Deepak Baij Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Deepak Baij is a famous Indian politician. In the 2019 general elections, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, on the Indian National Congress party ticket. He represents Bastar constituency in Chhattisgarh, India.

Wiki/Biography

Deepak Kumar Baij was born on Tuesday, 14 July 1981 (age 41 years as in 2023) in Lohandiguda, Bastar, Chhattisgarh. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Deepak Baij earned a master’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in economics, and an LLB. In Government Kakatiya Post Graduate College, Dharampura, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 6″

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

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Family

parents and siblings

His father’s name is Baluram Baij and mother’s name is Lakshmi Bai Baij.

wife and children

Deepak Baij’s wife, Poonam Baij, works as a government employee in Chhattisgarh.

Deepak Baij posing with his wife Poonam Baij

Deepak Baij posing with his wife Poonam Baij

The couple have three children, two daughters and a son.

Caste

Deepak Baij belongs to the Scheduled Tribe community.

Address

His permanent address is Village-Usribeda, Post Office-Lohandiguda, District-Bastar, 494010, Chhattisgarh.

livelihood

Politics

Deepak Baij became the Bastar District President of the Indian National Students Organization in 2008. The following year, he was appointed as the General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress in Chhattisgarh.

Deepak Baij addressing a political rally

Deepak Baij addressing a political rally

From 2009 to 2011, Deepak Baij served as a party worker in the Lohandiguda Block Congress Committee. Subsequently, he served as the full-time President of the Block Congress Committee from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, he was elected as a member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly from Chitrakote constituency. In 2018, Deepak Baij contested the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election, representing the Chitrakote constituency. He won the election as a member of the Indian National Congress party by a margin of 17,000 votes.

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Deepak Baij during a political campaign in 2018

Deepak Baij during a political campaign in 2018

On 12 July 2023, Deepak Baij became the President of Chhattisgarh Indian National Congress unit. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has removed Mohan Markam and appointed him to this role. Prior to this appointment, Deepak Baij served on various committees related to Foreign Affairs, Chemicals and Fertilizers. In 2023, he joined the Consultative Committee of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Notice issued by All India National Congress Committee after appointing Deepak Baij as President of Chhattisgarh Congress

Notice issued by All India National Congress Committee after appointing Deepak Baij as President of Chhattisgarh Congress

Deepak contested the 2023 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election from Chitrakote constituency; However, he lost the seat to BJP candidate Vinayak Goyal.

controversies

police allegation

Deepak Baij faces one charge of bribery meaning offering or accepting illegal payment (IPC section 171E), one charge of disobeying orders given by a public servant (IPC section 188), one charge of Use or threat of force to stop. Preventing a public servant from discharging his duty (IPC Section 353), and the charge against him of preventing a public servant from discharging his duty (IPC Section 186).

lok sabha suspension

Deepak was suspended from the Lok Sabha on 21 December 2023 for disrupting the functioning of the House and creating ruckus in the well of the Lower House in protest against the suspension of a large number of MPs from the House.

award

  • Deepak Baij received the “Ideal Young MLA Award” from the Student Parliament of India at MIT Pune, Maharashtra on 18 January 2017.

movable property

  • Deposits in Banks: Rs. 8,74,926
  • NSS, Postal Savings: Rs. 2,02,212
  • LIC or other insurance policy: Rs. 21,50,000
  • Motor Vehicle: Rs. 11,18,000
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Gross Total Value: Rs. 48,00,138

Immovable property

  • Agricultural Land: Rs. 3,00,000

Liabilities

  • Loan from Banks/Financial Institutions: Rs. 1,30,858

net worth

Deepak Baij’s net worth is Rs. 49.5 lakh as per the affidavit submitted by him before the 2018 elections for the post of MLA.

Facts/General Knowledge

  • In 2018, Deepak Baij came into limelight when he went to a public problem solving camp in Chitapur village of Chhattisgarh. There he saw dirty water coming out of a bore and became very angry. To show his frustration, he drank the water himself and then gave it to an officer to drink. Deepak had received information that people in Chhindwara village have been forced to drink red boring water for many years. So, he visited the village and collected some dirty water from the borehole in a bottle.
    Deepak Baij drinking dirty water from a borewell in 2018

    Deepak Baij drinking dirty water from a borewell in 2018

  • In 2020, an unknown Maoist had sent a death threat to Deepak Baij.

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  • In June 2022, Deepak Baij and a group of Congress party leaders were detained by Delhi Police during a protest against India’s Enforcement Directorate. This happened after Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the National Herald money laundering case.
    Deepak Baij arrested by Delhi Police in June 2022

    Deepak Baij (sitting on a bus) being arrested by Delhi Police in June 2022

  • In January 2023, Deepak Baij joined All India National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.
    Deepak Baij with Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during Bharat Jodo visit

    Deepak Baij with Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during Bharat Jodo visit

Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Senior Leader @digvijaya_28 Connect India with Padyatra…. pic.twitter.com/814EfhgzH6

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– Deepak Baij (@DeepakBaijINC) 8 September 2022

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