Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Lokendra Singh today died in a road accident. Singh, an MLA from Bijnor's Noorpur in Uttar Pradesh, died in a collision between his car and a truck in Sitapur. Singh, 45, was on his way to the 'Invest
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Lokendra Singh today died in a road accident.
Singh, an MLA from Bijnor's Noorpur in Uttar Pradesh, died in a collision between his car and a truck in Sitapur.
Singh, 45, was on his way to the 'Investors Meet' in Lucknow, which will be inaugrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when his Fortuner going at a high-speed collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction.
Visuals from the accident. Photo: ANI
Two of his gunners, identified as Brijesh Mishra, 28, and Deepak Kumar, 30, and the driver of the truck also died in the accident.
(With inputs from agencies)
Lokendra Singh Kalvi (Karni Sena) Age, Caste, Wife, Biography, Family, Facts & More
|Real Name||Lokendra Singh Kalvi|
|Political Party/Organisation||Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS)|
|Political Journey||• In 2008, he joined Indian National Congress, ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly Election.|
• In 2014, he joined Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 188 cm|
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 85 kg|
in pounds- 187 lbs
|Eye Colour||Hazel Brown|
|Date of Birth||Not Known|
|Birth Place||Not Known|
|Hometown||Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Kalyan Singh Kalvi|
Mother- Lad Kanwar
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
|Controversies||• He attracted a controversy by opposing the reservation system in India on caste basis.|
• In 2008, he led Shri Rajput Karni Sena opposing the release of Ashutosh Gowariker's film Jodhaa Akbar (starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai) in Rajasthan.
• His Karni Sena attacked Ekta Kapoor at Jaipur Literature Festival opposiing her serial Jodha Akbar.
• In 2018, his Karni Sena again attracted a controversy oppsing the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavati (renamed Padmaavat), starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Name Not Known|
|Children||Sons- Bhavani Kalvi (Polo player), Pratap Kalvi|
Daughter- Not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Lokendra Singh Kalvi
- Does Lokendra Singh Kalvi smoke?: Not Known
- Does Lokendra Singh Kalvi drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He was born into a family of politicians.
- His father, Kalyan Singh Kalvi, was a prominent politician of Janta Dal from Rajasthan who was also elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in the general election of 1989 from Barmer constituency.
- He hails from Kalvi village in Nagaur district, Rajasthan.
- His father was a close confidant of India’s former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.
- In 1991, his father became a cabinet minister, holding the portfolio for Energy.
- In 2003, he formed ‘Samajik Nyaya Manch’ with an estranged BJP leader Devi Singh Bhati and also fought the 2003 Rajasthan Assembly election under the banner of ‘Samajik Nyaya Manch.’ However, it won just one seat.
- In 2006, Lokendra Kalvi founded Shri Rajput Karni Sena, in a reaction to oppose the caste-based reservation in India.
- He is considered a rival to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and had organised numerous rallies against her policies, during her 1st stint as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
- Since the declaration of Sanjay Leela Bhansali that he would make a film titled Padmaavati based on Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem Padmavat (1540), Lokendra Kalvi led Shri Rajput Karni Sena started doing protest against the making and release of the film, citing the reasons that the film has contents in contrast to the dignity of the Rajput clan of Rajasthan. Karni Sena also vandalized a film set in January 2017. Karni Sena also led violent protests in various districts throughout India, ahead of its release in January 2018.
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