Minister of Commerce and Industry, MLA, MP, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, BJP
Som Parkash is the Minister of Commerce and Industry. He was born on 03-April-1949 to Hazara Ram and Mahon Devi in Daulatpur. He did his B. A and MA in Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
He was selected into PCS and served as a Research Officer in the Punjab State Planning Board in 1972. He became an Excise and Taxation Officer in the Punjab Excise Department.
In 1988, he was promoted to Indian Administrative Services and served as the Deputy Commissioner of Faridkot, Hoshiarpur, and Jalandhar. He also held posts of Labour Commissioner, Chief Administrator of PUDA (Punjab Urban Planning and Development) Authority, M.D of Punjab Financial Corporation, and Director of the Social Security Department.
He started his political journey with the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP). Som Parkash first unsuccessfully contested for the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from the Hoshiarpur constituency. In the 2012 Punjab Assembly elections he got elected from the Phagwara constituency and he re-elected from the same constituency in 2019. Parkash also served as Vice-President of the BJP party.
He again re-elected to the 17th Lok Sabha successfully from the 2019 India general elections, from the Hoshiarpur constituency. In May 2019, Prakash was appointed as Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. He worked as President of Chandigarh Volleyball Association for 12 years.
On the auspicious occasion of Lord Vishwakarma Day, Minister Somu Parkash worshiped at Vishwakarma Temple in Phagwara and wished for the happiness and prosperity of all the countrymen.
Minister Som Parkash held a discussion in New Delhi with the farmer s’ organizations of Punjab under the leadership of Hon’ ble Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar and Hon’ ble Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal Ji regarding the law brought by the government for reform.
Somu Parkash attended a meeting with stakeholders of copyright societies chaired by senior colleague Hon’ble Shri Piyush Goyal Ji.
A memorable speech was organized on the first death anniversary of the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party Punjab, Shri Kamal Sharma Ji, in which BJP’s Comi President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadha Ji kept his views.
A heartbreaking incident of a 6-year-old Dalit girl being raped and burnt alive in the village of Jalalpur in the Tanda assembly constituency of Hoshiarpur. Som Parkash met the girl’s family and console her and assured her to get justice.
Somu attended a press conference and farmer conference in Gurdaspur district of Punjab with National General Secretary Shri Tarun Chug Ji from BJP central headquarters.