Ravneet Singh Bittu

Summary

Ravneet Singh Bittu is an Indian politician. He previously served as the leader of Indian National Congress in Lok Sabha from 11 March 2021 to 18 July 2021.[1][2][3] Bittu was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Ludhiana and earlier from Anandpur Sahib. He won the 2009, 2014 and 2019 Indian general election being an Indian National Congress candidate.[4] He is the grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.[5][6]

Ravneet Singh Bittu
Leader of Indian National Congress, Lok Sabha
In office
11 March 2021[1] – 18 July 2021[2]
PresidentSonia Gandhi (interim)
Preceded byAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Succeeded byAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
2014
Preceded byManish Tewari
ConstituencyLudhiana
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byNew Constituency
Succeeded byPrem Singh Chandumajra
ConstituencyAnandpur Sahib
Personal details
Born (1975-09-10) 10 September 1975 (age 46)
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Smt. Anupama
Residence(s)Chandigarh
OccupationAgriculturist
As of 17 December, 2016
Source: [1]

In January 2021, he was assaulted at the Singhu border during a 'Jan Sansad' program.[7][8]

He was appointed the party whip in Lok Sabha.[9]

In March 2021, he was briefly appointed the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha when the existing LOP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was busy in West Bengal election campaigns.[10]

Election resultsEdit

2014 Indian general elections: Ludhiana
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ravneet Singh Bittu 3,00,459 27.27 -2381
AAP Harvinder Singh Phoolka 2,60,750 25.48
SAD Manpreet Singh Ayali 2,56,590 23.28 -16.37
Independent Simarjit Singh Bains 2,10,917 19.14
Majority 19,709 1.79 -11.64
Turnout 11,00,457 70.49
INC hold Swing -25.81
2019 Indian general elections: Ludhiana
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ravneet Singh Bittu 383795 36.66
LIP Simarjit Singh Bains 307423 29.36
SAD Maheshinder Singh 299435 28.6
AAP Prof. Tejpal Singh Gill 15945 1.52
Independent Bhai Ravinderpal Singh 1359 0.13
Majority 76,732
Turnout 1046955
INC hold Swing

Committee membershipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dutta Roy, Divyanshu (11 March 2021). "Punjab Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu To Be Party's Lok Sabha Leader". NDTV. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Sonia Gandhi reconstitutes Congress' parliamentary groups ahead of Monsoon Session". Firstpost. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Ravneet Bittu to assume charge as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha temporarily". The Times of India. 11 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Man in white: Beant Singh gave life for peace, his legacy lives on". Chitleen K Sethi. Hindustan Times. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Beant Singh's grandson invoked legacy in 2014, awaits real test". Aditya Kant. The Times of India. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu assaulted at Singhu border , turban pulled off, terms it 'murderous attack'". The Times of India. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu assaulted at Delhi's Singhu border, turban pulled off". India Today. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Congress appoints Gaurav Gogoi as deputy leader in Lok Sabha, Ravneet Bittu as whip". ThePrint. 27 August 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu Becomes New Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha". www.msn.com. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Ludhiana Election Result 2019: Congress' Ravneet Singh Bittu wins by a margin of 76372 votes". Times Now. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website