 3 July 2011, Jagdambika Pal and other members of Lok Sabha, Lower House of the Parliament of India, opened Commemorative plaque at Mahua Dabar, where the British massacred 5,000 people during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[1]

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

When, the Uttar Pradesh state government led by Kalyan Singh was dismissed on 21 February 1998 by Governor of Uttar Pradesh Romesh Bhandari, he became the Chief Minister. Kalyan Singh moved Allahabad High Court which termed the dismissal of government unconstitutional on 23 February 1998, thereby reinstating the Kalyan Singh government.

He holds the record for the shortest stint as Chief Minister of any state in India for just one day. He is popularly known as the "one-day chief minister". However, the legitimacy of his regime, is disputed as the Kalyan Singh government's dismissal had been declared unconstitutional by the Allahabad High Court.

Personal life

He was born to Surya Baksha Pal and Mool Rajidevi at Bharvaliya village of Bankati Block in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh state. He founded Surya Baksha Pal Girls Inter college and Surya Baksha Pal Post Graduate Degree College at Bankati, Basti district.

Positions held


  1. ^ Mahua Dabar commemorative plaque
  2. ^ "Jagadambika Pal holds record of CM with shortest tenure". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "उत्तर प्रदेश में 1998 में सिर्फ 24 घंटा ही मुख्यमंत्री रह सके थे जगदंबिका पाल". Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 26 November 2019.
Political offices Preceded byKalyan Singh Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (de facto) 21 February 1998 – 23 February 1998 Succeeded byKalyan Singh