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Hukum Singh (born 5 April 1938) is an Indian politician who currently serves as the Member of Parliament from Kairana (Lok Sabha constituency) in Uttar Pradesh. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a member of the Panel of Chairpersons of the 16th Lok Sabha and the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Water Resources.

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Shri Singh hails from the Gurjar community (Chauhan) . He has previously been elected as a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for seven terms (1974–77,1980–89,1996-2014). He has also served as a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh governments under both BJP and the Congress. As a seasoned politician, he commands the respect of Hindus and Muslims in the region.

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Education and political career

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A law graduate from Allahabad University, he cleared PCS (J) exams in 1963. But instead of becoming a judicial officer, he joined the Army as a Commissioned Officer after 1962 Indo-China war. He participated in the 1965 Pakistan war as a Captain, in the Poonch and Rajouri sectors in Kashmir. He then took voluntary retirement and started practicing Law in Muzaffarnagar in 1969. He entered active politics in 1974, becoming an MLA for the first time on a Congress ticket. He went on to win Assembly elections seven times and held the post of deputy speaker of the Assembly from 1983 to 1985. He won his fourth term, as a BJP candidate, in 1996 and his first Lok Sabha elections in 2014.

Controversies

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In September 2013, he was named in an FIR related to the Muzaffarnagar Riots because he attended the mahapanchayat which was held despite prohibitory orders. He refuted allegations of inciting communal tensions by saying that he did not make any inflammatory speech and only attempted to calm down the assembled crowd. In June 2016, he released a list of Hindu families and alleged that there had been a mass exodus of Hindus from his constituency due to the law and order situation. His claims were later validated by a report of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Parliamentary performance

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Being the son of a farmer father, he understands and concerns himself with important issues related to farmers, education and infrastructure. He has participated in more debates than the national average and asked significant questions in the Parliament to bring attention towards problems affecting the people of his constituency. Besides being the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Water Resources, he is a Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs and also a Member of the General Purposes Committee.

Apart from participating in public meetings and Jan Andolans for the cause of social justice, Singh is also very active on social media and in the Parliament.

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