Ashish Singh Patel is an Indian politician and a working president of the Apna Dal (Soneylal). He is a cabinet minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He is also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from Chitrakoot. He is the head of multiple departments, including Technical Education, Consumer Protection, and Weights and Measures.
- 1 Wiki/Biography
- 2 Physical Appearance
- 3 Family & Caste
- 4 Religion/Religious Views
- 5 Address
- 6 Career
- 7 Controversies
- 8 Salary/Income
- 9 Assets & Properties
- 10 Net Worth
- 11 Facts/Trivia
Ashish Singh Patel was born on Monday, 13 August 1979 (age 44 years; as of 2023) in Ramnagar, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He was taken to Allahabad by his father to pursue his education due to the fear of dacoits. He completed his schooling at the Government Inter College (G.I.C.), Prayagraj in 1995. He studied Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil Engineering at the Bundelkhand Institute Of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Jhansi, in 2002.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Ashish Patel comes from a family of landlords and belongs to the Kurmi caste of Uttar Pradesh.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Mani Shankar Singh Patel (deceased) and his mother’s name is Krishnavati Singh (deceased). His elder brother is Arun Kumar, also known as Munna Singh. Arun Kumar is married to Pushplata Singh, the Gram Panchayat head of village Lauri. Ashish Patel also has two elder sisters.
Ashish Singh Patel married Anupriya Patel on 27 September 2009. She is the President of Apna Dal (Soneylal) and Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She is the daughter of Dr. Soney Lal Patel, who founded the Apna Dal political party and Krishna Patel, who became the president of Apna Dal after the passing away of Dr. Soney Lal on 18 October 2009. She became the general secretary of Apna Dal after the death of her father. In 2015, her mother expelled her from the party due to their ideological differences. On 26 November 2016, Apna Dal (Soneylal) was registered by Jawahar Lal Patel, who was the founding member of Apna Dal. The move was backed by Anupriya Patel, who became the president of the party in 2019.
Ashish Patel is a follower of Hinduism.
Village Hanumanganj, Post-Lauri Police Station-Raipura, Tehsil-Mau District-Chitrakoot, 210209
After completing his B.Tech, Ashish Patel worked in the Military Engineering Services. He then moved to working as an engineer in the UP Jal Nigam. In 2017, Ashish took a voluntary retirement from his job to pursue his journey into the world of politics.
Ashish became the national president of Apna Dal (Solneylal) in 2017 after its president and founding member, Jawahar Lal Patel, stepped down from his post due to ill health. On 19 April 2018, he was elected as an MLC in the Uttar Pradesh government. He is the chairman of the ‘Food items adulteration and to combat the health problems of public life in the circulation of counterfeit drugs’ committee. In 2022, he became a cabinet minister in the Uttar Pradesh government. He is the head of various departments, including Technical Education, Consumer Protection, and Weights and Measures.
Accused Of Locking Up CPWD Engineers
In 2016, Ashish Patel with his family, was accused by a CPWD Junior Engineer and contractor of locking them up as the work was delayed. In an interview, the contractor talked about being locked up by the minister’s family and said that it was because the tiles hadn’t come that day. He further said,
Tiles didn’t come today. It will come tomorrow morning. They accused us of delaying the work and then locked us up. We were told that we will be locked up until the tiles don’t come.”
In an interview, Ashish denied the allegation, claiming that staff members only scolded the workers for the delay and said,
I am not the in-charge of the bungalow and I was inside. When I came out, the workers were being scolded by the staff of the minister for delaying the work. If somebody thinks that we held them captive then they can take legal action against us.”
Snatched A Student’s Phone
In a video that went viral in 2023, Ashish was seen scolding a student and snatching his phone. The student had reached the public relations office of Anupriya Patel with his classmates regarding their scholarship and fee issues. The student claimed that Ashish insulted him after snatching his phone.
The monthly salary of a person elected as a Minister of Cabinet is around Rs 1,10,000 per month + other allowances. In the financial year 2016 – 2017, his income was estimated to be Rs. 6,30,520.
Assets & Properties
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions, and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 11,846
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 44,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2018. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents.
Rajendra Singh Yadav’s net worth for the year 2018 was estimated to be Rs. 46,29,846. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents.
- He is also known as Ashish Kumar Singh.
- On 27 December 2023, when travelling from Prayagraj to Mirzapur, he sustained minor injuries when his car collided with another one from his own fleet. The accident happened because his car driver was trying to save a motorcyclist who appeared suddenly in front of the driver.
- In 2018, Ashish Patel, in an interview, claimed that his party is not getting the respect it deserves from its alliance party, BJP, asking them to learn from their recent losses. Noting that the party leader, Anupriya Patel, wasn’t invited to the inauguration of medical colleges, he said,
State BJP leadership isn’t giving us the respect we deserve. They should learn from recent losses. The SP-BSP alliance is a challenge for us. Allies in Uttar Pradesh are upset. Leadership at the centre must do something, else NDA (National Democratic Alliance) would suffer in the state.”