Pritam Singh
प्रीतम सिंह
Leader of the Opposition
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
In office
22 july 2021 – 12 April 2022
Preceded byIndira Hridayesh
Succeeded byYashpal Arya
Member
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
March 2002
Preceded byMunna Singh Chauhan SP
ConstituencyChakrata
Member
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
1993–1996
Preceded byMunna Singh Chauhan JD
Succeeded byMunna Singh Chauhan SP
ConstituencyChakrata
President
Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
2017–2021
Preceded byKishore Upadhyaya
Succeeded byGanesh Godiyal
Personal details
Born (1958-11-11) 11 November 1958 (age 63)
Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, India
(now in Uttarakhand, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Residence(s)Uttarakhand, India
Websitehttps://www.pritamsinghinc.in/

Pritam Singh is an Indian politician who is Leader of Opposition(CLP Leader Uttarakhand) and has served as the president of Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee (Uttarakhand PCC).[1][2][3] He is a six-term Member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.[4] During the Congress government (2002–2007 and 2012–2017) in Uttarakhand he had served as a Cabinet Minister for Home, Rural Development, Food and Civil Supplies, Panchayti Raj and Minor Irrigation in Government of Uttarakhand. He was also elected as a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1993.[5] Singh represents Chakrata assembly.[6] He is a member of the Indian National Congress.[7]

Early life and education

Singh was born in Virnad village in Dehradun district of the Uttar Pradesh (now Uttarakhand) on 11 November 1958 in a Rajput family. Pritam Singh is the eldest son of Gulab Singh who was a member of the Indian National Congress, an eight term Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and also served as minister during the Congress government in Uttar Pradesh. Gulab Singh was elected unopposed to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the year 1985. Pritam Singh is a law graduate and a member of the Bar Council of Uttarakhand.[8] He is married to Anita Singh and has one daughter and one son.

Positions held

Year Description
1988 - 1993 Block Pramukh - Chakrata
1993 - 1996 Elected to 12th Uttar Pradesh Assembly from Chakrata Assembly
2002 - 2007 Elected to 1st Uttarakhand Assembly from Chakrata Assembly (2nd term)
  • Cabinet Minister - Panchayati Raj, Sports, Rural Engineering,
    Freedom Fighters, Food & Civil Supplies (2002-07)
2007 - 2012 Elected to 2nd Uttarakhand Assembly from Chakrata Assembly (3rd term)
  • Member - Committee on SC, ST and Other Caste (2007-09)
  • Member - Public Accounts Committee (2008–12)
  • Chairman - Public Accounts Committee (2010–11)
  • Best Legislator Award 2011
2012 - 2017 Elected to 3rd Uttarakhand Assembly from Chakrata Assembly (4th term)
  • Cabinet Minister - Food & Civil Supplies, Minor Irrigation,
    Rural Development, Panchayati Raj (2012–14)
  • Cabinet Minister - Food & Civil Supplies, Minor Irrigation,
    Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Home,
    Backward Area development (2014–17)
2017 - 2022 Elected to 4th Uttarakhand Assembly from Chakrata Assembly (5th term)
  • Leader of Opposition (2021-22)
  • Member - Public Accounts Committee (2017–22)
2022 - Till date Elected to 5th Uttarakhand Assembly from Chakrata Assembly (6th term)

Electoral Performances

Year Election Party Constituency Name Result Votes gained Vote share% Margin Ref
1993 12th Uttar Pradesh Assembly Indian National Congress  Chakrata Won
1996 13th Uttar Pradesh Assembly Chakrata Lost
2002 1st Uttarakhand Assembly Chakrata Won
2007 2nd Uttarakhand Assembly Chakrata Won
2012 3rd Uttarakhand Assembly Chakrata Won
2017 4th Uttarakhand Assembly Chakrata Won
2019 17th Lok Sabha Tehri Garhwal Lost 2,64,747 30.22% 3,00,586
2022 5th Uttarakhand Assembly Chakrata Won

References

  1. ^ "chief of Congress unit of Uttarakhand". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Pritam Singh appointed new Uttarakhand Congress chief". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh". business-standard.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Rawat, Pritam in race for CM post". The Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election in 1993 Party Wise". elections.in.
  6. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Chakrata Assembly Constituency". elections.in.
  7. ^ "PCC Presidents of Indian National Congress". inc.in. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Pritam Singh Chakrata nomination details". myneta.info.
Party political offices Preceded byKishore Upadhyaya PresidentUttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee 4 May 2017 – 22 July 2021 Succeeded byGanesh Godiyal