Ramesh Chander Kaushik
Member of the India Parliament
for Sonipat
In office
2nd
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Preceded byJitendra Singh Malik
ConstituencyKailana, Rai (Assembly)Sonipat
Personal details
Born (1956-12-03) 3 December 1956 (age 65)
Samaspur GamraSonipat, haryana, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Smt. Luxmi Devi
Children2
Residence(s)Sonipat, Haryana
Alma materChaudhary Charan Singh University
OccupationAdvocate
As of 15 December, 2014
Source: [1]

Ramesh Chander Kaushik is an Indian politician and a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Sonipat (Lok Sabha constituency), Haryana.[1] He won the 2014 Indian general election being a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[2] He was retained as the party candidate for the 2019 17th Lok Sabha elections and defeated his opponent Bhupinder Singh Hooda Ex-CM of Haryana in his home turf of old Rohtak district to retain the seat. Ramesh Kaushik is the single most influential leader of BJP in the Sonipat region who has a clout of friends in RSS, BJP high command and across the party lines. He is very good at making and sustaining relations at all the levels.

Early Political Career

He started political career from Haryana Vikas Party in the year 1991 when he contested the erstwhile Kailana seat in Sonipat unsuccessfully. Later on in the bansilal wave of 1996 he stood victorious from the same constituency and made was the cabinet minister in the Haryana Government by CM Bansilal. Later on when Bansilal merged the HVP in INC he shirted to Congress. In the 2005 Haryana assembly election he contested from the Delhi bordering Rai constituency and won with a good margin. And was made CPS by the CM BS Hooda. But in the 2009 elections Hooda preferred another Brahmin Kuldeep Sharma over RC Kaushik and the ticket was denied to him.

Established Political Career

But his stars changed as he was the 1st to grasp the Modi wave in the year 2013 among all other congress leaders like Rao Inderjeet, Ch Birender, Kuldeep Bishnoi and joined the BJP. He was the dark horse in the competition to get the BJP ticket but luck always stood by his side and he was given ticket and he defeated Jagbir Malik of congress in the 2014 parliamentary elections. Again in the year 2019 people were considering him out of race of ticket as he was not CM's favourite in Sonipat constituency but relations, networking and luck worked in his favour and he got the most coveted BJP ticket. 2019 election was a battlefield but Kaushik has always played safe and defeated Bhupendra Singh Hooda by a huge margin of 174000 votes.

Other Position

He is the member of the parliamentary standing committee on Petroleum and natural gas.

References

  1. ^ Sarawagi, Vinay; Saaliq, Sheikh (17 July 2017). "In Numbers: 3-Year Performance Appraisal of MPs in 16th Lok Sabha". News 18. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ "In Numbers: Sonipat Lok Sabha results 2019". indiatoday. 24 May 2019.