Amrendra Pratap Singh

Summary

Amrendra Pratap Singh is an Indian politician and a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly serving as a minister in the Government of Bihar.

Amrendra Pratap Singh
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Minister of Agriculture
Government of Bihar
Assumed office
16 November 2020
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byPrem Kumar
Minister of Co-operatives
Government of Bihar
In office
16 November 2020 – 9 February 2021
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byRana Randhir
Succeeded bySubhash Singh
Minister of Sugarcane Industries
Government of Bihar
In office
16 November 2020 – 9 February 2021
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byBima Bharti
Succeeded byPramod Kumar
Deputy Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly
In office
2012–2015
SpeakerUday Narayan Choudhary
Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2020
Preceded byMohammad Nawaz Alam
ConstituencyArrah
In office
2000–2015
Preceded byAbdul Malik
Succeeded byMohammad Nawaz Alam
ConstituencyArrah
Personal details
Born (1947-07-20) 20 July 1947 (age 74)[1]
Chaugain village in Buxar district
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Residence(s)Arrah, Bihar, India

Early and Personal LifeEdit

Singh was born in Chaugain village of the Shahabad district (now in Buxar) to Harihar Singh also known as Bihari Ji Singh. His grand father was a freedom fighter and the Chief Minister of Bihar and his elder brother Mrigendra Pratap Singh was the speaker of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.[2]

Political careerEdit

Singh joined Jana Sangh in the state of Bihar as an associate of Raghubar Das, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Inspired by Jayaprakash Narayan, he also took part in the JP Movement. After split of the Jana Sangh faction from Janata Party, he too joined the newly formed Bharatiya Janata Party. He was granted candidacy by the BJP to contest in six consecutive elections[3] of which he got elected on four occasions.[4] Between 2000–2015, he was the representative of the Arrah constituency.[5] He was also made the deputy speakers of the assembly from 2012–2015.[6] In the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, he lost his seat to Mohammad Nawaz Alam of the RJD. He won his seat back in the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election on a BJP ticket supported by NDA defeating his nearest rival of MGB with an impressive margin. He was appointed as a Cabinet Minister in the Seventh Nitish Kumar ministry for the first time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://vidhansabha.bih.nic.in/pdf/priority%20List.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ Tiwari, Pradeep Kumar (22 June 2015). "बिहार की सियासत में 'फैमिली फर्स्ट'" [Family first in rulership of Bihar]. Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  3. ^ "BJP MLA Amrendra Pratap Singh faces tough questions in his constituency Arrah". The Economic Times. 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ Anwar, Tarique (19 October 2015). "Bihar polls: In ancient Bhojpur, wounds of the past will determine voting behaviour". Firstpost. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Bihar 2015". Election Commission of India.
  6. ^ "Amrendra Pratap Singh elected deputy speaker of Bihar assembly". Business Line. Press Trust of India. 7 August 2012.