Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan Singh Wiki, Height, Age, Children, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on August 30, 2021

Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan Singh is an Indian politician and member of 9th, 13th, 15th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. And currently serving as Minister of Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries in Yogi Adityanath ministry. He represents the Chhata constituency as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He was previously a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party and was a cabinet minister in the government led by chief minister Mayawati.

Minister of Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 2017
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Preceded byRam Murti Verma
Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of
Chhata
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded byTejpal Singh
In office
May 2007 – March 2012
Preceded byTejpal Singh
Succeeded byTejpal Singh
In office
October 1996 – February 2002
Preceded byTejpal Singh
Succeeded byTejpal Singh
In office
March 1985 – November 1989
Preceded byChandan Singh
Succeeded byKishori Shyam
Personal details
Born22 July 1951 (age 70)
Sanchuli, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
affiliations
Bahujan Samaj Party (2007-2017)Indian National Congress (1996-2007) Lokdal (1985-1996)
Spouse(s)Mamta Chaudhary ​(m. 1979)​
ParentsRatiram Chaudhary
ResidenceSanchuli, Chhata, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Alma materAgra University (L.L.B.)
OccupationMLA
ProfessionPolitician
As on 14 April 2020

Political career

In 2006, Chaudhury joined the Bahujan Samaj Party. In the BSP government, he was the agricultural minister and was portrayed by the media as the party’s “Jat face”. He assisted chief minister Mayawati in pacifying agitation in Jat majority areas. He also said to the Jat farmers that the government was not against the farmers.

In July 2015, Chaudhary along with a former mayor of Agra joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. In January 2017, he filed his nomination for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, where he would contest from Chhata. He said that his intention was to carry Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission of development forward. He won the election by defeating a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. He was given the portfolio of Additional Charge of Dairy Industry, Culture, Minority Welfare, Religious activities by chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

After becoming a minister, Chaudhary said that the government would impose the “Gujarat model of dairy development”. He also said that steps would be taken to prohibit illegal slaughter of cattle. It was also announced that the Sunni and Shia Waqf boards of the state would be dissolved. He cited the alleged scams involving the boards for this decision. Chaudhary said that an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation was required, and also alleged a scam of 1000 crore rupees associated with the boards He was also made the party incharge of Kaushambi district.

Views

Chaudhary is of the opinion that unlike the government of Akhilesh Yadav, the Yogi Adityanath government does not indulge in politics of appeasement. He also said Uttar Pradesh was heading towards ”Rama Rajya” (kingdom of Hindu god Rama) during the government of Adityanath. He also said that the celebrations of Ramlila in Ayodhya and Rasa lila in Vrindavan were evidences of his claim.

Personal life

In January 2017, Chaudhary was injured in a road accident while on his way to attend a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow.

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