Mriganka Singh

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Mriganka Singh

Mriganka Singh in 2017
Born Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education Master of Arts
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Alma mater CCS University
Sophia Girls' College, Ajmer
Occupation Educationist, Politician
Political party Bhartiya Janta Party
Spouse(s) Sunil Singh
Children 4

Mriganka Singh is a politician of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Life

Mriganka comes from Gurjar family of politicians from the state of Uttar Pradesh. The eldest daughter of Hukum Singh, a seven term member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and a member of 16th Lok Sabha from the Kairana (Lok Sabha constituency).[1][2]

Political career

Unlike her father who was a politician, Mriganka had not been part of active politics until early 2017 when she contested as the Bhartiya Janta Party candidate for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election from the Kairana assembly constituency.[3][4][5]

After the death of Hukum Singh, which necessitated the by-elections, Mriganka contested the 2018 Kairana Loksabha bypoll and lost to Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Begum Tabassum Hasan, who was supported by a "grand coalition" of Indian National Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party.[6][7][8]

References

  1. "Hukum Singh: BJP MP Hukum Singh passes away | India News - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2018-02-03. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/bjp-mp-hukum-singh-passes-away/articleshow/62771923.cms. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  2. ""DNA of families"". DNA. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-up-elections-2017-friends-and-foes-kairana-divided-between-two-families-2311601. 
  3. "Making my debut but no novice: Mriganka Singh - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/interviews/making-my-debut-but-no-novice-mriganka-singh/articleshow/56839776.cms. 
  4. Pandey, Alok (22 January 2017). "Rajnath Singh's Son, Rita Bahuguna Joshi In BJP Second List For UP Elections". NDTV. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rajnath-singhs-son-rita-bahuguna-joshi-on-bjp-second-list-for-up-elections-1651469. Retrieved 27 April 2019. 
  5. "BJP candidates in UP: Parivar members of top leaders figure in UP BJP list". The Economic Times. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56722903.cms. 
  6. "Kairana bypoll: Grand alliance wins crucial seat, sets pace for 2019". The Times of India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kairana-bypoll-grand-alliance-wins-crucial-seat-sets-pace-for-2019/articleshow/64399231.cms. 
  7. "RLD wins U.P.’s Kairana Lok Sabha seat by over 50,000 votes". The Hindu. 2018-05-31. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/rld-wins-ups-kairana-lok-sabha-seat-by-over-50000-votes/article24049333.ece. Retrieved 2018-06-08. 
  8. "Kairana bypoll result: How strategy of ‘Opposition unity’ ensured BJP’s defeat | india news". Hindustan Times. 2016-04-22. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/how-strategy-of-opposition-unity-ensured-bjp-s-defeat-in-kairana-lok-sabha-bypoll/story-j7DgmGSAp2fRUxJvF04spM.html. Retrieved 2018-06-08.