Know why Kripashankar Singh is special in Maharashtra politics even though he is not in any party

Born in a Rajput family in Jaunpur, UP, Kripashankar Singh was so kind to Mayanagari Mumbai that he traveled from floor to floor in politics. In Mumbai, his personality became such a high among North Indians that Congress had given him the status of Home Minister in the state government in view of his popularity. Later, the post of President of Mumbai Congress was also handed over to him.

In the year 1971, Kripashankar Singh had come to Mumbai from Jaunpur. He and his brother were employed. According to the 70s, he had a sufficient income. Also his family used to have a grocery store. Kripashankar Singh used to take up the problems of the people of his area in the midst of the important tasks of daily life. He used to try to solve the problems of North Indians who came to Mumbai. As a result, gradually he started becoming recognized among the Hindi speaking people and he started becoming popular. His humility and spontaneity continued to attract people.

It is said that a big change came in the life of Kripashankar Singh when he met former Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi. During a public program, Indira invited her to join politics in view of her spirit of public service. After which Kripa Shankar Singh joined the Congress Seva Dal. He spent a long time in the Congress as an ordinary worker.

In 1988, he was made the secretary of Mumbai Congress by Pratibha Patil. He became MLC in 1994. Became MLA from Santacruz in 1999 and then became Home Minister in Vilasrao Deshmukh government.

In the year 2007 and in the year 2011, he became the President of Mumbai Congress. However, his journey came to an end due to the defeat in the 2014 assembly elections. After the defeat in the assembly elections, he was sidelined in the Congress. Former minister of state for home, Kripashankar Singh, who was a three-time MLA in Mumbai, was also accused of disproportionate assets and in 2018 he got a clean chit from the court.

The political stature of Kripashankar Singh can be gauged from the fact that even without any office, his house was visited by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

While Kripashankar Singh on one hand resembles North Indians in typical UP style, on the other hand he also speaks fluent Marathi. In Mumbai, North Indians were considered to be the vote bank of the Congress and Kripashankar Singh used to be a Congress pillar in the same vote bank, citing Jaunpur.

Now once again the fate of Kripashankar Singh seems to be changing. Kripashankar Singh has left the Congress after disagreeing with the Congress’ stand on the Central government’s decision to remove Article 370. In such a situation, Kripashankar can prove to be important for any party in the wave of nationalism.

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