Ground Report | New Delhi: Swatantra Dev Singh; The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are being campaigned for and during this time the political mercury has risen due to the rhetoric of the leaders. Meanwhile, BJP UP State Chairman Swatantra Dev Singh said that the BJP government will once again be formed in the state.
Swatantra Dev Singh recently said that we will give free education, free medicine and clean drinking water from door to door to the poor. With this, he said that until now drinking water has arrived door to door in panchayats of 30000 grams of UP. After this, drinking water must also be supplied to other gram panchayats in the state.
Who is Swatantra Dev Singh
Swatantra Dev Singh was born on 13 February 1964 in Ori village of Mirzapur district of UP, Singh made Jalaun in Bundelkhand district his work land. Singh, who comes from a family with no political background, is the first person in his family to join the RSS and later join the BJP.
Hailing from the influential Kurmi caste, Singh made his presence felt during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as party affairs officer in Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP won 28 out of 29 seats.
Swatantra Dev Singh’s political career
Swatantra Dev Singh’s journey began in 1986 when he joined the RSS as a pracharak. In 1988-1999, Singh became a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was appointed Secretary-General (organization) of the same. In 1991, he took charge of the Kanpur unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 1994, Singh took over as Bundelkhand Yuva Morcha and remained in this role until he was elected as Yuva Morcha General Secretary in 1996. He was appointed as BJP Yuva Morcha State President in 2001. In the year 2004, he was elected as a member of the Legislative Council (MLC) in Uttar Pradesh and was appointed Secretary-General of the BJP in the same year. Between the period of 2004 to 2017, he was Secretary-General three times and Vice President once.
He gained immense popularity when he was appointed chief strategist and in charge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political rallies in UP and Bihar during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He handled large political rallies with ease and the top leadership was always pleased with his results.
Swatantra Dev Singh was a former independent transport minister in Yogi Adityanath’s government after the BJP was elected by a wide margin in the 2017 state assembly elections.
- Swatantra Dev Singh’s journey began in 1986 when he joined RSS as Pracharak. In 1988-1999, Singh became a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was appointed to the position of Kanpur BJP Yuva Morcha in 1991.
- In 1994, Singh was taken over by Bundelkhan Yuva Morcha and remained in the post until he was selected as Yuva Morcha Secretary-General in 1996. Swatantra Dev Singh was appointed BJP Yuva Morcha State President in 2001.
- Swatantra Dev Singh’s name was also heard in the race for the Chief Minister post after the BJP was elected by a wide margin in the 2017 state assembly elections. He was later appointed Transport Minister in the state government of Yogi Adityanath in the state.
- Swatantra Dev Singh is currently Chairman of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Uttar Pradesh and Independent Charge Minister of State for Transport and Protocol and Minister of State for Energy in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed President of the Uttar Pradesh BJP on July 16, 2019.
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