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Hon. V.P. Singh

Former Prime Minister of India

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Vishwanath Pratap Singh Indian politician and government official, was the eighth Prime Minister of India (1989–90) and the 41st nominal Raja Bahadur (ruler) of the northern kingdom of Manda.

Vishwanath Pratap Singh is known for trying to improve the lot of India's lower castes in his short term as Prime Minister. Singh was renowned for his obsession with honesty and his willingness to sacrifice office.

His most significant undertaking, however, was to try to implement the long-shelved recommendations of the Mandal Commission of 1979-80, a government-sponsored inquiry that had suggested setting aside a fixed quota of government jobs for India's poorest people, the so-called backward castes.






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