Prakash Man Singh

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Prakash Man Singh
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
25 February 2014 – 2015
President Ram Baran Yadav
Minister of Federalism
In office
Minister of Local Development
In office
25 February 2014 – 2015
Personal details
Born (1956-04-03) 3 April 1956 (age 62)
Chhetrapati, Kathmandu
Political party Nepali Congress Edited.svg 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.[1][2][3][4]

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)).[5]

In the 1994 parliamentary election, he contested the Kathmandu-3 constituency. Singh got 33.77% of the votes in the constituency, but was defeated by the CPN(UML) candidate Manmohan Adhikari.[6]

Singh was Minister for Population and Environment in Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet formed in 1996. He later became Minister for Supplies in Krishna Prasad Bhattarai's cabinet.[7]

In the split in the Nepali Congress, Singh sided with the break-away Nepali Congress (Democratic). Singh became vice-president of NC(D).[8] Singh also became Minister for Physical Planning and Construction in Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet.[9]

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.[10][11] 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.[12][13]

After the fall of King Gyanendra's direct rule, Singh became a nominated member of the new interim legislature.[14]

After the reunification of NC and NC(D), Singh became vice president of Nepali Congress.[15]

In 2008, he won the Kathmandu-1 seat in the Constituent Assembly election, being the first candidate to be declared a winner. Singh obtained 14318 votes.[16][17]

In the 12th General convention of the Party held on September 22, 2010, Singh was elected as General Secretary of the Party defeating rival candidate Bimalendra Nidhi from Deuba Camp.[18]