Shiv Pratap Shukla
Shukla in 2018
22nd Governor of Himachal Pradesh
Assumed office
18 February 2023
PresidentDroupadi Murmu
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Chief MinisterSukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Preceded byRajendra Arlekar
Minister of State for Finance
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySantosh Gangwar
Succeeded byAnurag Thakur
MP of Rajya Sabha for Uttar Pradesh[1]
In office
5 July 2016 – 5 July 2022
Preceded byMukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP
Succeeded byKapil Sibal
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party (U.P.)
In office
Cabinet Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
21 September 1997 – 8 March 2002
Chief Minister
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
5 December 1989 – 8 March 2002
Preceded bySunil Kumar Shastri
Succeeded byRadha Mohan Das Agarwal
Personal details
Born (1952-04-01) 1 April 1952 (age 71)
Rudrapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Shimla
Alma materGorakhpur University

Shiv Pratap Shukla (born 1 April 1952) is an Indian politician and statesman. Currently, he is the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He was the Minister of State for Finance in the First Modi ministry.[2] He was a Member of Parliament in the upper house (Rajya Sabha) of the Indian Parliament represented the Indian state, Uttar Pradesh.

Political career

Member of Legislative Assembly

Shukla campaigned in the General Elections in 1989 and was elected a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, defeating Shri Sunil Shastri of INC.[3] He was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly four consecutive times in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1996.[3]

Minister of state in the BJP government

Shukla was appointed a state minister in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led governments in Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed the cabinet Minister for Jails[4][5][6] in 1996–1998 under Bharatiya Janata PartyBahujan Samaj Party a short-lived coalition government of Mayawati & Kalyan Singh & later on appointed Minister for Rural Development [7] in year 1998–2002 under BJP government of Rajnath Singh.


  1. ^ "Samajwadi Party Wins 7 Rajya Sabha Seats in UP, Kapil Sibal Emerges Victorious".
  2. ^ "Shiv Pratap Shukla Gets Finance Ministry in PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet".
  3. ^ a b "Gorakhpur Election Results since 1977". Election Commission of India.
  4. ^ "The Great Lucknow Circus". Frontline. 15–28 November 1997. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Jailed gangster's reach gobsmacks UP police". Rediff. 17 December 1998.
  6. ^ "BJP bandh stirs up trouble in UP towns". Rediff. 23 February 1998.
  7. ^ R Swaminathan (22 February 2002). "Neither Ram nor Rahim, Gorakhpur voters seek solution to problem of floods". Rediff.
Political offices Preceded byRajendra Arlekar Governor of Himachal Pradesh 13 February 2023 - Present Incumbent