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Balbir Punj

Balbir Punj
Member: Rajya Sabha
Constituency Orissa
Personal details
Born (1949-10-02) 2 October 1949 (ageĀ 64)
Lalowal, Gurdaspur district, Punjab
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Shashi Punj
Children 2 daughters
Residence Noida
As of November 22, 2010
Source: [1]
Balbir Punj (born 1949) is a journalist and columnist from India. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On 31 March 2013, he was promoted as one of the Vice Presidents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[1]

Early career

Punj was born in Lalowal, Gurdaspur, Punjab. He started his career in journalism for the publication Motherland in 1971. He also worked for Financial Express from 1974 to 1996. He is a close aide of RSS, mainly known as the troubleshooter of BJP. He specializes in writing about the Indian Economy, he can be often seen on news channels debating issues. Balbir Punj is a respected journalist of independent India. He was also IIMC chairman and Youth Commission chairman.


He has written columns in the Indian weekly magazine Outlook. Lately his contributions to Outlook have become less frequent. Currently he writes a regular column for the daily newspaper The Pioneer.[2]


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