Pushpa Devi Singh

Pushpa Devi Singh (born 18 May, 1948) is an Indian politician who served on the 7th Lok Sabha for the Indian National Congress party.

Pushpa Devi Singh was born into a tribal family at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, the daughter of Raja Naresh Chandra Singh of Sarangarh, who had been Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. She was educated at St. Joseph's Convent, Sagar and Maharani Laxmibai College, Bhopal and Vikram University, Ujjain.

Singh polled 53.76 percent of the valid vote to win election to the Lok Sabha at age 31, making her one of that parliament's youngest members. Her nearest rival, Narhari Prasad Sai of JNP, a minister in the Morarji cabinet, polled 21.97 percent of the vote. In 1984 she was again elected for the Congress party, to the 8th Lok Sabha. Her 62.51 percent vote share at this election, beating BJP candidate Nand Kumar Sai with 29.98 percent of the vote, was an unbroken record in her constituency until 2004. She defeated her nearest BJP rival Nand Kumar Sai who polled 29.98% votes. At elections to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 Singh won again, with 53.13 percent of the vote, again beating Nand Kumar Sai (by then the President of the State BJP). Her victories in these three elections are the only occasions when Congress polled more than 50% of the votes in her constituency. She is an active member of the Indian Nationalist Congress Party and lives at Girivilas Palace in Sarangarh, Chhattisgarh.

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