|Rajkumari Ratna Singh|
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Akshay Pratap Singh|
|Succeeded by||Harivansh Singh|
29 April 1959 |
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.
General elections 2009
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. 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.
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- Lok Sabha Profile Govt. of India website
- Biographical Sketch:Member of Parliament at Parliament of India website.
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