Biography : Shrichand Kriplani
Famous Sindhi Politician – Transporter – Rajasthan BJP Leaders
Shrichand Kriplani a young Sindhi from small town of Nimbahera of Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan has brought moment of pleasure and pride for the all the citizens of district and Sindhi community spread throughout the country on 10 December 2016 when he took oath as cabinet Minister of Rajasthan Government lead by Vasundhra Raje.
Shrichand Kriplani is the only Second politician from the Chittorgarh district who becomes minister in the state government. At Present [December 2016] after Shri Vasudev Devnani [State Minister for Education – Independent Charge] Shrichand Kriplani is the second Sindhi Politician in the Vasundhra Raje Cabinet.
Born on the 19 July 1958 at Nimbahera Shrichand has completed his Graduation from the Government College Chittorgarh. He learned a lot about the religion and humanity from mother Paravati Devi where as father Chetrumal a renowned Sindhi social worker has taught him practical lessons about social service, helping other and leading the masses. Results of this childhood education on his social and Political life are reflecting from the fact than even before reaching sixty which is considered as young age in politics of India he has represented his home town thrice as Member of Legislative Assembly [MLA] of Rajasthan State and twice as Member of Lok Sabha [MP].
His political career was started nearly forty years back in 1977 with the election of Student Union of Government College Chittorgarh with win as the President and in 1978 he becomes district President of Vidarthi Parishad of BJP. After acquiring B.A. Degree he returned to home he not only got married with Kamal [4 May 1984 presently couple is blessed with Daughter Vinita and Son Vinit] but also started transport business with active participation in Social Service. He started helping to Shri Sewa Sansthan in the various projects such as free distribution of food at hospital, Eye operation camps and establishing elderly homes. He is Guardian of Rashtriya Sindhi Samaj.
Year 1982 when he was elected as Parshad of Nimbahera Nagrpalika and 1985 when he was election campaignin charge of Shri Bherosingh Shekhavat [Who become Vice President of India in years to come] fighting MLA election from Nimbahera. In the year 1989 he was BJP candidate from Nimbahera Vidhan Sabha and was elected with good margin of votes. In the year 1999 he was elected as MP to represent Chittorgarh in the 13th Lok Sabha.
Shrichand Kriplani has also visited various countries such as Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A. to learn modern agricultural technologies used there.
In the Mewad area Shrichand Kriplani also famous for the Pad Yatra . In 1998 he went on the Pad Yatra of 39 KM from Amba Mata Mandir Nimbahera to Shri Sanvalia Dham for boon of good rain in the District and in 1999 with prayer of Victory in Kargil War from Shri Radhakrishna Mandir Nimbahera to Kalika Mata Mandir – a distance of 37 KM.
Various Positions Held by Shrichand Kriplani
1989-92 & 1998-99 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1994-98 Chairman, Zila Parishad, Chittorgarh
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Communications
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2002-2004 Member, Committee on Rural Development
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Whip, Rajasthan Bharatiya Janta Party in Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Rural Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
10 December 2016 – Included as Cabinet Minister for Urban Development and Housing ministry in Rajasthan State Government.