Ajay Alok is an Indian doctor and politician who has worked as the official spokesperson of JDU and BJP. He is the founder of Indira Gopal Institute of Medical Services (IGIMS), Patna. He is known for his speaking skills and debating with his political rivals in TV debates.
Dr Ajay Alok was born in 1985 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Patna, Bihar, India. He studied till 8th standard at Loyola High School, Patna, Twitter – Ajay Alok and later passed 10th standard in 1989 and 12th standard in 1991 at CSKM Public School, New Delhi. Facebook – CSKM School CEO Bihar He studied MBBS at Dr DY Patil Education Society’s Medical College affiliated with Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra from 1993 to 1997. CEO Bihar He worked in Delhi and abroad before returning to Bihar in 1999. He later passed the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) examination to work as a government doctor. He set up the Indira Gopal Institute of Medical Services (IGIMS) in 2000 and opened Udayan Hospital in Patna in 2013.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He was born into a renowned family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Gopal Prasad Sinha, and his mother’s name is Indira Sinha. His father was a noted physician and was also awarded Padma Shri in 2004. His mother was an educationist and passed away in May 2014. He has a sister named Jaya Sinha Kumra who is a corporate lawyer.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Geetika Kaushik Sinha. The couple has a son named Kunal Sinha and a daughter named Manya Sinha who studies in the USA.
His grandfather’s name was Nawab Lal. His brother-in-law’s name is Naresh Kumra. He has a nephew named Udayan.
He follows Hinduism.
Boring Road, North Shrikrishanapuri, Thana – Shrikrishanapuri, Patna
Entry into Politics
In March 2003, a gangster, Bindu Singh, demanded Rs 25 Lakh ransom from him and his father and threatened to kill them if they did not give him the money. He also told them that he had killed a doctor in Kadam Kuan, Patna who had not given him the ransom money. When Alok approached the gangster-turned-politician Suraj Bhan Singh for help, Singh told him that he should enter politics to clean the system as such gangsters are protected by politicians. This idea inspired Ajay who was active in student politics, and he entered politics in 2003.
In 2003, he was denied a political ticket by a political party from his home town, Chainpur, on the basis of caste. In the 2005 Bihar Assembly elections, he contested from the Chainpur Assembly seat on the ticket of Ram Vilas Paswan’s party, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP); however, he came fourth and secured 9683 votes. ECI – 2005 Bihar Elections MyNeta In the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, he contested again from the Chainpur Assembly seat on the ticket of Mayawati‘s party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP); however, he came second and secured 32930 votes. ECI – 2010 Bihar Elections MyNeta
Association with JDU
After struggling to find political might in different parties, he joined Nitish Kumar‘s party, Janata Dal (United) (JDU) in 2012 and became its general secretary and official spokesperson. He became famous for his oratory skills as he often spoke about the party’s views in English and Hindi TV debates. His stances on different party views did not sit down well with many party leaders, and he faced criticism from different party factions. He resigned from the post of spokesperson on 13 June 2019 by sending a letter to the then-party president. On 14 June 2022, he was ousted from JDU by the then-party president Umesh Singh Kushwaha for anti-party activities.
On 28 April 2023, Ajay Alok joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a function in Delhi in the presence of Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as its official spokesperson. While addressing the media at the function, he said that he felt like he was joining his family. He said,
By joining the BJP, I feel like I am joining my family. A family led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
— News18 India (@News18India) May 2, 2023
Going against JDU’s stance
In November 2016, Ajay Alok was removed from the post of official spokesperson of JDU after demanding that Narendra Modi-led NDA government should release the video of the 2016 surgical strike. He was later reinstated; however, in 2022, he was again removed from the post of official spokesperson as he spoke against Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and Amit Shah, Home Minister of India, about Rohingya infiltration from Bangladesh. He also spoke against Prashant Kishor during his stint as JDU spokesperson which was not liked by Nitish Kumar.
- On the night of 19 February 2013, his domestic helper Mani stole jewellery worth Rs 50 lakhs, Rs 12 lakhs cash, six passports, and six bank locker keys from his wife’s house. Police later arrested Mani and her boyfriend Mohammed Amjad Khan and recovered the stolen items from their possession. The Times of India
- His father, Gopal Prasad Sinha, contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from the Patna Sahib Constituency against Shatrughan Sinha; however, he could not win.
- In September 2019, during the floods in Patna, water entered his house following which he criticised Nitish Kumar‘s government.
- In July 2020, his wife and two children were infected with Covid-19 following which he also quarantined himself at home. His family later became well when tests revealed that they were not infected with the virus anymore. Hindustan
- In April 2022, a road in Shrikrishanapuri, Patna was named after his mother, Indira Sinha, a noted educationist.
- He is an animal lover and owns a pet dog.