Chaudhary Ajit Singh was an Indian politician and founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). He was the son of the late Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India.
Born on 12 February 1939, Ajit Singh was the son of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. A computer scientist by profession, he quit the computer industry to return to India and join politics. He became a Rajya Sabha member in 1986. He was a seven-time Member of Parliament from Baghpat and served as Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Agriculture, and Food Processing Industries in different governments. Ajit Singh played a key role in government formations by bringing in alliances between political parties. He had served in the governments of VP Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Manmohan Singh.
Illness and Death
Ajit Singh passed away of Covid-19 at the age of 82 on 6th May in a Gurgaon hospital. Tributes poured in from all quarters at the demise of Mr Singh.
PM Modi: पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री चौधरी अजित सिंह जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। वे हमेशा किसानों के हित में समर्पित रहे। उन्होंने केंद्र में कई विभागों की जिम्मेदारियों का कुशलतापूर्वक निर्वहन किया। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम शांति!
Rahul Gandhi: राष्ट्रीय लोक दल प्रमुख अजित सिंह जी के असमय निधन का समाचार दुखद है।
उनके परिवार व प्रियजनों को मेरी संवेदनाएँ।
Sharad Pawar: Saddened to know about the demise of former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal President Chaudhary Ajit Singh. He stood for the rights and welfare of farmers and upheld democratic values and secular fabric of India. My heartfelt condolences to his family members.
Arvind Kejriwal: The news of the death of former Union Minister and farmer leader Chaudhary Ajit Singh ji is very sad. God bless the departed soul. My condolences to his family and fans.
Chaudhary Ajit Singh is survived by his son, Jayant Chaudhary, and two daughters.
(FOLLOWER OF Chaudhary AJIT SINGH)
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