Kamal Nath is 74 years old Loksabha MP, elected from Chhindwara of Madhya Pradesh state as a member of Indian National Congress Party. Kamal Nath was born to Late Shri Mahendra Nath & Smt. Leela Nath and is married to Smt. Alka Nath. He/She has 2 son(s)
Background information of Kamal Nath:
Kamal Nath was a school friend of Sanjay Gandhi and is very close to Gandhi Dynasty. Kamal Nath was seen as Indira Gandhi’s third son. People used to say, “Indira Gandhi ke do haath, Sanjay Gandhi, Kamal Nath”.
Sanjay Gandhi had a group of Young MPs ,who were called by the Opposition as “Sanjay ke chokre” (Sanjay’s hoodlums). Kamal Nath was a member of the Sanjay Gandhi brigade and has close connections with USA( United States Of America). He first won Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat in 1980, and has been winning since then, barring 1996 when his wife contested the seat, she vacated in 1998, and he lost the by-election.
From 1991–1995, he served as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Environment and Forests.
From 1995–1996, he served as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Textiles.
From May 2004 – April 2009, he served as Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Industry and was given post of General Secretary of his party, Indian National Congress.
From May 2009 – January 2011, he served as Union Cabinet Minister for Road Transport and Highways.
Kamal nath is currently serving as Minister of Urban Development. He supports foreign direct investments(FDI) in retail sector and has been a strong force to keep the UPA government stable.
As per US embassy cable of 17th Sep 1976, released by wikileaks, Kamal is very loyal to US and he has given much inside information to them. It also says that, Kamal Nath sponsored West Bengal’s power and irrigation minister Ghani Khan Choudhury who in return awarded a large contract to his firm, Nath manufactures power cable.
Kamal Nath was also referenced in a US diplomatic cable by a Indian National Congress Party insider as follows :
Another Congress Party insider told PolCouns that Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath is also helping to spread largesse. “”Formerly he could only offer small planes as bribes,”” according to this interlocutor, now he can pay for votes with jets.””
As per the cable, he had bribed a few other members of parliament to get support for their party against no confidence motion in parliament.
Mr.Kamal was referenced in Radia Tapes by ex CII( Confederation of Indian Industry ) , as a person who can “Make His 15 Per Cent, And Do National Service”, after he was appointed as Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
|During his tenure as Minister of Environment & Forests, he made a remarkable contribution to the enunciation and development of the National Policy on Ecological Conservation and the Abatement of Pollution|
|his policy initiatives include: estabilishment of Environment Tribunal, the concept of Environment Audit, special measures for the further protection and conservation of wild life-fauna as well as flora and the establishment of Environment Brigades and Afforestation Brigades (the afforestation and development of degraded wastelands in India was taken up on a massive scale under his stewardship)|
|enunciated global concepts on Environmental Tariffs and conceptualised Global Emission Quotas|
|chief spokesman for the developing countries at the UNCED in Rio De Janeiro in 1992: During his tenure as Minister of State, textiles, the country touched new heights in production and export of cotton: the New Textile Policy was successfully launched. As Commerce and Industry Minister of India, he enunicated India`s first comprehensive Foreign Trade Policy in 2004, laying out a coherent roadmap with twin focus on exports as well as employment. He was sucessful in tripling India`s foreign trade wtihin this period and engineering a seven-fold increase in FDI inflow to India. Significant strides were made in the areas of intellectural Property and industrial Design.SEZ Act was enacted with his initiative. His firm grasp of economic issues and consummate diplomatic skills were evident in the World Trade Organisation negotiations, where he emerged as one of the chief architects of the G-20 adn G-33 Alliances and the NAMA 11. The WTO Ministerial Meeting at Hong Kong in 2005 was marked by his championship of the cause of developing countries. President, (i) Board of Governors, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad|
|(ii) Lajpatrai Smarak Mahavidyalaya Samiti, Ghaziabad|
|Chairman, Centre for Advanced Education, Nagpur|
|served on Board of Directors, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)|
|(i) National Colliery Workers Federation|
|(ii) Bharat Yuvak Samaj|
|Awarded (i) FDI personality of the year 2007 for Asia and world|
|(ii) National Colliery Workers Federation|
|and (iii) Bharat Yuvak Samaj|
|Joined Indian National Congress, 1968|
|General Secretary, Indian National Congress|
|Member,Congress Working Committee, September 2002-July 2004|
|Party Name||Indian National Congress|
|Assets ( In Rupees)||More than 198 Crore(s)|
|Background||No significant family background|
|Profession||Agriculturist,Political and Social Worker|
|Permanent Address||Vill. Shikarpur, P.O. Linga,Distt. Chhindwara - 480 001, Madhya Pradesh|
|Delhi Address||1, Tuglak Road,, New Delhi - 110 011|
|1980||Elected to 7th Lok Sabha|
|1985||Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)|
|1989||Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)|
|1991||Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)|
|1991-95||Union Minister of State, Environment and Forests (Independent Charge)|
|1995-96||Union Minister of State, Textiles (Independent Charge)|
|1998||Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)|
|1998-99||Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals ;Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme|
|;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power|
|1999||Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term)|
|1999-2000||Member, Committee on Finance|
|2000-2004||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Mines and Minerals|
|2001-2004||General Secretary, Indian National Congress|
|2004||Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 7th term)|
|23 May 2004 - 2009||Union Cabinet Minister, Commerce & Industry|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (8th term)|
|2009 - 18 Jan 2011||Union Cabinet Minister, Road Transport and Highways|
|19 Jan 2011 onwards||Union Cabinet Minister, Urban Development|
|(i) India’s Environmental Concerns|
|(ii) India"s Century|
|and (iii) Bharat Ki Shatabdi|