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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Party Name Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
Constituency Vaishali
State Bihar
Father's Name Shri Ram Vriksha Singh
Mother's Name Late Smt. Janki Devi
Date of Birth 06.06.1946
Place of Birth Shahpur, Distt. Vaishali,
Profession Agriculturist, Teacher, Educationist
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 16 Jun 1966
Spouse's Name Smt. Kiran Singh
No. of Children 3
Educational Qualifications

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Maths)
Educated at Rajendra College, L.S. College
Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar

Permanent Address

143, Kautilya Nagar
near Veterniary College
Patna
Bihar

Present Address

8, Ashoka Road
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23386093, 23383975, 23782242

E-Mail singhrp@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

1973-1977
Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party (S.S.P.), Distt. Sitamarhi

1977-1990
Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly

1977-1979
Minister of State, Power, Government of Bihar

1979-1980
Member, Committee on Questions and Calling Attention

1980-1985
President, Lok Dal, District Sitamarhi

1985-1989
Member, Central Parliamentary Board, Lok Dal

1985-1990
Member, Public Accounts Committee

1987-1990
Member, Pratyayukta Samiti

1989-1990
Chairman, Library Committee

1990
Deputy Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly

1991-1994
Deputy Leader, Bihar Legislative Council

1991-1995
Member, Bihar Legislative Council

1994-1995
Chairman, Bihar Legislative Council

1995-1996
Minister, Energy, Relief, Rehabilitation and Department of Official Languages, Government of Bihar

1996
Elected to 11th Lok Sabha

1996-1997
Union Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Independent Charge)

1997-1998
Union Minister of State, Food and Consumer Affairs (Independent Charge)

1998
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1998-1999
- Chairman, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution; and
- its Sub-Committees on Department of Food and Civil Supplies;
- Department of Sugar and Edible Oils;
- Department of Consumer Affairs; and Department of Coordination
- Member, General Purposes Committee
- Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

1999
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1999-2000
- Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs

1999-2004
Member, General Purposes Committee

2004
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)

23 May 2004 onwards
Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development

Social And Cultural Activities

Associated with socialist movement; Teachers movement; Farmers movement; and with activities relating to nation building

Special Interests

Social service; struggle against exploitation; legal aid to the farmers, the labourers and the oppressed; promotion of education and educational reforms

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Music

Sports and Clubs

Yoga and exercise

Countries Visited

Germany, U.K. and U.S.A.

Other Information

Imprisoned during socialist movement, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan movement and several political agitations.