Radha Mohan Singh gets agriculture ministry

Radha Mohan Singh, (64)

Constituency: Champaran (Bihar)

Ministry: Agriculture

Having an RSS background, was mentored by Kailashpati Mishra, senior RSS leader from Bihar. He worked in ABVP and VHP before becoming the mukhiya (village head) of Panapur.

First elected to Lok Sabha in 1989. His influence in the party rose when Rajnath became BJP president. Rajnath made him chairman of the party’s national disciplinary action committee. Interestingly, his relationship with Sushil Kumar Modi, the face of BJP in Bihar, is lukewarm. During his the face of BJP in Bihar, is lukewarm. During his campaign, Singh promised to beef up infrastructure in his constituency.

The promises he made include the construction of Hajipur-Sugali railway line, four-laning of the national highway between Gopalganj and Raxaul and a central university at Motihari.

Senior leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari in their election speeches at Motihari had told voters that Singh was sure to be a minister. And, the voters obliged, giving him a winning margin of 1.92 lakh votes.

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