Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

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Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
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Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
In office
1996 - 2014
Preceded by Shiva Saran Singh
Succeeded by Rama Kishor Singh
Constituency Vaishali
Personal details
Born (1946-06-06)6 June 1946
Vaishali, Bihar
Political party Rashtriya Janata Dal
Spouse(s) Kiran Singh
Children 2 sons and 1 daughter
Residence Patna
As of 25 February, 2006
Source: [1]

Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (born 6 June 1946) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Vaishali constituency of Bihar and is the national vice president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party. He is one of the senior most politician`s in India as a peoples representative in the legislature for four decades from 1977. He started his political career when he was elected as an MLA and was subsequently made the energy minister of Bihar in the karpoori Thakur cabinet. He has represented belsand constituency five times in the Bihar vidhan sabha. He was made the member of Bihar legislative council in 1991 post which he became the chairman of Bihar legislative council.He has represented vaishali constituency from Bihar in lok sabha consecutively for five terms and has been in the union cabinet for three terms. He was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in UPA-I of Manmohan Singh's government and is credited with conceptualization and implementation of NREGA ( National rural employment guarantee act).

Dr. Singh is a Professor and Phd. in mathematics and an expert in rural and agricultural landscape in India.

Political journey : 1973-77 Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party (S.S.P.), Distt. Sitamarhi 1977-90 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly 1977-79 Minister of State (Independent charge), Power, Government of Bihar 1979-80 Member, Committee on Questions and Calling Attention 1980-85 President, Lok Dal, Distt. Sitamarhi 1985-89 Member, Central Parliamentary Board, Lok Dal 1985-90 Member, Public Accounts Committee 1987-90 Member, Pratyayukta Samiti 1989-90 Chairman, Library Committee 1990 Deputy Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly 1991-94 MLC<Deputy Leader>, Bihar Legislative Council 1991-95 Member, Bihar Legislative Council 1994-95 Chairman, Bihar Legislative Council 1995-96 Minister, Energy, Relief, Rehabilitation and Department of Official Languages, Government of Bihar 1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha 1996-97 Union Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Independent Charge) 1997-98 Union Minister of State, Food and Consumer Affairs (Independent Charge) 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution; and its Sub-Committees on Department of Food and Civil Supplies; Department of Sugar and Edible Oils; Department of Consumer Affairs; and Department of Coordination

Member, General Purposes Committee 
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) 
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture  

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term) 1999-2000 Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

Member, Committee on Home Affairs  

1999-2004 Member, General Purposes Committee 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term) 23 May 2004 - 2009 Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development

Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management 

2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term) Jun. 2009 Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha 6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Home Affairs 19 Oct. 2009 General Purpose Committee Social and Cultural Activities Associated with socialist movement; Teachers movement; Farmers movement; and activities related to nation building Special Interests Social service; struggle against exploitation; legal aid to the farmers, the labourers and the oppressed; promotion of education and educational reforms Sports and Clubs Yoga and exercise Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Music Countries Visited South Korea,Germany, U.K., Mauritus and U.S.A. Other Information : Imprisoned during socialist movement, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan movement and several political agitations

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