Abhishek Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byMadhusudan Yadav
Succeeded bySantosh Pandey
ConstituencyRajnandgaon
Personal details
Born (1981-03-05) 5 March 1981 (age 40)
Kawardha, Madhya Pradesh (now Chhattisgarh), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Aishwarya Singh
(m. 2011)
Parent(s)
Alma materNIT Raipur (B.Tech) XLRI Jamshedpur (MBA)
ProfessionPolitician

Abhishek Singh (born 5 March 1981) is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament representing Rajnandgaon.[1] He is the son of former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh.[2]

Early life

Abhishek Singh was born on 5 March 1981 at Kawardha. He is the son of Raman Singh and Veena Singh.[3] He did his engineering from NIT Raipur after which completed his M.B.A. from XLRI- Xavier School of Management.[4]

Political career

Upon completion of his education, Singh entered politics and campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the 2013 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election in the districts of Rajnandgaon and Kawardha. In April 2014, the BJP declared him as their candidate to contest the general election from Rajnandgaon after Madhusudan Yadav, the then member from the constituency, was denied a ticket.[5] He won the election by a margin of more than 235,000 votes and 33, became the youngest member of parliament elected from Chhattisgarh.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members profile: Abhishek Singh". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh dubs charges against son as politically motivated". Mint. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son beats father's victory record - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ Anuja Jaiswal (19 May 2014). "Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son beats father's victory record". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son enters LS poll fray riding on 'simple, youth' image". The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ Jaiswal, Anuja (19 May 2014). "Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son beats father's victory record". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2018.