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Raman Singh Raman Singh DOB: 15 October 1952

Raman Singh is a veteran BJP leader and serving Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh since 2003. He is seeking his fourth term as the top boss in the Naxal-affected state. An ENT ayurvedic doctor by profession, Raman Singh was born in Kawardha to Vighnaharan Singh Thakur, an advocate, and Sudha Singh. After completion of schooling, he graduated from Government Science College, Bemetara in 1972. He studied Ayurvedic Medicine at Government Ayurvedic College, Raipur. Singh joined the Bharatiya Jan Sangh as a youth member and was the president of youth wing in Kawardha in 1976-77. He progressed to become a councillor of Kawardha municipality in 1983. He was elected to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly consecutively in 1990 and 1993. In 1999 he was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from the Rajnandgaon constituency in Chhattisgarh. He served as Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry from 1999 to 2003 during Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Singh left the Union cabinet post to become CM of his home state.

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Toolkit row: Chhattisgarh police sends notice to Raman

Toolkit row: Chhattisgarh police sends notice to Raman Singh, seeks to record his statement

India | May 22, 2021, 08:16 AM IST

On May 19, an FIR was registered at the Civil Lines station against Raman Singh, the BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra and others for allegedly spreading fake news and “promoting enmity between classes” in the toolkit row.

Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh tests positive for coronavirus

Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh tests positive for coronavirus

India | Sep 19, 2020, 09:11 PM IST

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Raman Singh said he has tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh

Raman Singh may contest Lok Sabha polls

India | Feb 09, 2019, 09:42 PM IST

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh is likely to be fielded in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Constituency-wise full list of winning candidates

Dec 12, 2018, 02:44 PM IST

Majority of exit polls earlier had said Congress was likely to get enough seats to form a government in Chhattisgarh.


Chhattisgarh Election Results: Congress set to oust three-term CM Raman Singh, secures three-fourths majority

Dec 11, 2018, 11:51 PM IST

The party looks set to secure almost three-fourths majority in the Assembly which proves that anti-incumbancy played out in favour of the Congress.

Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Election Results 2018

Chhattisgarh Election Results: BJP's longest serving CM Raman Singh shown the door; Cong 'Vanvaas' ends

Dec 11, 2018, 04:34 PM IST

Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Election Results: Earlier, majority of exit polls had said Congress was likely to get enough seats to form a government in Chhattisgarh. But some predicted the BJP would retain the state.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

India TV-CNX Exit Polls | Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh likely to form govt, BJP may win 42-50 seats, Cong 32-38

Dec 08, 2018, 01:58 AM IST

The exit poll shows the Congress lagging behind the BJP with the grand old party getting between 32 to 38 seats.

 Voting for final phase underway

Chhattisgarh Polls | 71.93 pc voter turnout recorded in phase 2 of Chhattisgarh assembly polls: EC

Nov 20, 2018, 08:35 PM IST

Elaborate security arrangements including use of helicopters and drone have been put in place for the polls to take place at over 19,000 polling booths and over a lakh security personnel have been deployed.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Exclusive | Ajit Jogi not 'untouchable' for BJP in post-poll scenario, hints Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Nov 16, 2018, 10:14 PM IST

Raman Singh conceded that the alliance between Ajit Jogi-led Janta Congress and Mayawati-led BSP has the potential to emerge as the third force in the state, adding the combine will have an impact on the poll outcome.

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Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: 'Will not protect 10-15 industrialists at the cost of rights of poor, farmers'

Nov 14, 2018, 03:16 PM IST

Accusing the Raman Singh government of being involved in corruption, Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not uttered a word about corruption in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: Congress exploits Vajpayee's name to take on Raman Singh

Nov 11, 2018, 09:47 PM IST

  Raman Singh, the longest serving Chief Minister of the BJP, is locked in a direct fight with his former mentor Karuna Shukla, niece of the late Vajpayee.

While Chhattisgarh has traditionally seen a straight fight

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: High-voltage election campaign ends, all eyes on Nov 12 polling

Nov 11, 2018, 12:00 AM IST

While Chhattisgarh has traditionally seen a straight fight between the BJP and the Congress, this time a third front comprising Ajit Jogi's Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J), Mayawati's BSP and the CPI is also in the fray.

Lashing out at the Congress scion, CM Raman Singh said that

Chhattisgarh Polls: Rahul mere 'entertainer', doesn't know anything about state, says Raman Singh

Nov 10, 2018, 07:13 PM IST

Lashing out at the Congress scion, CM Raman Singh said that Gandhi does not know anything about Chhattisgarh and his rallies would not help the Congress draw any significant votes.

Rahul Gandhi

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: PM Modi, Raman Singh don't work without nod from industrialist friends

Nov 09, 2018, 08:09 PM IST

Days before the first-phase of voting in Chhattisgarh on November 12, Gandhi also accused Modi and Singh of making "false" and "unfulfilled" promises.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Key chief ministerial

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Will Raman Singh secure 4th term or Ajit Jogi pull a 'Kumaraswamy'?

Nov 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: According to political pundits, the party of the favourite CM candidate is likely to win the polls. This fact becomes even more crucial for Congress as it has failed to field a CM candidate even few days before the polls.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: History of polling and successive governments in Naxal-hit state

Oct 30, 2018, 09:06 AM IST

Even as former Congress leader Ajit Jogi has the honour of being Chhattisgarh's first chief minister, Congress has never been elected to power in the state assembly elections. Read on to know the full history of polling in Chhattisgarh.

IndiaTV-CNX Chhattisgarh Opinion Poll

India TV-CNX Opinion Poll: BJP to retain power in Chhattisgarh; Raman Singh set for record 4th term

Oct 26, 2018, 12:00 AM IST

In the 90-seat assembly, BJP may win 50 (+/-5) seats, while the main opposition party Congress may win 30 (+/- 5) seats, the survey showed.

IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll - Raman Singh set to get record

Chhattisgarh Elections Opinion Poll: Highlights

Oct 25, 2018, 07:34 PM IST

Will Raman Singh get a record fourth term as Chhattisgarh CM? What impact will the alliance between Ajit Jogi-Mayawati have? Stay tuned for IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll from 6 PM.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018

Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: 421 candidates file nominations for first phase of polls

Oct 24, 2018, 06:35 PM IST

The process of filing nominations closed on Tuesday for the first phase of the polls. The nominations will be scrutinised on Wednesday and the last date for withdrawal is October 26.

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Chhattisgarh Assembly elections: Raman Singh to file nomination from Rajnandgaon today

Oct 23, 2018, 09:39 AM IST

Tuesday is the final date for filing nominations for the first phase of election scheduled on November 12.   

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