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Kripashankar Singh is an Indian politician with the Indian National Congress party. He was a minister of state in the 2004 Maharashtra state cabinet. He was involved in the Congress gains in Mumbai against Shiv Sena in the Maharashtra assembly elections, 2009. He was the president of the Mumbai chapter of the party until June 2011, when he resigned after his son was linked to the 2G scam, an enormous telecommunications corruption scandal of 2010.
Kripashankar Singh hails from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. Like every other migrant from UP, Kripashankar Singh toiled hard to earn a living for his family back home. He was employed in a private company for sometime and also engaged in hawking fruits and vegetables after office hours. His interest in politics veered him towards joining the Congress party. His leadership qualities and commitment to social work helped him rise from an ordinary worker to being elected as A General Secretary of Mumbai Congress. His loyalty to the party earned him a nomination as a Member of Legislative Council (MLC). Kripashankar Singh has fought elections to the Maharashtra Assembly Constituency and has been an elected MLA for 3 consecutive terms. He represents the Kalina Assembly Constituency. The affable mass leader has been the Minister of State for Home in the Maharashtra Government besides being the President of the Mumbai Congress.