V. P. Singh

Vishwanath Pratap Singh (Hindi: विश्वनाथ प्रताप सिंह Visvanath Pratap Sinh, born June 25, 1931 in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh in India, † 27 November, 2008 New Delhi ) was dated 2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990 seventh Prime Minister of India. His party Janata Dal won elections in 1989 in India along with the Communist Party.


He was elected as an MP in the Indian parliament in 1967. From 1980 to 1982 he was Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh. In the years 1988 and 1989 there was growing economic problems, so there were conflicts within the ruling Congress party. In protest against graft and corruption in the leadership of the party and government of former finance and defense minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh split from the reform wing and established the People's Democratic Party ( Samajwadi Janata Dal ).

Before the parliamentary elections of 1989, he joined his party with four other center-left opposition parties to the coalition National Front ( Rashtriya Morcha ) together led it to election victory and relieved the involved in a corruption scandal Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of the Congress party.

After splitting his party and his overthrow by a confidence vote in parliament in 1990, he had left to his inner-party opponents Chandra Shekhar office.