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Raj Nath Singh

Raj Nath Singh is the current Defence Minister of India since 2019. He was also the 19th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2000 to 2002.

Biography

Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the current Union Home minister Raj Nath Singh kickstarted his career as a physics lecturer who later used his affiliation with RSS to ingratiate himself with the Janata party. He contested in the 1977 assembly elections as a JNP candidate from Mirzapur constituency. He defeated Azahar Imam of INC. He lost the 1980 and 1985 assembly elections where he contested as a BJP candidate. After working his way up the party, he was appointed to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative council in 1988. In 1991, he became Education Minister in the first BJP government in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In April 1994, he was elected into the Rajya Sabha. In 1997, he became the President of the BJP's unit in Uttar Pradesh and in 1999 he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Surface Transport. His illustrious career trajectory led him to become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2000. He was appointed as the BJP National president in 2005. In 2009 he was elected to 15th Lok Sabha from Ghaziabad constituency. In 2014 he contested and won in the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow constituency. He presently serves as the Union Minister in the Narendra Modi Government.

Personal Life

Full Name Raj Nath Singh
Date of Birth 10 Jul 1951 (Age 71)
Place of Birth Vill. Bhabhora, Distt. Chandauli ( Uttar Pradesh)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Post Graduate
Profession Teacher
Father's Name Shri Ram Badan Singh
Mother's Name Smt. Gujrati Devi
Spouse's Name Smt. Savitri Singh
Spouse's Profession NA
Children 2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)
Religion Hindu
Caste Kshatriya

Contact

Permanent address R/o 4 Kalidas Marg, Lucknow, UP
Present address 17, Akbar Road, New Delhi - 110 011
Contact number 05222235656
Email 38ashokroad@gmail.com and 4kdmarg2014@gmail.com
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Raj Nath Singh

Raj Nath Singh holds a master's degree in physics from the Gorakhpur University.

Interesting Facts about Raj Nath Singh

He spearheaded the Bharat Ke Veer Web portal and Application with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. This was an initiative taken by him for the welfare of Martyrs' family.
In 2013, following the resignation of Nitin Gadkari due to corruption charges, Singh was re-elected as the BJP's National President.

Political Timeline of Raj Nath Singh

  • 2019
    He was subsequently inducted into Modi's cabinet as Minister of Defense.
  • 2019
    He retained Lucknow Lok Sabha seat for a second term by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Shatrughan Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes.
  • 2014
    He contested and won in the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow constituency and defeated INC candidate Rita Bhaguna Joshi by a margin of 2,72,749 votes. He was appointed as the Union Home Minister in Modi Government.
  • 2009
    He contested and won the 15th Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad constituency. He defeated Surendra Prakash Goel by a margin of 90,681 votes.
  • 2003
    He was Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture, Govt. of India.
  • 2002
    He contested and won in the assembly elections from Haidergarh constituency where he defeated Arvind Singh of SP by a margin of 24,536 votes.
  • 2000
    He was the Chief Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1999
    He was the Union Cabinet Minister, Surface Transport, Govt. of India.
  • 1994
    He was Elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 1991
    He became Education Minister in the first BJP government in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1985
    He lost another assembly election to Rafiman of INC by a margin of 4189 votes.
  • 1980
    He lost the 1980 assembly election where he contested with a BJP candidature. He was defeated by his former rival Azahar Imam by a margin of 11,660 votes.
  • 1977
    He contested and won in the assembly elections from Mirzapur constituency as a JNP candidate. He defeated Azahar Imam of INC by a margin of 12,755 votes.

Achievements

During his tenure as the Minister of Agriculture in 2003 he started the Kisan Call Centre and Farm Income Insurance Scheme. He brought down interest rates on Agriculture loans and also established Farmer Commission and initiated Farms Income Insurance Scheme.
Net Worth2.92 CRORE
ASSETS2.92 CRORE
LiabilitiesN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Raj Nath Singh Latest News & Updates

Raj Nath Singh attended the last right of Mulayam Singh Yadav

Raj Nath Singh attended the last right of Samajwadi party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. He also took to his Twitter handle to post the same. It read, 'Leaving for Saifai to attend the last rites of Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav ji and pay tributes to him.' However, Samajwadi party founder and former chief minister of UP Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away on 10th October, 2022 after prolonged illness.

Oct 11, 2022
Rajnath Singh and Draupadi Murmu attended the Indian Air Force Day

Rajnath Singh and Draupadi Murmu attended the 90th Indian Air Force Day today. The program was organized at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. The Defence Minister also posted the same on his social media. It read, "Attended the 90th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force in Chandigarh today and witnessed the breathtaking aerial display by the courageous Air Warriors."

Oct 8, 2022
Rajnath Singh on a 3-day visit from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh already reached at Assam's Dibrugarh Airport for a 3-day visit from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh.
Where the politician will also attend a program at Dinjan army camp. After that, he will move to Arunachal tomorrow for inspecting the ongoing work in Sela Tunnel.

Sep 28, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Raj Nath Singh)

What is Raj Nath Singh's date of birth?

Raj Nath Singh's date of birth is 10th July 1951.

How old is Raj Nath Singh?

Raj Nath Singh is 71 years old (As of 2022).

Does Raj Nath Singh have criminal case?

No, Raj Nath Singh does not have any criminal case.

What is Raj Nath Singh's net worth?

Raj Nath Singh has net worth of ₹2.92 CRORE.

Who is Raj Nath Singh's wife?

Smt. Savitri Singh is the wife of Raj Nath Singh.

What is Raj Nath Singh's qualification?

Raj Nath Singh holds a master's degree in physics.

From which party does Raj Nath Singh belong to?

Raj Nath Singh belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Who is the 19th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh?

Raj Nath Singh was the 19th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Who is Raj Nath Singh?

Raj Nath Singh is the current Defence Minister of India since 2019.

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