Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Member, Political Affairs Committee & National Executive
In-charge of political affairs, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Sanjay Singh is a Member of the Political Affairs Committee and National Executive of the Aam Aadmi Party. A social activist turned politician, he was in-charge of party affairs in the state of Punjab during the elections and a core member of the Delhi Election Campaign Group (DECG) which was formed during the Delhi assembly elections.
Sanjay Singh was born in Sultanpur District, Uttar Pradesh. Born to parents who were teachers, Singh has a diploma in Mining Engineering from Orissa School of Mining Engineering in Keonjhar. After completing his studies, Singh was not keen on a working a regular ‘9 to 5’ job. In 1994, he started an organisation called ‘Sultanpur Samaj Sewa Sangathan’. He started working among the poor — organizing blood donation camps, health camps and campaigning for people’s rights. He worked for 16 years for hawkers’ rights, where he met socialist leader Raghu Thakur of his Democratic Socialist Party. The other organisation he worked with was the ‘Azad Sewa Samiti’, which later became a part of the National Hawkers’ Association.
Singh was among those who were involved in creating the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012. He was a Committee Member of Team Anna and spoke on behalf of it during the India Against Corruption movement. He was also involved in a movement to clean the Gomati River by Shramdan (labour gift) and participated in a protest against corruption within the Clean Gomati River project by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Singh was in-charge of the Punjab state unit of the party as it contested the Punjab Assembly election in February, 2017. The party became the largest opposition party in Punjab under his leadership and has the Leader of Opposition in its debut electoral contest. He was also spearheading the AAP’s civic polls campaign in Uttar Pradesh later that year. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Delhi on 8 January, 2018.
People are fed up with the working style of traditional political parties and want to change the political system in state. AAP is a great platform to serve the society.
Sanjay Singh is a Mechanical engineer.