Ratna Singh

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Rajkumari Ratna Singh
Rajkumari Ratna Singh MP Pratapgarh.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Pratapgarh
In office
2009-2014
Preceded by Akshay Pratap Singh
Succeeded by Harivansh Singh
Personal details
Born (1959-04-29) 29 April 1959 (age 57)
New Delhi, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Parents Raja Dinesh Singh

Ratna Singh (born 29 April 1959, New Delhi) is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress party, and represented the Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha. She is often informally referred to as Rajkumari (princess) or Rani (queen), since she belongs to the derecognized Kalakankar branch of the Oudh royal family.

Career[edit]

She had won from Pratapgarh in 1999, but lost the 2004 elections to Akshay Pratap Singh alias Gopalji, Ratna and Raghuraj are both related to the but hail from different branches.[1]

General elections 2009[edit]

Ratna Singh regained the Pratapgarh constituency in the Indian general elections, 2009, defeating her nearest Samajwadi Party rival Prof. Shivakant Ojha, by over 30,000 votes.[2] Akshay Pratap Singh came in third, and fourth was the noted criminal-politician Ateeq Ahmed who was fighting the elections from prison. Partly, her victory has been attributed to a re-allocation of the boundaries of the electoral district, whereby Raja Bhaiya's Kunda district was re-apportioned to a separate area.[3]

Subsequently, in the 2014 (16th)Lok Sabha elections she was trounced by sitting MP Rajbansh Singh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erstwhile rajas in poll race". The Hindu. 23 March 2009. 
  2. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/politics/electionresults/constituency/24/24/pratapgarh.html Pratapgragh] CNN IBN
  3. ^ "Who will clean up filthy and feudal Pratapgarh? - Lok Sabha Election news - Rediff.com". Election.rediff.com. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 

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