Patna: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who served as a Union Minister in the United Progressive Alliance government, went on an endless journey of his last journey. Raghuvansh, who has made a mark in politics, left the Rashtriya Janata Dal before taking his last breath. At the same time, his identity in politics was ‘Fearless’.
He was praised by leaders of all parties. Raghuvansh was known for his cleanliness. Who also left no stone unturned to tell the party president Lalu Prasad, if needed. His standard of living was simple and there was no showing in his personality, so the public felt a direct connection with him.
Was influenced by JP’s ideology
Raghuvansh Prasad, an MP from Vaishali Lok Sabha seat of Bihar, was born on 6 June 1946 in Panapur Shahpur, Vaishali. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Bihar. In his youth, he participated in the movements led by Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan.
Raghuvansh’s political journey
In 1973, he was made the secretary of the United Socialist Party. He was a member of the Bihar Legislative Council from 1977 to 1990. From 1977 to 1979, he took over as the Energy Minister of Bihar. After this, he was made the chairman of the Lok Dal.
He became a member of the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996. He reached the Lok Sabha for the second time in 1998 and the third time in 1999. In 2004, Dr Singh reached the Lok Sabha for the fourth time. He was the Union Minister for Rural Development from 2004 to 2009. He won for the fifth consecutive time in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. On 10 September, he resigned from RJD. However, the party president Lalu Prasad wrote to him and said, ‘You are not going anywhere’. Lalu Prasad’s image was also seen in his speeches, but he spoke clearly.
Raghuvansh is away from credit war
Senior leader Shivanand Tiwari, who works with Singh, says that such people no longer appear in politics. He said that he had indomitable courage to fight and was devoted to the party. He said that he never used to take credit for any work. He worked hard for MNREGA but never tried to take credit.
This thing is written in the last letter
Raghuvansh was very angry with his party these days due to the possibility of bringing former MP Rama Singh into the party. In any case, he did not want to let Rama Singh come to the party. He opposed this with his political style. When he was treating Delhi’s AIIMS for health reasons and felt that he could no longer oppose it, he remained his political aide and wrote a letter to the party president Lalu Prasad saying, ‘Not now’.