Lesser Known Facts: Who is Ramesh Bais, Maharashtra's new Governor

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: February 12, 2023 10:48 AM2023-02-12T10:48:32+5:302023-02-12T10:54:36+5:30


A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he had served as a Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Environment and Forests in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government from 1999. He was elected to the 9th (1989) & 11th to 16th (1996-2019) Lok Sabha from Raipur.

Bais was born on 2 August 1948 in Raipur, Madhya Pradesh (now in Chhattisgarh) to Khom Lal Bais. He completed his Higher Secondary education from B.S.E., Bhopal. He married Rambai Bais on 23 May 1969 . They have a son and two daughters. Bais is an agriculturist by profession

Bais was first elected to Municipal Corporation of Raipur in 1978. He won 1980 MP Assembly election from Mandir Hasod Constituency but lost 1985 Assembly election to his Congress rival Satyanarayan Sharma. He was elected for the first time to the Indian parliament as a member of the 9th Lok Sabha from Raipur in 1989 and was re-elected consecutively from 1996 to 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,15th and 16th Lok Sabha.

He also served as Union Minister of State in Second and Third Vajpayee ministry holding various portfolios such as Steel, Mines, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Information and Broadcasting and also Minister of State (Independent charge) for Mines and Environment & Forests till May 2004.

He served as 18th Governor of Tripura succeeding Kaptan Singh Solanki from July 2019 to July 2021.[4] He is currently serving as 10th Governor of Jharkhand since 14 July 2021