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Chandreshwar Prasad Singhr


Chandreshwar Prasad Singh also known as C.P.Singh (born January 16, 1956 in Navgarha, Palamu) is an Indian Politician and a prominent leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and was ‘Speaker’ of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly from 2010-2013. He is member of Jharkhand legislative assembly from Ranchi for over decades, and is elected four times in a row since 1996.

Early Life Career

CP Singh was born to Rajeshwari Devi and Jaimohan Singh in Navgarha Village in district Palamu, Jharkhand. Born in a farmer family, He received his early education in Navgarha village. After finishing his primary school, he moved to Ranchi for further education. He completed his secondary and higher secondary schooling from Marwari School. He got his graduation from Ranchi University in 1978 and enrolled in Chhota Nagpur Law College. After accomplishing his law degree in 1982, he practiced law for 2 years.

During his graduation, he became a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parisad (known as ABVP) in 1973 and aggressively involved in student movement during Indira Gandhi regime. Being district head of AVBP from 1973 to 1976, CP Singh lead student protest against Congress government in JP movement and went to prison. He was kept in Hazaribagh jail from January 1976 to July 1976. Although he missed his final graduation examination, but still he considers his participation is one of his remarkable contribution towards country and in politics.