Ajay Singh Yadav is an Indian National Congress politician from the state of Haryana, India. As of 2008 he was the Minister of Power, Forests and Environment and was formerly minister of Irrigation, Revenue and Elections for that state.

Ajay Singh Yadav was born on 2 November 1958 in Saharanwas village, Rewari district, Haryana. His father was Rao Abhey Singh, who had also been a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Haryana. He was educated at various places including Jaipur, Chandigarh, New Delhi and Rewari, graduating with the degrees of B.Sc. and LL.B. Singh became second lieutenant in the Indian Army on 7 June 1980, and resigned seven years later on 26 June 1987 as captain. After his military service, Singh pursued a political career in Rewari district

Political career 

Singh was a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Haryana for five consecutive terms, totalling 25 years

He held the following offices: 

  • Member, A.I.C.C.

  • Member, P.C.C.

  • Deputy Leader Congress Legislative Party

  • President D.C.C., Rewari

  • Secretary, Haryana State Kisan Congress

  • Minister for Jails, for Printing & Stationary, for Social Welfare and Women as well as for Child Development

  • Officiated C.L.P. Leader in Haryana

  • Deputy Leader C.L.P. in Haryana

  • AICC State Observer for Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh during Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

  • Finance, Irrigation & PWD Minister.

He has been a Member of Legislative Assembly On 29 July 2014, Singh resigned from his post and submitted his resignation letter to Bhupinder Singh Hooda. However, Singh has not resigned from the party

Personal details

Born

2 November 1958

Saharanwas, Rewari

Political party

Indian National Congress

Spouse(s)

Shakuntla Yadav

Children

2

Residence

315-L, Model Town, Rewari-123401

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