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Raman Singh: Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh


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Age: 59
 
Address: Raipur
 
Phone: +91 771 2221000, +91 771 2221001
 
Since: 07/12/2003
 
Tenure Time (Duration): 9 years, 40 days
 
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party  
 
State: Chhattisgarh
 
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About Raman Singh

Raman Singh (born 15 October 1952) is an Indian politician who as of December 2012 is the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and has been so since 7 December 2003. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Raman Singh was born on 15 October 1952. He comes from a Rajput family, his father being Vighnaharan Singh Thakur and his mother, Sudha Singh. He is a doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine and is married to Veena Singh.

Singh joined the Bharatiya Jan Sangh as a youth member and progressed to become a counselor.

He was elected to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1990 and 1998. In 1999 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Rajnandgaon constituency in Chhattisgarh. In the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Singh became the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. He was later named as President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the new state of Chhattisgarh, and led the party to a victory in the 2003 state 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 Raman Singh as Chattisgarh's second Chief Minister, and the first person to be elected to that post.

He has received praise for his organisational abilities, as reflected in his state's position with regard to implementation of a programme to improve the conditions of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes. The United Nations has also recognised the work done in Chhattisgarh under his leadership and the fiscal management of the state is another aspect for which he is known.

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 which has also been criticised. Singh was sworn in for his second term on December 12, 2008.


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