Sampat Singh - Political Career

Political Career

  • 1972- 1974: Lecturer of Political Science, Dayanand College, Hisar
  • 1974- 1977: Professor of Political Science, Jat College, Hisar
  • 1977- 1979: Political Secy. To Ch. Devi Lal, C.M. Haryana
  • 1980: Election conveyor for Ch. Devi Lal during 7th Lok Sabha Elections
  • 1980: By Election, Contested election from Bhattu Kalan
  • 1981: State Youth Party President till 1984. Voluntary resigned at the age of 35years to make way for other youth members.
  • 1982: Elected to 6th Vidhan Sabha, Bhattu Kalan Constituency, Member, Schedule Caste & Welfare Society of Haryana Vidhan Sabha
  • 1984: District Party President, Hisar till 1987
  • 1987: Elected to 7th Vidhan Sabha, Bhattu Kalan Constituency, Minister of Industry, Excise & Taxation, Town & Country Planning, Home, Local Bodies, Jails, Public Relations, Irrigation & Power, Finance, Parliamentary Affairs & Planning
  • 1991: Elected to 8th Vidhan Sabha, Bhattu Kalan Constituency, Leader of Opposition, Haryana
  • 1996: Contested election from Bhattu Kalan
  • 1998: By Election, Elected to 9th Vidhan Sabha, Fatehabad Constituency, Chairman, Assurance Committee, Haryana Vidhan Sabha
  • 1999: Cabinet Minister for Finance, Parliamentary Affairs & Planning
  • 2000: Elected to 10th Vidhan Sabha, Bhattu Kalan Constituency, Cabinet Minister for Finance, Parliamentary Affairs & Planning
  • 2005: Contested election from Bhattu Kalan
  • 2008: By Election, Contested election from Adampur
  • 2009: Contested 15th Lok Sabha Election from Hisar constituency.He lost this election with very low margin of around 6900 votes.
  • 2009: (14 Jul)Prof Sampat Singh quit INLD after remaining associated with the INLD for 32 long years since the time of party supremo and former deputy Chief Minister Devi Lal.
  • 2009: (27 Jul) Prof Sampat Singh joined congress party in Chandigarh. He was welcomed by Sh Bhupender Singh Hooda with words “The right man has come to the right party".
  • 2009: (22 Oct) Prof Sampat Singh won as Congress Candidate from Nalwa constituency in Hisar dist. With this, he has become 6 times legislator in state assembly thus making him most experienced Congress legislator in 12th Vidhansabha. He defeated Bhajanlal's wife Jasma Devi with a huge margin of 10901 votes. Nalwa, considered to be a pocket borough of Bhajanlal, but Prof Sampat Singh's clean image came heavily on Bhajan lal's cast politics. It was first defeat of Bhajanlal clan in state politics.

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