Gajendra Singh Shekhawat- the jeans wearing champion of 'Swadeshi'
He is a jeans wearing champion of Swadeshi. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was on Sunday sworn in as minister and this is being seen a loud message the BJP wants to send out in Rajasthan apart from bolstering representation in the state.
Born on October 3, 1967, in Jaisalmer, he was a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad in his college days. He was president of Jodhpur's Jai Narayan University in 1992 with the highest ever percentage of votes for ABVP.
An unconventional politicians, he is a jeans wearing champion of Swadeshi. He is also one of the most vocal politicians in the Lok Sabha. His answers in fact have been viewed a record 5.8 million times in 2017 alone.
Fondly known as Gajju bana he has promoted the "Make in India' campaign much before it was buzzing.
Party men say his modern approach has made this first-time MP popular on social media. Shekhawat is one of the most viewed and followed party MPs on the Q&A blogging site Quora with about 55,600 followers.
A regular on Twitter, he has 25.4k followers. "His popularity in the virtual world has added to his following on ground.
Known as a plain living persons, his travels to Jodhpur by train over the weekends have been discussed a lot. He is also referred to as the tech-savvy agriculturist and a businessman.