Chaudhary Ajit Singh

Chaudhary Ajit Singh

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Chaudhary Ajit Singh () is an Indian politician and a prominent Jat leader from Western Uttar Pradesh. He is the founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, a political party recognised in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 12 February 1939 at village Bhadola in the Meerut District of Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of former prime minister of India and Jat leader Choudhary Charan Singh. He is married and has one son and two daughters. His son Jayant Chaudhary is a member of 15th Lok Sabha.

Education

Ajit Singh was educated at Lucknow University, IIT Kharagpur and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has a special interest in agriculture and modern technology. He worked in the U.S. computer industry for 17 years, returning to India in the early 1980s to revive the Lok Dal party founded by his father Charan Singh who was the prime minister of India and had huge following amongst the farmers.

Political career

Ajit Singh first entered Parliament as a Rajya Sabha member for Uttar Pradesh in 1986, and is a seven time member of the Lok Sabha. Singh formed his own faction of the Lok Dal called Lok Dal (Ajit) in 1987 and a year later merged it with the Janata Party, as part of a deal by which he became President of the merged party. When the Janata Dal was formed by a merger of the Janata Party, H. N. Bahuguna's faction of the Lok Dal and the Jan Morcha, Singh was elected its secretary general. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989 and re-elected in 1991.

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