Profile: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

In 2002, Khattar was given alloted Jammu and Kashmir as the state's election Incharge.

By: Press Trust of India | Panchkula | Updated: October 27, 2014 8:19 am
Chief Minister of Haryana - Manohar Lal Khattar (Source: PTI Graphics) Chief Minister of Haryana – Manohar Lal Khattar (Source: PTI Graphics)

An RSS man, Manohar Lal Khattar toiled on the ground to build the organisation for last four decades till he was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the first BJP government in Haryana.

The 60-year-old bachelor, known for his simple lifestyle and clean image, may be a first-time MLA but he has earned himself the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach while working behind-the-scenes in key positions in BJP and is admired for organisational skills.

However, it is his proximity with Modi, who himself was a pracharak for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that catapulted him to the Chief Minister’s post.

The man, whose parents worked as labourers and who once wanted to be a medico, has become the first Punjabi chief Minister of Haryana and the first non-Jat leader to occupy the post after 18 years.

Known for his political acumen, Khattar played the role of a master strategist and successfully led many electoral campaigns for his party, the latest being 2014 Parliamentary elections in Haryana as chairman of Election Campaign committee.

It was in 1996, when Khattar was actively working in Haryana, that he first began working with Modi, who was then in charge of the state. In 2002, Khattar was given alloted Jammu and Kashmir as the state’s election Incharge.

Notably, Prime Minister Modi started his election campaign for the 2014 Haryana assembly polls by addressing his first rally on October 4 at Karnal, the constituency from where Khattar recorded an emphatic win.

Coming from a humble agricultural background, his family arrived in Haryana from Pakistan post-partition.

They settled at Nindana, a village situated in Haryana’s Rohtak district. To survive, his father and grandfather took up odd jobs as labourers, finally saving enough to start a small shop. It was in Nindana that Khattar was born in 1954.

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  1. Rajesh Lathwal Lathwal
    Apr 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    Haryana government ki Niji bus permit par bahut badi bestie Hai Kya Haryana Sarkar Union se upar nahi hai Supreme Court ka order hai ki 40 Osaka 60 car race hona chahiye aap Pehle kuch baseko banwa kar Sadak par utaro Union J B kam Jor Hogi
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      T.P.Singh karnal
      Feb 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm
      Res Sir, I may bring into your notice that open drains from ITI karnal school req covers . the volvo bus from chadigarh to delhi/ gurgaon can not took penger from karnal .pl reserve some seat from karnal and vice/versa. sewerage system / road in IDC / water supply requires immediate attention since they are very bad condition. I thanks for your announcement made for karnal. I hope all the commitment made will be implemented .
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        DAULAT RAM
        Feb 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm
        DEAR SIR / MADAM मेरे विलेज में बिजली का ट्रांसफार्मर ख़राब हो चुका है. जिसकी शिकायत मैं लिखित में भी दे चुका हूँ। २५ केवीए का जो ट्रांसफार्मर हरिजन बस्ती में लगा हुआ है , वो जयादा लोड की वजह से ख़राब हो चुका है। उसकी जगह पर ६३ केवीए का ट्रांसफार्मर लगवाने के लिए सभी ग्रामीणो ने बिजली विभाग और सभी उचित अधिकारिओं से शिकायत कर चुके हैं , शिकायत ०९/०९/२०१४ को दी जा चुकी है , लेकिन अब तक कोई हल नहीं हो पाया है। आपसे अनुरोध है कि आप जल्द से जल्द हमारी समस्या का समाधान करें। सभी जरूरी कागज मैंने इस मेल में डाल दिए हैं। इस बारे में बहुत दिनों से मैं सभी को मेल द्वारा सूचित कर रहा हूँ, लेकिन अभी तक कोई हल नहीं हुआ है। आपसे अनुरोध है कि आप जल्द से जल्द हमारी समस्या का समाधान करें। NAME - DAULAT RAM ADD. - VILLAGE RATHIWAS, TEH - TAURU, DISTT - NUH (MEWAT) HARYANA MOB - 8741028003
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          isha saini
          Sep 25, 2015 at 9:17 pm
          hlo sir my father is your childhood friend .you are member of RRS ..we have many picture of ur RRS camps ..9068870919 this no is my father plz contact him.if u don't mind my father name is prithvi nath saini ..
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            Feb 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm
            Dear C.M.saheb, please make govt Medical College in Faridabad and Gurgoan a state Govt affiliating university in both cities.
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