Govind Narayan Singh

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Govind Narayan Singh
Constituency Rampur-Baghelan
Chief Minister Of Madhya Pradesh
In office
30 July 1967 – 12 March 1969
Preceded by Dwarka Prasad Mishra
Succeeded by Raja Nareshchandra Singh
Personal details
Born 25 July 1920
Rampur Baghelan
Died 2005
Political party Indian National Congress (till 1967)
Lok Sewak Dal (1967-69)

Govind Narayan Singh (born 25 July 1920, Rampur Baghelan–died 2005), was an Indian politician and a leader of the Indian National Congress. He was born to Awadhesh Pratap Singh, the first chief minister of Vindhya Pradesh and Maharaj Kumari. He received his PhD from the Benaras Hindu University (BHU) in literature. He had five sons and one daughter.

Political career[edit]

Singh was elected to the Vindhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in 1951 from Rampur-Baghelan constituency.[1] Later, he was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in 1957 [2] and 1962.[3] In 1967, he was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha as an Indian National Congress candidate, but soon he resigned from the Congress party. He formed a new political party known as the Lok Sewak Dal and became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh as the leader of a coalition, known as the Samyukta Vidhayak Dal (United Legislators Party). He was the chief minister of the state from 30 July 1967 to 12 March 1969.

He also served a term as the Governor of Bihar state from 26 February 1988 to 24 January 1989.


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