Ratna Singh

Summary

Ratna Singh (born 29 April 1959) is an Indian politician, daughter of former minister Dinesh Singh. She has been elected MP from Pratapgarh to Lok Sabha thrice as from Congress party in 1996, 1999 and 2009. But after coming third in two consecutive Lok Sabha election (2014 and 2019) on Congress ticket, she left to join Bharatiya Janata Party in October 2019.[1]

Rajkumari Ratna Singh
Rajkumari Ratna Singh MP Pratapgarh.jpg
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1996–1998
Preceded byAbhay Pratap Singh
Succeeded byRam Vilas Vedanti
ConstituencyPratapgarh
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byRam Vilas Vedanti
Succeeded byAkshay Pratap Singh
ConstituencyPratapgarh
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byAkshay Pratap Singh
Succeeded byHarivansh Singh
ConstituencyPratapgarh
Personal details
Born (1959-04-29) 29 April 1959 (age 63)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress (1995–2019)
Bharatiya Janta Party (2019–present)
Parent(s)Raja Dinesh Singh

CareerEdit

She had won from Pratapgarh in 1999, but lost the 2004 elections to Akshay Pratap Singh alias Gopalji, Ratna and Raghuraj Pratap Singh are both related to the but hail from different branches.[2]

Ratna Singh regained the Pratapgarh constituency in the 2009 Indian general elections, defeating her nearest Samajwadi Party rival Prof. Shivakant Ojha, by over 30,000 votes.[3] 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.[4]

Subsequently, in the 2014 Indian general elections she was defeated by Harivansh Singh of Apna Dal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big jolt to Congress! Three-time Pratapgarh MP Ratna Singh joins BJP in presence of CM Adityanath". The Financial Express. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Erstwhile rajas in poll race". The Hindu. 23 March 2009.
  3. ^ [1] Pratapgragh] CNN IBN
  4. ^ "Who will clean up filthy and feudal Pratapgarh? - Lok Sabha Election news - Rediff.com". Election.rediff.com. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2014.

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