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Giriraj Singh

Giriraj Singh is a Bharatiya Janata Party BJP politician from Barahiya, Bihar, India He is the Member of Parliament from the Nawada constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha, and a former minister in the cabinet of Nitish KumarHe is a minister of state in MSME ministry Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Political career
  • 3 Controversy
  • 4 Positions Held
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early lifeedit

Giriraj Singh, son of Ramavtar Singh, born in Barahiya, Lakhisarai district of Bihar He Graduated From Magadh University in 1971 He is presently a State Minister of " Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises ", MP from Nawada Constituency2014 Indian General Election and one of the politician representing Bharatiya Janata Party He is presently 16th member of Bhartiya Janata Party in Bihar State and actively served in Cabinet of Bihar as Co-operative Minister 2005-2010 and Animal Husbandry Minister 2010-2013

Political careeredit

Singh served the Cabinet of Bihar as co-oprative minister from 2005-2010 & Animal Husbandry minister from 2010 to 2013 He has been a staunch supporter of Narendra Modi from the beginning He publicly supported Modi for Prime Minister from long time He was among the eleven BJP ministers who were dismissed by Nitish Kumar as a result of breaking of JDU-BJP alliance He is a member of Bihar State Bharatiya Janata Party's 16-member state election committee1


In April 2016, he kicked up a controversy with his remark stating that the population should be controlled by ensuring that people of all religions have the same number of children in the family2 In October 2016, he stroke up a controversy urging Hindus to produce more children Again on 4 November 2016, Giriraj Singh stressed that the Hindus in India need to increase their population in the country34

Positions Heldedit

  • 2002 - May 2014 : Member, State Legislative Council
  • 2008 - 2010 : Cooperative Minister, Govt of Bihar
  • 2010 - 2013 : Minister, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resource Development
  • May, 2014 : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
  • 1 Sep 2014 – 9 November 2014 : Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
  • Sep 2014 - 9 November 2014 : Member, Standing Committee on Labour
  • 9 November 2014 onwards : Union Minister of State, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises



  1. ^ Singh, Abhay 11 January 2014 "State BJP forms 16-member election panel" The Times of India Retrieved 28 January 2014 
  2. ^ "Giriraj Singh kicks up row over population control remark" ABP Live 21 April 2016 Retrieved 3 November 2016 
  3. ^ "Union Minister Giriraj Singh Urges Hindus To 'Increase Their Population'" NDTV Retrieved 3 November 2016 
  4. ^ "Union Minister Giriraj Singh urges Hindus should to increase their population - Firstpost" Firstpost 24 October 2016 Retrieved 3 November 2016 
  5. ^ From Official website Indian Government

External linksedit

  • Giriraj Singh Official Website

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