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Vijay Kumar Sinha Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Lakhisarai, Bihar
Age: 56 Years
Wife: Sushila Devi

Vijay Kumar Sinha

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (1988 - present)
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Political Journey• 1990: Vice President, Rajendra Nagar Mandal Patna Metropolitan BJP
• 1992: President, Lok Nayak Mandal Patna Metropolitan BJP
• 1995: In-charge cum working committee member, Patna Metropolitan
• 1998 :State Council Member, District Lakhisarai, BJP
• 1999-2000: Member of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Bihar
• 2000: Election In-charge, BJP, Suryagadha Vis., District Lakhisarai
• 2000: State organization in-charge, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Bihar
• 2002: State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Bihar
• 2004: State Working Committee Member, BJP, Bihar
• 2005: Elected as MLA from Lakhisarai for the first time
• 2006: State Chief Minister, Kisan Morcha, BJP, Bihar
• 2009: Regional Incharge (Begusarai, Khagaria), BJP, Bihar Pradesh
• 2010: Re-elected as MLA from Lakhisarai
• 2013: State Spokesperson, BJP, Bihar State
• 2013: President, Sub-Division Monitoring Committee, District Lakhisarai
• 2015: Re-elected as MLA from Lakhisarai
• 29 July 2017 – 16 November 2020: Minister of Labour Resources, Government of Bihar
• 2017: Minister in charge of Begusarai
• 2018: Chairman of the monitoring committee of Lakhisarai district
• 2020: Re-elected as MLA from Lakhisarai
• 25 November 2020 – 24 August 2022: Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly
• 28 January 2024: Became the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, along with Samrat Choudhary under Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 June 1967 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 56 Years
BirthplaceTilakpur, Chanan Lakhisarai, Bihar
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownLakhisarai, Bihar
College/UniversityGovernment Polytechnic, Barauni, Begusarai
Educational QualificationDiploma in civil engineering (1989) [1]The Economic Times
Religion/Religious ViewsHindusim
Vijay Kumar Sinha performing Chhath Pooja with his family
CasteBhumihar [2]The Economic Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 June 1986
A wedding image of Vijay Kumar Sinha with his wife
Family
Wife/SpouseSushila Devi
Vijay Kumar Sinha with his wife
ChildrenVijay Kumar Sinha's has two sons and two daughters. One of his sons’ names is E. Kanhaiya Bhardwaj.
Vijay Kumar Sinha posing with his son E. Kanhaiya Bhardwaj and daughter-in-law on their wedding day in 2022
Vijay Kumar Sinha with his wife and son
ParentsFather- Sharada Raman Singh (deceased) (headmaster of a high school in Berhna (Barh), Bihar)
Vijay Kumar Sinha with his father
Mother- Surma Devi
SiblingsSister- Name Not Known
Vijay Kumar Sinha with his sister
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHe owns two Tavera Cars. [3]MyNeta
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 45,000
• Deposits in Banks: Rs. 4,520,220
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs 3,725,750
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 464,827
• Jewellery: Rs. 3,50,000
• Other assets (Rifle & Revolver): Rs. 77,181

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 35,00,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs 1,30,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,40,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2020. It does not include the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [4]MyNeta
Net Worth (as of 2020)Rs. 38,432,222

Note: It does not include the net worth of his wife and dependents. [5]MyNeta

Vijay Kumar Sinha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Kumar Sinha

  • Vijay Kumar Sinha is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was elected as the MLA for Lakhisarai in 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. From 2020 to 2022, he served as the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly until a no-confidence motion led by the then-dominant Mahagathbandhan resulted in his resignation. He served as Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly from 2022 to 2024 and the Minister of Labour Resources for the Government of Bihar from 2017 to 2020. In 2024, he began his term as one of the Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar, sharing the position with Samrat Choudhary, under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar‘s administration.
  • He was born in his maternal grandparents’ village, Tilakpur, Chanan Lakhisarai, Bihar. His paternal family hails from Badpur in Mokama Block in the Patna District of Bihar.
  • In 1983, he entered into student politics. He was an active member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the RSS’ student wing while pursuing a diploma course in civil engineering at a polytechnic in Barauni.
  • Thereafter, he served in various capacities like Secretary of Durga Puja Committee, Barh (1982), President of the Government Polytechnic Muzaffarpur Students Union and Secretary and Working President of Bihar Polytechnic Students Union (1985), General Secretary of Unemployed Bihar Junior Engineer Union (1988), and President of Ward-18 Rajendra Nagar Mandal Patna Metropolitan (1988).
  • The Bihar Assembly elections were held twice in 2005 as no government could be formed in Bihar after the February polls, leading to re-elections in October–November of the same year. In the February 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly elections, Vijay Kumar Sinha was elected as the MLA from Lakhisarai. However, in the October 2005 elections, Phulena Singh, a candidate from the Rashtriya Janata Dal, won the Lakhisarai seat, defeating Sinha by a margin of just 80 votes.

    Vijay Kumar Sinha with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Vijay Kumar Sinha with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • On 25 November 2020, NDA candidate Sinha was elected as the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly through a voice vote. The election took place amid high drama after the opposition demanded a secret ballot. The Mahagathbandhan, led by the RJD, raised an objection against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar‘s presence during the vote, saying that he was not a member of the House. The Chair turned down Mahagathbandhan’s demands which led to protests by the opposition following which the house was adjourned. Out of the 243 members, 240 participated in the voting, with Sinha securing 126 votes in his favour and 114 against.
  • In March 2021, the Opposition criticised Sinha for not “properly handling” the assault on an RJD and a Congress MLA on the Assembly premises after the House had passed the Special Armed Police Act, giving more powers to police to search people, without a warrant, and make arrests, amid protests by Opposition MLAs. At that time, RJD MLAs had rushed to Speaker Sinha’s chair, torn papers and laid siege to his chambers, virtually holding him hostage inside. Thereafter, Police were called in to remove the protesting MLAs. Many of them were dragged and carried out on stretchers.
  • The BJP MLA has had numerous run-ins with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. A significant conflict arose between Sinha and Nitish when Sinha omitted the Chief Minister’s name from the invitations for the Bihar Vidhan Sabha anniversary celebrations in July 2022. Reportedly, the move triggered Nitish to end his alliance with the BJP soon after.
  • On 24 August 2022, Sinha stepped down from the post of Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly after a 20-month stint in the Chair after the then-ruling Mahagathbandhan moved a no-confidence motion against him.
  • In an unexpected move, the BJP appointed Sinha as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) on 24 August 2022, ahead of expected choices such as former Deputy CMs Tarkishor Prasad and Renu Devi. This made Sinha the third upper-caste leader to be picked by the BJP for this position since 1995, after Yashwant Sinha and Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

    Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha (C) along with Legislative Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh (L) and former Speaker and Education Minister Vijay Choudhry (R)

    Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha (C) along with Legislative Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh (L) and former Speaker and Education Minister Vijay Choudhry (R) hold a high-level meeting ahead of Budget session 2021 – 22, in Patna on 17th February 2021

  • In 2023, Nitish Kumar sent senior officials to Tamil Nadu to probe attacks on Bihar migrants after Sihna took a vocal stand against the government on the issue. It was found that the allegations were untrue and Kumar demanded an apology from Sihna.
  • In 2024, as Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the ninth time, the BJP positioned two of its prominent faces, state president Samrat Choudhary and CLP leader Vijay Sinha, as the deputy chief ministers under Kumar.

    Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar after the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy CMs Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha in 2024

    Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar after the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy CMs Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha in 2024

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