Hukum Singh, BJP MP from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, passed away on February 3 in Noida. He had been under treatment at JP hospital for a month and was suffering from breathing difficulties. Shri Singh had won the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Born in Shamli district’s Kairana, which he went on to represent in the Lok Sabha, Hukum Singh started practising law in the nearby city of Muzaffarnagar in 1969. By 1974, he entered active politics and became a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (MLA) after contesting on a Congress ticket.
In the 1990s, he left the Congress and joined the BJP and got elected to the UP assembly on a BJP ticket in 1996. Hukum Singh quickly rose up the ranks of politics due the massive support he enjoyed from Western UP’s sugarcane farmers. In 2014, when Modi wave swept through Uttar Pradesh, Hukum Singh was elected as the Member of Parliament from his hometown. His followers affectionately referred to him as ‘Babu Sahab’.
In his condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Anguished by the demise of MP and veteran leader from Uttar Pradesh, Shri Hukum Singh Ji.”
“He served the people of UP with great diligence and worked for the welfare of farmers. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief,” Shri Modi tweeted.