Aiming for a Third Consecutive Victory

Dr. Jitendra Singh, a prominent figure in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet and a two-time parliamentarian, is eyeing a hat-trick of wins from the Udhampur constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024. With a track record of electoral success, Singh has emerged as a formidable force in Jammu and Kashmir’s political landscape.

Notable Achievements and Background

Early Life and Family Background**:
Dr. Jitendra Singh was born on November 6, 1956, in Jammu, hailing from a Hindu Dogra Rajput family. He is the eldest child of Rajinder Singh and Shanti Devi. His younger brother, Devendra Singh Rana, formerly a key aide of ex-Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, transitioned to the BJP in 2021. Married at the age of 26, Dr. Singh shares his life with his wife, Manju Singh, and is a father to two sons.

Educational Pursuits

A qualified doctor, Dr. Jitendra Singh pursued his MBBS and MD degrees from prestigious institutions including Chennai’s Stanley Medical College, Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science, Jammu’s Government Medical College, and Noida’s Amity University. He holds an MD in medicine, reflecting his commitment to academic excellence in the field of healthcare.

Literary and Academic Contributions

Apart from his political endeavors, Dr. Singh has actively contributed to journalism as a columnist. His writings have graced esteemed publications such as the Kashmir Times and the Daily Excelsior, where his insights enriched the editorial sections. Additionally, Dr. Singh’s academic prowess extends beyond medicine, as he has authored eight books and held the position of professor of diabetes and endocrinology.

Entry into Politics

Dr. Jitendra Singh embarked on his political journey in 2008 during the Amarnath land transfer controversy, where he assumed the role of spokesperson for the umbrella organization of right-wing parties. Prior to delving into politics, he served as a distinguished professor of endocrinology at Jammu’s Government Medical College. His decision to transition to politics marked a significant shift in his career trajectory.

Political Milestones

Over the past decade, Dr. Jitendra Singh has held several key ministerial positions, showcasing his versatility and acumen in governance. His portfolio includes roles such as the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State of Earth Sciences, Minister of State in the Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office.

Dr. Jitendra Singh’s journey from academia to politics exemplifies a seamless transition driven by a commitment to public service and leadership. As he vies for a third consecutive victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, his track record of accomplishments and dedication to his constituents position him as a formidable contender in the political arena of Udhampur.

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