A Jharkhand MLA who raises issues of common man

Ranchi: While public issues and concerns are getting missed out from the debates of parliament and assemblies, and after voting to their representatives, people felt left out. One legislator can be seen raising public issues tirelessly in Jharkhand.

Meet Vinod Kumar Singh, the three times MLA from Bagodar, Giridih who has often been seen raising the issues of common man. The CPI-ML legislator fights inside the assembly, as well as hits the streets to point out public concerns from administrations and governments.

The 45-year-old leader has a Master’s degree from Banaras Hindu University. He is the only MLA from CPI-ML in Jharkhand, but that does not become a hurdle for him to keep questioning those in power to get public works done. Just concluded winter session of Jharkhand assembly has also witnessed Vinod Singh raising many common man issues at the floor of the house.

Raising issues of development of Bagodar, to migrant workers of the state and standing with farmers-workers, have been the hallmark of this MLA. He has also been seen holding a placard at his constituency Bagodar, to Giridih, Ranchi and Delhi as well on different issues of public concern.

Vinod is the son of Mahendra Singh, who was also three times MLA from the same constituency. Mahendra Singh was gunned down on January 16, 2005, the next day he filed nomination papers for the first assembly polls of Jharkhand.

There is a total of 81 legislators in the Jharkhand assembly. While ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has the maximum number of MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with the second-highest number of legislators, is the official opposition party in the state.

eNewsroom profiles the MLA.

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