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Raj Nath Singh

Raj Nath Singh


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 67)
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
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 1


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

Interesting Facts

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

  • 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.
  • 2019
    He was subsequently inducted into Modi's cabinet as Minister of Defense.
  • 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.
Net Worth2.92 CRORE

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.


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