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    Pratibha Singh

    Pratibha Singh was born on 16 June 1956 in Keonthal Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in a Royal family. Pratibha Singh is an Indian politician from Himachal Pradesh and a member of the Parliament of India. She is the widow of the Late Raja Virbhadra Singh. The Late Raja Virbhadra Singh was elected Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh six times.

    Pratibha Singh Personal Life

    Pratibha Singh was born in Keonthal Shimla Himachal Pradesh. She grew up in a royal family. She is the princess of Keonthal. Her father was Raja Hitendra Sen of Keonthal. And her mother was Mrs. Shanta Devi. Pratibha Singh completed her schooling in Shimla. And she has done her graduation from Government Women’s College Sector-II, Chandigarh. She was married to the late Raja Virbhadra Singh in 1985. She is Rajaji’s second wife. Raja ji’s first marriage was with Jubbal’s princess Ratna Kumari. Rajaji’s first wife had died. He has 4 daughters from his first wife. One of whom is Princess Abhilasha Kumari. Abhilasha works as a judge in Gujarat.

    Pratibha Singh has a daughter and a son. Her daughter Aprajita Singh is married to the Maharaja of Patiala and grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Her son Vikramaditya Singh is currently serving in the Member of Legislative Assembly from Shimla Rural constituency. She is a member of the Indian National Congress and represents the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh.

    Political Career

    Pratibha Singh is the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Party. She also wanted to become the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh but is currently elected to the Lok Sabha from Mandi. So if she leaves the Lok Sabha seat from Mandi then only she can become the Chief Minister. And then there will be an election for Mandi’s seat. That’s why all the ministerial party of the Congress has elected Sukhwinder Sukhu as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Pratibha Singh won a seat in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, in the 2004 Indian general elections, defeating Maheshwar Singh. She has been elected to the Lok Sabha thrice from Mandi, currently in a by-election in 2021 and first in 2004, and again in a by-election in 2013.

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