Rajiv Ranjan Singh
National President JD(U) Janata Dal (United)
Assumed office
31 July 2021
Preceded byRCP Singh
Leader of Janata Dal (United) in Lok Sabha]]
Assumed office
2019
Minister for Water Resources and Planning & Development Bihar Government
In office
2014–2019
Member of Bihar Legislative Council
In office
June 2014 – June 2019
Member of Parliament for Loksabha
Assumed office
2019
ConstituencyMunger
In office
2009–2014
In office
2004–2009
ConstituencyBegusarai
Personal details
Born (1955-01-24) 24 January 1955 (age 66)
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyJanata Dal United
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s)Renu Devi
Children1
ResidencePatna East boring canal road buddha colony
Alma materT.N.B. College, Bhagalpur University (Bachelor of Arts (Honors))[1]
ProfessionPolitician, Social worker[1]

Rajiv Ranjan "Lalan" Singh (born 24 January 1955) is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament representing Munger in the 17th Lok Sabha from Janata Dal (United). He is National Party President of Janata Dal (United).[2][3] He was also the former JD(U) Bihar unit President. He born in Bhumihar family.

He was nominated as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council in June 2014 after his defeat in the May 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India and represented Munger Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar. He also represented Begusarai constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha of India.

Personal life

Singh was born in Patna on 24 January 1955 to Jwala Prasad Singh and Kaushalya Devi. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree from T.N.B. College, Bhagalpur University. Singh was a General Secretary of College Students Union and in 1974, had participated in the movements led by Jayaprakash Narayan.[1]

Singh is married to Renu Devi and they have a daughter together.[1]

Political background

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Lalan Singh represented the Munger constituency of Bihar and was the President of Bihar JDU when he rebelled against CM Nitish Kumar in 2010 and later continued to be an unattached member of JD(U). The party moved in Lok Sabha to demand his disqualification but the move was aborted post his rapprochement with Nitish Kumar in 2013. He was given a ticket to contest the Munger Lok Sabha seat but was defeated by Veena Devi of LJP by nearly 1 lakh votes.

He was nominated to the Bihar Legislative Council under the Governor's quota and made the Minister for Road Construction Department in the Jitan Ram Manjhi cabinet in June 2014. His induction and elevation despite the electoral loss sparked a rebellion in JDU led by Gyanendra Singh Gyanu who later defected to BJP with a group of 12 MLAs.[4] He was sacked from the cabinet by Jitan Ram Manjhi as a minister along with Prashant Kumar Shahi in February 2015. When Nitish Kumar became Chief Minister, he was again inducted as a Minister in the Mahagathbandhan Government[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Current Lok Sabha Members Biographical Sketch". 13 May 2006. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Lalan Singh replaces R C P Singh as JD(U) president". The Indian Express. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. ^ DelhiJuly 31, India Today Web Desk New; July 31, 2021UPDATED; Ist, 2021 19:24. "Lalan Singh elected as JD(U) chief at party's national executive meet". India Today. Retrieved 19 September 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Singh, Abhay (14 August 2015). "JD(U) MLA joins BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  5. ^ "मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार ने मंत्रियों को दिया अतिरिक्त प्रभार". Bhaskar. 24 February 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.