Prakash Man Singh

Prakash Man Singh

Prakash Man Singh ( _ne. प्रकाश मान सिंह) is a Nepalese politician and a leader of the Nepali Congress. He is the son of political stalwart Ganesh Man Singh. []

Singh contested the Kathmandu-4 constituency in the 1991 parliamentary election. Singh got 36.13% of the votes in the constituency, but was defeated by Sahana Pradhan of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPN(UML)). ["Third General Election: Emerging Scenario - 2055 (1999)". Kathmandu: Institute for Development Studies, 1999. p. 18]

In the 1994 parliamentary election, he contested the Kathmandu-3 constituency. Singh got 33.77% of the votes in the constituency, but was defeated by the CPN(UML) candidate Manmohan Adhikari. ["Third General Election: Emerging Scenario - 2055 (1999)". Kathmandu: Institute for Development Studies, 1999. p. 57]

Singh was Minister for Population and Environment in Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet formed in 1996. He later became Minister for Supplies in Krishna Prasad Bhattarai's cabinet. [ NEWS FLASH ARCHIVE 44 ] ]

In the split in the Nepali Congress, Singh sided with the break-away Nepali Congress (Democratic). Singh became vice-president of NC(D). [ [ Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd ] ] Singh also became Minister for Physical Planning and Construction in Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet. [ [ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - World ] ]

Singh was removed from his ministerial position when King Gyanendra grabbed power in February 2005. In February 2005, Singh was arrested for two weeks. Singh was again arrested on April 21, 2005, after refusing to appear for a hearing of the Royal Commission for Corruption Control. Singh, along with Sher Bahadur Deuba, were accused by the RCCC of involvement in a case of corruption relating to the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Singh had refused to appear in front of the RCCC, as he considering the institution as unconstitutional. [ [ The Telegraph - Calcutta : International ] ] [ [ BBC NEWS | South Asia | Former minister arrested in Nepal ] ] In July 2005, Singh and Deuba were sentenced to 2 year in jail and a fine of 90 million rupees. Singh was released from jail on February 13, 2006, as the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the dissolution of the RCCC. [ [ Xinhua - English ] ] [ [ Royal commission scrapped, Deuba and Singh freed - Nepali Times ] ]

After the fall of King Gyanendra's direct rule, Singh was became a nominated member of the new interim legislature. [ ]

After the reunification of NC and NC(D), Singh became vice president of Nepali Congress. [ [ The Himlayan Times: Breaking News, Views, Reviews, Sports, Business, Entertainment from Nepal ] ]

In 2008, he won the Kathmandu-1 seat in the Constituent Assembly election, being the first candidate to be declared a winner. Singh obtained 14318 votes. [ [ - Nepal's No.1 News Portal ] ] [ [ Prakash Man Singh of NC Wins from Kathmandu - 1 ] ]


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