Ashok Kumar (Indian politician)
|Congress Legislative Party Leader|
|Born||8 December 1948|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||Patna Medical College and Hospital|
|As of 29 May, 2009|
Dr. Ashok Kumar (Hindi: अशोक कुमार, born 8 December 1948) is an Indian politician. His political party is the Indian National Congress. He is a Member of Legislative Assembly where he represents Singhia constituency, he has represented the constituency for five terms. Dr. Kumar has an MBBS from Patna Medical College and Hospital.
Dr. Ashok Kumar entered politics in 1985, when he contested and won from Singhia constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate. In the year 1989, he was appointed Minister of Coal in the Jagannath Mishra led Bihar cabinet, since then he has held several key portfolios including Minister of Institutional Finance, Programme Implementation and Housing. He has also held the post of Congress party whip in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He is the Leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the Bihar Assembly. He is a member of the Central Election Committee of the All India Congress Committee and a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee.
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