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Rakesh Singh

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
13 May 2004
Preceded byJayashree Banerjee
ConstituencyJabalpur
President of Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party
In office
18 April 2018 – 15 February 2020
Preceded byNandkumar Singh Chauhan
Succeeded byV. D. Sharma
Personal details
Born (1962-06-04) 4 June 1962 (age 59)[1]
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Mala Singh
(m. 1993)
[1]
Children2
ResidenceMadhatal, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi, India
EducationB.Sc, Government Science College, Jabalpur[1]
Websitewww.rakeshsingh.org
As of 18 July, 2016
Source: [1]

Rakesh Singh (born 4 June 1962) is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha. He is member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2][3] He has been representing the Jabalpur constituency of Madhya Pradesh since 2004 general elections. He was appointed as the BJP State President of Madhya Pradesh unit on 18 April 2018 replacing Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, who had been at the helm since August 2014 and in turn was then replaced by V. D. Sharma in February 2020.

He was appointed as the Chief Whip of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha in 2016, replacing Arjun Ram Meghwal who was inducted into the Modi government.[4] He is working as the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel. Singh is also an active member of various other parliamentary committees. He holds the position of Co Incharge of Maharastra unit.[clarification needed]

Personal life

Singh was born in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh to Surendra Singh and Gomti Devi. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Government Science College, Jabalpur. He married Mala Singh in December 1993, with whom he has two daughters.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Detailed Profile: Shri Rakesh Singh". India.gov.in. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ PTI (18 April 2018). "BJP Lawmaker Rakesh Singh Appointed Party's Madhya Pradesh Unit Chief". NDTV. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "BJP में बड़ा फेरबदल: राजस्थान अध्यक्ष का इस्तीफा, एमपी में मिला राकेश सिंह को जिम्मा". Amar Ujala. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ "BJP appoints Rakesh Singh as party's chief whip in Lok Sabha". The Economic Times. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2019.