Chaudhary Charan Singh

Finance Minister : Chaudhary Charan Singh 
Budget Year : 1979

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Chaudhary Charan Singh

 

Chaudhary Charan Singh was the fifth Prime Minister of the Republic of India, In January 1979, he was appointed Finance Minister serving from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980. Charan Singh entered politics as part of the Independence Movement.

Born into a Jaat family of Tevatia clan in 1902, Charan Singh entered politics as part of the Independence Movement. After independence he became particularly notable in the 1950s for opposing and winning a battle against Nehru’s socialistic and collectivist land use policies, for the sake of the Indian Farmer, which endeared him to the agrarian communities throughout the nation, particularly in his native Uttar Pradesh.

In 1952, he became the Revenue Minister of state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in independent India. He was dedicated to enforcing and implementing the provisions of the Zamindari Abolition and Land Reform Act of which he was the major architect.

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