Introduction Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi is an eminent jurist, parliamentarian, visible media personality, well known columnist, author and commentator. Abhishek Manu Singhv is a Member of Parliament; the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party; the youngest designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court (at age 34); a former and youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) (at 37) and former elected Vice President, Supreme Court Bar Association. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is currently the Chairman of the AICC All India Law and Human Rights Department and Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel & Grievances. Abhishek Manu Singhvi was formerly Vice Chairman of Congress’ Media Department.
Achievements Dr.Abhishek Manu Singhvi was awarded the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award by World Economic Forum, Davos, in 1999, Dr.Abhishek Manu Singhvi earlier wrote a popular fortnightly column, Candid Corner, in India’s second largest English daily (Hindustan Times) and later wrote a column SubVerse in India’s largest English daily, the Times of India. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is also an occasional columnist in the largest Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar. The Prime Minister of India wrote the Foreword to his book of columns, Candid Corner, and also released the book.
Education Dr.Abhishek Manu Singhvi completed his education in B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., PIL Educated at St. Columbas School, Delhi, St. Stephens College, Delhi University, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K. and Havard University, U.S.A. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi topped India at the school leaving Indian School Certificate exam and did BA Economics Hons, St Stephen’s College, and MA and PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK. He also taught at St. John’s College, Cambridge and did a summer program, PIL, from Harvard, USA. He has lectured to student/faculty groups and general audiences at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Boston MIT and George Washington Universities, to NGOs and think tanks (like Heritage Foundation, International Council of World Affairs in Washington, DC, USA) and addressed several international conferences, including those at Paris and Pakistan. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi was conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Amity, Rajasthan and Jain Viswa Bharati Universities. He is visiting Trumbull Lecturer at Yale University, USA in 2011.
Personal Life and Family Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi son of Dr. Laxmi Mall Singhvi and Shrimati Kamla Singhvi born on 24/02/1959 his birth place is Jodhpur (Rajasthan) he is married to Shrimati Anita Singhvi having Two Sons.His interests include reading biographies, Hindi film music, watching action thrillers and travel
Positions Held 1997-98 Additional Solicitor General of India 2001 onwards National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006 - May 2009 and Aug. 2009-July 2011 Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Aug. 2006 - Aug. 2007 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit Member, Joint Committee to examine the Constitutional and Legal position relating to Office of Profit Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Sept. 2006 - Sept. 2010 Member, Committee of Privileges July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs July 2011 onwards Chairman, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, General Purposes Committee.
BOOKS PUBLISHED Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi Writes a popular column, Candid Corner in the Hindustan Times; his columns have been published in a book form as Candid Corner: Reflections of Abhishek Singhvi, 2006 with a Foreword by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and also released by him; fortnightly columnist, earlier in Indya.com, The Pioneer and now in the Hindustan Times; also a monthly columnist in Indias largest Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar; has written several articles in leading magazines and periodicals; Collection of Legal Writings (under publication) and Emergency Powers: A Comparative Study (under publication).
ABHISHEK MANU SINGHVISSPEECH SUPPORTING LOKPAL BILL New Delhi: As the Lokpal Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha, here are the highlights of what Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress spokesperson, said on the floor of the Upper House. Would have invited Jaitley to help gift us a strong Lokpal as a birthday present. But BJP is parsimonious in giving birthday presents. So dont do it for our sake but join us in passing a Lokpal Bill for the sake of the nation. No use putting a string of conditionalities in your statements. No use saying I want to pass a strong effective bill after three months after referring it again to a committee, after further discussions. You are using conditionality as a pretext not to pass the Bill. If you dont want to pass the Bill, say so. Have the courage of your convictions. On process of CBI and investigation, lets look at it seriously, not with the intent to ridicule. CBI is 70-year-old organization. Should birth of a Lokpal mean automatic destruction of every other institution? A 10- year-old CVC, a 70-year-old CBI