Prem Singh

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For the Delhi politician, see Chaudhary Prem Singh.

Prem Singh is a Fijian politician and a member of the Fijian Parliament. He is a member of the National Federation Party (NFP).

An Indo-Fijian, Singh is a founding member of the Fiji Cane Growers Association.[1] He served three terms on the Nadi town council, and was Deputy Mayor from 1999 to 2001.[1]

Singh contested the 2001 election for the NFP, winning the Nadi Open constituency and becoming the only member of his party to win a parliamentary seat. He was subsequently appointed Leader of the Opposition, after Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry declined the office. In February 2002 he lost his seat after an election petition.[2] Singh appealed this decision to the Supreme Court which ruled that even though the ruling was incorrect, the Constitution did not allow for the appeal of a Court of Disputed Returns ruling.[3]

Singh was re-elected to Parliament in the 2014 election, winning 1125 votes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "People: Prem Singh of Nadi". National Federation Party. Retrieved 2014-09-23. 
  2. ^ Prasad v Singh, 2002 FJHC 8 (High Court of Fiji 2002-02-08).
  3. ^ "Fiji prime minister wants by-election after Prem Singh’s ousting". Radio New Zealand International. 2002-08-20. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  4. ^ "2014 Election Results". Fiji Elections Office. Retrieved 2014-09-23. 
Preceded by
vacant
Leader of the Opposition
2001-2002
Succeeded by
Mick Beddoes