Prakash Man Singh
|Prakash Man Singh|
|Deputy Prime Minister|
25 February 2014 – 2015
|President||Ram Baran Yadav|
|Minister of Federalism|
|Minister of Local Development|
25 February 2014 – 2015
3 April 1956 |
|Political party||Nepali Congress|
|Parents||Ganesh Man Singh (father)
Mangala Devi Singh (mother)
|Alma mater||Master's Degree in Statistics|
Prakash Man Singh (Nepali: प्रकाश मान सिंह) is a Nepalese politician and a leader of the Nepali Congress. He is the son of political stalwart Ganesh Man Singh. He is currently the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Development and Federalism in Sushil Koirala's Cabinet.
Singh contested the Kathmandu-4 constituency in the 1991 parliamentary election. Singh got 36.13% of the votes in the constituency, but was defeated by Sahana Pradhan of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPN(UML)).
In the split in the Nepali Congress, Singh sided with the break-away Nepali Congress (Democratic). Singh became vice-president of NC(D). Singh also became Minister for Physical Planning and Construction in Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet.
Singh was removed from his ministerial position when King Gyanendra grabbed power in February 2005. In February 2005, Singh was arrested for two weeks. Singh was again arrested on April 21, 2005, after refusing to appear for a hearing of the Royal Commission for Corruption Control. Singh, along with Sher Bahadur Deuba, were accused by the RCCC of involvement in a case of corruption relating to the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Singh had refused to appear in front of the RCCC, as he considering the institution as unconstitutional. In July 2005, Singh and Deuba were sentenced to 2 year in jail and a fine of 90 million rupees. Singh was released from jail on February 13, 2006, as the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the dissolution of the RCCC.
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