|Preceded by Tulsi Ram|
Preceded by Dr. Shiv Kumar
Party Indian National Congress
|Preceded by Parveen Sharma|
Name Brij Lal
Succeeded by Sat Mahajan
Succeeded by Parveen Sharma
Removing of Dr Y S Parmar’s name plate: Speaker Brij Behari Lal Butail gave orders of probe
Brij Behari Lal Butail (or BBL Butail) (Hindi: बृज बेहारी लाल बुटेल) is an Indian Politician from Palampur. He is the current MLA of Palampur and the 12th Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He is also currently the Richest Legislature of Himachal Pradesh.
- Removing of Dr Y S Parmar’s name plate: Speaker Brij Behari Lal Butail gave orders of probe
- Early life and education
- Politics and career
- Personal life
Early life and education
He was born on 25 July 1941 to Lala Bansi Lal Butail and Smt. Satyavati Butail in Bundla, Palampur. Butials have contributed to the politics of Palampur since the Independence. His father and great father, Lala Kanhiya Lal Butail were freedom fighters. His great father was also the first representative of Palampur after India's independence. After him, his elder brother Kunj Behari Lal Butail became the MLA.
He did his schooling in Palampur and later earned the degree of B.A. and L.L.B. from University of Delhi.
Butails have had cordial relations with the central leaders of the INC like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and current representatives like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Leaders like Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have visited their house on many occasions owing to the closeness to Lala Kanhiya Lal Butail.
Politics and career
He was elected to State Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1985 and again in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2012. After his victory in 2012 elections, he was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the H.P. Vidhan Sabha. He has held the post of Chief Parliamentary Secretary and had independent charge for Food & Civil supplies Department. He was attached to the Chief Minister for Public Relations, Public Works and Housing Departments. He was also the Revenue Minister and Political Advisor to the Chief Minister.
He got married to Smt. Beena Butail in 1966. They have one son and three daughters. He is a social worker of repute and was elected as the President of Lions Club, Palampur. He had helped the Co-operative Tea Industry to attain viability and is the Chairman, Kangra Co-operative Tea Factory, Palampur. He also serves as the President of KLBDAV College and Vice President, DAV Public School, Palampur.