Ajit Singh, popularly known as 'Chote Choudhary', took a degree from IIT Kharagpur and worked in America for 17 years, read his life story
RLD Chief Chaudhary Ajit Singh (RLD Chief Ajit Singh Chaudhary) has passed away on Thursday at the age of 86 from Corona infection (Ajit Singh Dies Of COVID-19). He was born on 12 February 1939 in Bhadola, Meerut. He was the son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh of the country (Chaudhary Charan Singh's Son). He was also a Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat seat 6 times. In 1989, he became a cabinet minister for the first time. After that, in the years 1995, 2001 and 2011, he was the cabinet ministers of VP Singh, Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari and Mammohan Singh.
Chaudhary Ajit Singh was a very famous Jat leader of the country. He was educated as much as he was interested in politics. He completed his studies from Lucknow University and IIT Kharagpur. For about 17 years, he worked in the US (Ajit Singh Worked in America). In the year 1980, his father Chaudhary Charan Singh's party returned to India with the motive of strengthening the Lok Dal.
Ajit Singh's political career
Chaudhary Ajit Singh reached the Rajya Sabha for the first time in the year 1986. He was also a member of the Lok Sabha 7 times. In the year 1987, he formed the Lok Dal (Ajit). About a year after forming the party, he merged it with the Janata Party. At that time, Chaudhary Ajit Singh was made the chairman of this party. When Janata Dal was formed, Chaudhary Ajit Singh was made its general secretary.
Union Industries Minister from 1989 to 90
Chaudhary Ajit Singh was the Union Minister of Industry from 1989 to 90. He then went to the Congress. He was the Food Minister in PV Narasimha Rao's government from 1995-1996. In 1996, he reached the Lok Sabha by winning a Congress ticket. In just one year, he resigned from both Congress and Lok Sabha. After this, he formed the Bharatiya Kisan Kamgar Party. From this party, he won from Baghpat constituency.
Rashtriya Lok Dal was formed in the year 1997
In 1997, Ajit Singh founded Rashtriya Lok Dal and subsequently won the Lok Sabha election from Baghpat in the 1997 by-election. He had to face defeat in the 1998 election. However, he won again in the 1999 elections and reached the Lok Sabha. In the 2001 Lok Sabha elections, he won the election by aligning the RLD with the BJP. At that time Ajit Singh became the Minister of Agriculture. Ajit Singh's party also formed an alliance with the BSP, although it was able to run only till 2003. When Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party came to power, he supported the SP till 2007. He withdrew his support from the SP after differences over the issue of farmers. In 2009, he joined the NDA and contested and once again reached the Lok Sabha.
After this, he was a minister in the Manmohan government from 2011 to 2014. Ajit Singh suffered a major setback when he lost the Lok Sabha elections from Muzaffarnagar seat in 2014. After this, Ajit fought from Muzaffarnagar in the year 2019 but suffered defeat at the hands of BJP's Sanjeev Baliyan. The riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013 had caused a lot of damage to the politics of RLD. These riots have demolished the famous Jat-Muslim equation of RLD.