Sardar Buta Singh

Sardar Buta Singh

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Buta Singh (born on 21 March 1934) WAS Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC). He is an Indian National Congress leader.

Political career

He has been eight times elected as a member of Lok Sabha in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha. He is former Union Home Minister under Rajiv Gandhi's Government & more recently governor of Bihar state, India. He took office on November 5, 2004. He was the home minister of India during the early 1990s. He is a Sikh and was first elected to the Indian Parliament in 1962.

He has written a book "Punjabi Speaking State - A Critical Analysis" and a collection of articles on Punjabi Literature and Sikh History.

Controversies

In 2000, judge Ajit Bharioke of a special court convicted the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasim Rao and Buta Singh in the JMM bribery case. The Central Bureau of Investigation had charged Rao, Buta Singh and others with bribing MPs belonging to the Janata Dal (Ajit) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for voting in favour of the minority Congress government during the no-confidence motion against it in Lok Sabha in 1993. The decision was later overturned and both Rao and Buta Singh were cleared of the charges in 2002. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections Buta Singh was denied a ticket by the Congress Party to run for Lok Sabha. So he contested as an independent candidate from the Jalore constituency in Rajasthan although he was...
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