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Choudhary Ajit Singh (Hindi: चौधरी अजित सिंह) is an Indian politician. He is the founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, a political party well recognized in state of Uttar Pardesh. He was born on 12 February 1939 at village Bhadola in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of former Prime Minister of India and great leader late Choudhary Charan Singh.[1]

On 12 December 2011, his party joined the ruling United Progressive Alliance. He then took charge as Minister of Civil Aviation on 18 December 2011.[1]

Political career

Ajit Singh was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 1986. He served as President of Lok Dal (A) and Janata Party during 1987 and 1988, respectively. In 1989, he served as General Secretary of Janata Dal.[1]

He was elected to Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian Parliament) from Baghpat in 1989. He was Minister of Industry in V. P. Singh's cabinet from December 1989 to November 1990.[1]

During Indian general election, 1991, he was reelected to Lok Sabha from his consituency, Baghpat. He briefly served as Minister of Food in P. V. Narasimha Rao's cabinet.[1]

Ajit Singh again was elected to parliament from Baghpat, in 1996. He lost from his constituency in 1998. He formed his own party, Rashtriya Lok Dal, and was reelected to parliament from Baghpat in 1999, and has not lost the seat since then.[1]

During 2001 to 2003, he was Minister of Agriculture in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government.[1]

After his party joined the ruling United Progressive Alliance in 2011, he was made Minister of Civil Aviation on 18th December, 2011.[1]

Personal life

He is married to Smt. Radhika Singh and has one son and two daughters.[1] His son Jayant Choudhary, is a member of 15th Lok Sabha from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun(1956) .He is a B.Sc., B. Tech. and M.S. from Lucknow University, IIT Kharagpur and Illinois Institute of Technology. He is computer scientist by profession.[1]

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