Raman Singh

Raman Singh

Raman Singh

Date of Birth : 15 October, 1952

Mini Biography :

Raman Singh (born 15 October 1952) is the current Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh, from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has been chief minister since December 7, 2003.Dr. Raman Singh holds a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. He joined the Bharatiya Jan Sangh as a youth member and progressed to become a councillor, and subsequently, an MLA. His career reached a new high in 1999, when he won the Lok Sabha seat from Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government, Dr. Singh became the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. He was later named as State President, Chhattisgarh BJP, and led the party to a victory in the 2003 Assembly elections. With the other main contender for the Chief Minister’s post, Dilip Singh Judeo, caught in the midst of a scam, the BJP leadership named Dr. Raman Singh as Chattisgarh’s second Chief Minister.

He banned naxalite organisations in Chattisgarh in 2005 under the “Salwa Judum” initiative, a move supported by the opposition party as well, led by Mahendra Karma. In the state of Chhatisgarh, he is known as ‘Mr Clean’, for the significant reduction in corruption while implementing government scheme and plans during his tenure. This image helped him to regain the power in the state in the Assembly elections held in December 2008. Dr. Singh was sworn in for his second term on December 12th, 2008.

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