Bhola Singh

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Dr.Bhola Singh
Member of the India Parliament
for Begusarai (Lok Sabha constituency)
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Personal details
Born (1936-01-03) 3 January 1936 (age 81)
Ashok Nagar Pokhriya , Begusarai
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Smt. Savitri Devi
Children 3 Sons & 2 Daughters
Residence Begusarai, Bihar
Alma mater Patna University
As of 12th December, 2016
Source: [1]

Dr. Bhola Singh (born 3 January 1939 ) is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Indian Parliament, and currently represents Begusarai (Lok Sabha constituency) which he won on a ticket from BJP. Before joining BJP he has been part of almost every political party in Bihar including Communist Party, Congress Party,Rashtriya Lok Dal.Before getting elected for Indian Parliament he was the Urban Development Minister of Bihar. He was the Deputy Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly from 2000 to 2005. He was a professor in History before getting elected from Begusarai in 1967 as an independent candidate.

Despite his age of 65+ years, he still proves to be very active in local politics and probably the most known face of his home constituency. Having a clean background always help him connect with masses.he was best performing (old and best) MP in 15th loksabha. [1]

Starting his political career in the late 60s, he has to his credit the record of being elected as member of the state legislative assembly eight times from the Begusarai assembly seat since 1967.[2] His only electoral venture outside the district was in 2009 when he successfully contested the last parliamentary election from Nawada as a BJP nominee.[3]

Political career[edit]

Bhola Singh's long political journey spanning almost five decades began as a left-supported Independent MLA in 1967 before being formally elected as CPI MLA in 1972.[4] He, however, later joined Congress in 1977 owing to differences with leaders in the CPI and even pulled off a spectacular victory as a Congress nominee from the Begusarai seat in 1977, when only 56 Congress party nominees could be elected in the 324-seat assembly.[5]

This raised the stature of Singh and he even served as the state home minister in the Chandra Shekhar Singh cabinet.[6] He also held the position of the education minister from 1988-89 under Congress government in the state.[7] However, his date with Congress finally ended after losing two successive assembly elections in 1990 and 1995 during the period when RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was at his prime.[8] He also joined Lalu's party, the then Janata Dal, and was in it for a brief period.[9] As his political fortune plunged, Singh joined the BJP and his political career was revived when he again managed to win the Begusarai assembly seat in 2000 and retain it in 2005 also.[10] During the period he remained deputy speaker of the state assembly from 2003 to 2005. In 2008, he was made state urban development minister in the NDA government.[11]

Political Ideology[edit]

Responding to his criticisms of being devoid of any political ideology in his long political career, Singh in his book titled "Main Pravah Hoon", a collection of his speeches during various discussions in the Lok Sabha, tries to refute the allegation by claiming that his basic aim remains serving the masses and the intent of all political parties is also more or less the same.[12]

Begusarai mere jaan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santosh Singh (2009-04-11). "Development, not caste, the main factor in Nawada". Government of India. The Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  4. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  5. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  6. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  7. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  8. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  9. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  10. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  11. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  12. ^ Rajiv Kumar (2014-04-20). "Will Bhola prove lucky for the 10th time?". Government of India. The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-04-29.