Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician. He is one of the well-known leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He currently serves as the Union Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government. So, friends, today we will get to know some interesting facts based on his life.
|Real Name||Rajnath Singh|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Political Journey||. In 1974, he was appointed secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh for the Mirzapur unit in Uttar Pradesh.
. In 1975, he was appointed district president of the Jana Sangh.
. In 1977, he became M.L.A. from Mirzapur constituency.
. In 1984, he became the State President of the BJP Youth Wing.
. In 1986, he became the National General Secretary of the BJP Youth Wing.
. In 1988, he became the National President of the BJP Youth Wing.
. In 1988, he became a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
. In 1991, he became Education Minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government.
. In 1994, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha.
. On 25 March 1997, he became the State President of Uttar Pradesh BJP.
. On 22 November 1999, he became the Union Surface Transport Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Government.
. On 26 May 2014, he became the Union Minister for Home Affairs in the Government of India.
. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he defeated his nearest rival Poonam Sinha of the Samajwadi Party by over 3.4 lakh votes from Lucknow.
. On 30 May 2019, he took the oath as the Defence Minister of India.
|Date of Birth||10 July 1951|
|Age (as in 2020)||69 Years|
|Birthplace||Bhabhaura, Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|College/University||Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||. BSc From K.B.P.G College, Mirzapur Gorakhpur University in 1969
. MSc Physics from Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh in 1971
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Savitri Singh (married 1971)|
|Children||Son: Pankaj Singh (politician), Neeraj Singh
Daughter: Anamika Singh
|Parents||Father: Rambadan Singh
Mother: Gujarati Devi
|Sibling||Brother: Not Known
Sister: Not Known
Rajnath Singh was born on 10 July 1951. He is related to Cancer sign. He was born in Bhabhura in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh. He received his primary education from a local school in Bhabhura. He received his MSc degree in Physics from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur from first class. After that he B. Worked as a lecturer in the Faculty of Physics at Post Graduate College of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. Rajnath Singh became part of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of thirteen. He was greatly inspired by the RSS ideology at the time when he worked as a lecturer. While in the RSS, Rajnath Singh has held various positions.
Rajnath Singh belongs to a Hindu Rajput family. His father Rambadan Singh, was a farmer, and his mother Gujarati Devi, was a housewife. He married Savitri Devi. He has three children, two sons Pankaj Singh (politician; eldest) and Neeraj Singh (youngest) and one daughter Anamika Singh.
So let’s now know Rajnath Singh’s career closely. Rajnath Singh’s political life began in the year 1969; When he became the Organization Secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP; RSS Students’ Union) Gorakhpur division. In the year 1972, he was promoted as General Secretary of ABVP organization of Mirzapur.
In the year 1974, he officially entered politics and became the General Secretary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (predecessor of Bharatiya Janata Party) of Mirzapur. He was then appointed as District President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh and District Coordinator of the Jai Prakash Narayan Movement. He went to jail for the first time during this movement.
In the year 1977, he was elected as an MLA in the UP Legislative Assembly. In the year 1983, he was appointed as the State Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party of UP. He was also appointed as the State Head of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and Rajnath Singh was also elected as the National President of the BJYM in the year 1988. In the year 1998, he wrote a book- Causes and treatment of unemployment. In the same year, he was elected to the UP Legislative Council as an MLC and eventually became the Education Minister of UP in 1991, when the BJP formed its first government. In 1992, he implemented the Anti-Coping Act as an education minister, which was supported by the whole country.
In 1994, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an MP and as the Chief Whip of the BJP. In the year 1997, he was given the important responsibility of BJP President of UP region. On 22 November 1999, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister, he appointed Rajnath Singh as the Union Minister for Surface Transport. During that time, Rajnath Singh started the National Highway Development Program in view of Atal Bihari’s Dream Project. On 28 October 2000, he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In the year 2002, he was appointed as the National General Secretary of the BJP. The following year, he became the Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing. After becoming BJP general secretary, he toured the entire country to meet activists from across India to strengthen the party. In the year 2004, he was appointed as National General Secretary for the second time. He became the BJP’s national president on 31 December 2005. In May 2014, he was elected as an MP from Lucknow constituency, and on 26 May 2014 he was sworn in as the Union Home Minister of India in the Narendra Modi government.
Some Known Facts About Rajnath Singh
- Rajnath Singh was a promising student. Due to which he always got high marks in the class.
- In the year 2001, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the famous DND flyover connecting New Delhi and Noida.
- His elder son Pankaj Singh is the BJP general secretary in Uttar Pradesh. Not only this, but he is also an MLA from Noida.
- As Union Minister of Agriculture, he implemented many schemes, which benefited the farmers greatly. Such as – Kisan Call Center, Agricultural Income Insurance Scheme, etc.