|Member: Rajya Sabha|
2 October 1949|
Lalowal, Gurdaspur district, Punjab
As of November 22, 2010|
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).
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. 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 National Hindi Daily Punjab Kesari and 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.
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