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Detailed Profile: Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

NameDr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
Constituency from which I am electedVaishali
Father's NameShri Ram Vriksha Singh
Mother's NameLate Smt. Janki Devi
Date of Birth06 Jun 1946
Birth PlaceShahpur, Distt. Vaishali (Bihar)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 16 Jun 1966
Spouse NameSmt. Kiran Singh
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:2   No.of Daughters:1
State NameBihar
Party NameRashtriya Janata Dal
Permanent AddressVill. Panapur Shahpur, P.O. Lavapur NarayanDistt. Vaishali Bihar
Present Address8, Ashoka Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tels. (011) 23386093, 23383975
Email idsinghrp[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.Sc., Ph.D. (Maths) Educated at Rajendra College, L.S. College and Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Positions Held
1973-77Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party (S.S.P.), Distt. Sitamarhi
1977-90Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1977-79Minister of State, Power, Government of Bihar
1979-80Member, Committee on Questions and Calling Attention
1980-85President, Lok Dal, Distt. Sitamarhi
1985-89Member, Central Parliamentary Board, Lok Dal
1985-90Member, Public Accounts Committee
1987-90Member, Pratyayukta Samiti
1989-90Chairman, Library Committee
1990Deputy Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1991-94Deputy Leader, Bihar Legislative Council
1991-95Member, Bihar Legislative Council
1994-95Chairman, Bihar Legislative Council
1995-96Minister, Energy, Relief, Rehabilitation and Department of Official Languages, Government of Bihar
1996Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97Union Minister of State, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Independent Charge)
1997-98Union Minister of State, Food and Consumer Affairs (Independent Charge)
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99Chairman, 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 (MPLAD)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1999-2004Member, General Purposes Committee
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
23 May 2004 - 2009Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development
Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Jun. 2009Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
6 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Home Affairs
19 Oct. 2009General Purpose Committee
Social and Cultural ActivitiesAssociated with socialist movement; Teachers movement; Farmers movement; and activities related to nation building
Special InterestsSocial service; struggle against exploitation; legal aid to the farmers, the labourers and the oppressed; promotion of education and educational reforms
Sports and ClubsYoga and exercise
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationMusic
Countries VisitedGermany, U.K. and U.S.A.
Other InformationImprisoned during socialist movement, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan movement and several political agitations

Source: Lok Sabha