Giriraj Singh

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Giriraj Singh
Giriraj Singh
Minister of State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Personal details
Born (1952-09-08) 8 September 1952 (age 64)
Barahiya, Lakhisarai, Bihar
Political party BJP
Children One daughter
Alma mater Magadh University

Giriraj Singh is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician from Barahiya, Bihar, India. He is the Member of Parliament from the Nawada constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha, and a former minister in the cabinet of Nitish Kumar.He is a minister of state in MSME ministry. (Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises)

Early life[edit]

Giriraj Singh, son of Ramavtar Singh, born in Barahiya, Lakhisarai district of Bihar. He Graduated From Magadh University in 1971. He is presently a State Minister of " Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises ", MP from Nawada Constituency(2014 Indian General Election) and one of the politician representing Bharatiya Janata Party. He is presently 16th member of Bhartiya Janata Party in Bihar State and actively served in Cabinet of Bihar as Co-operative Minister (2005-2010) and Animal Husbandry Minister (2010-2013) .

Political career[edit]

Singh served the Cabinet of Bihar as co-oprative minister from 2005-2010 & Animal Husbandry minister from 2010 to 2013. He has been a staunch supporter of Narendra Modi from the beginning. He publicly supported Modi for Prime Minister from long time. He was among the eleven BJP ministers who were dismissed by Nitish Kumar as a result of breaking of JDU-BJP alliance. He is a member of Bihar State Bharatiya Janata Party's 16-member state election committee.[1]


In April 2016, he kicked up a controversy with his remark stating that the population should be controlled by ensuring that people of all religions have the same number of children in the family.[2] In October 2016, he stroke up a controversy urging Hindus to produce more children. Again on 4th November 2016, Giriraj Singh stressed that the Hindus in India need to increase their population in the country.[3][4]

Positions Held[edit]

  • 2002 - May 2014 : Member, State Legislative Council
  • 2008 - 2010 : Cooperative Minister, Govt. of Bihar
  • 2010 - 2013 : Minister, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resource Development
  • May, 2014 : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
  • 1 Sep. 2014 – 9 November 2014 : Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament.
  • Sep. 2014 - 9 November 2014 : Member, Standing Committee on Labour
  • 9 November 2014 onwards : Union Minister of State, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises



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