Ashok Kumar (Indian politician)

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Ashok Kumar
Congress Legislative Party Leader
In office
Constituency Singhia
Personal details
Born (1948-12-08) 8 December 1948 (age 68)
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Patna
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.[1] He is a Member of Legislative Assembly where he represents Singhia constituency, he has represented the constituency for five terms.[2] Dr. Kumar has an MBBS from Patna Medical College and Hospital.[2]

Political career[edit]

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[3] in the Bihar Assembly.[4] He is a member of the Central Election Committee of the All India Congress Committee[2] and a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c "Samastipur constituency: Candidates locked in fierce battle". Times of India. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Opp readies for fight". The Telegraph. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Congress in States". Indian National Congress. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Congress Working Committee, The Highest Decision-Making Body of the Congress Party". Indian National Congress. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.