Brijendra Pratap Singh

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Brijendra Pratap Singh

Member of Legislative Assembly, Panna
Member of Legislative Assembly, Panna
Personal details
Born (1967-08-29) August 29, 1967 (age 54)
Panna, Madhya Pradesh
CitizenshipIndia
NationalityIndian
Political partyBhartiya Janta Party
Spouse(s)Nandita Singh
Children2
Education
  • B.Com
  • L.L.B.
Alma mater
  • Awadhesh Pratap Singh University
  • Daly College
  • Barkatullah University
ProfessionBusinessman (agriculture)

Brijendra Pratap Singh (Born 29th August 1967) is an Indian politician and one of the most eminent members of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He currently operates as a member of the Legislative Assembly from Panna Constituency (60) of Madhya Pradesh. Considerately, known as “Dau Sahab” meaning Elder Brother, in the local dialect (Bundeli) within his constituency, he has previously also served the position of the state minister (Independent Charge) Madhya Pradesh Government, with the portfolio of Farmer Development and Agriculture. Eventually, he also served the departments of Public Service Management[1], Tourism, Sports and Youth Welfare from 2009-2013 term. In 2014, he was appointed as the State Secretary of Madhya Pradesh, BJP and in the following years, he was also made the in charge of the Minority Front of the Organisation.

Member of the Legislative Assembly Incumbent Assumed office: 2018

Constituency Panna (60), Madhya Pradesh
Preceded by Kusum Mehdele
Term of office 2018-till date

State Minister (Independent charge) Assumed office: 2009

Constituency Pawai (58), Madhya Pradesh
Government of Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Term of office 2009-2013
Portfolio Farmer Development and Agriculture, Public Service Management, Tourism, Sports and Youth Welfare

Member of the Legislative Assembly Assumed office: 2003

Constituency Pawai (58), Madhya Pradesh
Preceded by Ashok Veer Vikram Singh
Succeeded by Mukesh Nayak
Term of office 2003-2013

Early life

Singh is the son of Late Shri Udai Pratap Singh who became a member of the Jan Sangh party in 1969. In the year 1971, he was appointed as the District Vice President serving the Jan Sangh Party. He was then elected for two successive terms as the District President of Bharatiya Janta Party from 1983-1987 & 1987-1992. He got re-elected for a third term and continued as the District President till 1997. During the imposition of emergency under the Indira Gandhi regime (1975-77) he was also sent to jail as he was a member of the opposition party. He was a devoted member of the party and maintained touch with each worker of the party. Following his father’s footsteps and similar ideologies of working towards society, Singh joined the Bhartiya Janta party in 1999 and continues to be a tall personality in the field of politics.

Education

He completed his schooling (1986) from Daly College, Indore, and then got his B.Com degree from a Barkatullah University in Bhopal. With his bright academic future, he completed his L.L.B. from Awdesh Pratap Singh University in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. He received the best student award in Daly College, Indore in the year 1985-1986. He was an appreciated leader and a sportsman in his school days. He was a national level Squash player and was awarded a certificate of superior and excellent achievement for shooting in 1986. He also participated in various tournaments at inter-school, district, state, and national levels in fields of football and athletics.

From 2005-2010, he was also appointed as the government representative to the board of governance of Daly College, Indore. Socialization is his major hobby and he aims to work towards transparency and corruption-free society. Innovations in the field of agriculture grab his major focus and he works basically towards rural-infrastructural development

Political life

In the year 1999, Singh was appointed as the General Secretary of the Panna district, Bharatiya Janata Party. He won his first elections in the year 2003 from Pawai Constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He created history by being the first leader from the BJP to win in that constituency. He became a national executive member of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (2003-2008) under the leadership of Dharmendra Pradhan. He got re-elected in 2008. In 2009, there was an extension in Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s cabinet wherein he was appointed as the State Minister with a portfolio of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Department. After a year, he was also made in charge of the Department of Public Service Management which eventually won a prize by the United Nations. Seeing his diligence and his commitment to good work and excellence, in early 2013, due to the illness of senior cabinet minister Tukoji Rao Pawar, the departments of Tourism and Sports and Youth Welfare were also transferred to him.

In his ten years of term in office from Pawai Constituency, he brought a lot of changes in the area which was prone to drought. Under his regime, canals and dams were constructed to improve the face of agriculture. Roads were made to improve transportation and the region also received the facility of electricity. He worked assiduously to make the poverty uplifting schemes launched by the government, reach each village.

In 2014, he was appointed as the State Secretary of Madhya Pradesh BJP Organisation and continues to be in the office to date.

In 2018, he got his ticket from Panna Constituency of Madhya Pradesh. With Rural Development being his major agenda, he campaigned and won the elections with a good margin. He now continues to be the MLA from Panna.

Awards and recognitions

United Nations One of the most applauded achievements that Singh has to his credit is the recognition of the Public Service Management Department that was constituted under him. In the year 2010, he was made in charge of this department, and with his diligence; he introduced the policy under which the services rendered by the government were bound by a time period. This act was known as Madhya Pradesh Public Service Guarantee Act, 2010. Under this, 26 identified services of 9 departments were completed in a specific time period. This was the first time that such a scheme was introduced in India. The United Nations recognizes under Improvement and Public Service category, and he was called to New York in 2012 wherein the State of Madhya Pradesh has placed second[2] for the United Nations Public Service Award 2012. This scheme was then followed by other Indian states and had set an example in the field of Improvement and Public Service Management.

  • On 19th December 2012 Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh received the Agriculture Leadership Award[5] by the President of India for placing the state in the best agriculture state category and he was then in charge of this department.
  • Under his leadership, the state of Madhya Pradesh was awarded National Awards instituted by the ministry of Tourism (Government of India) for best Civic Managed Destination (Nandu) and best innovative Tourism Project (Air Taxi Award[6]).

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