Raj Nath Singh
Minister of Home Affairs
Raj Nath Singh (born July 10, 1951) is the Minister of Home Affairs in the Narendra Modi Government. He is also the President of Bharatiya Janata Party. Raj Nath Singh was born in a small village of Bhabhaura in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh in a Rajput family. He holds a masters degree in physics, acquiring first division results from Gorakhpur University.
In 1991, he became Education Minister in the first BJP Government in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In April 1994, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha and has been on various parliamentary committees. On March 25, 1997, he became the President of the BJP’s state unit in Uttar Pradesh and in 1999 he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Surface Transport. In the NDA Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Raj Nath Singh was Minister of Agriculture. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from October 18, 2000, to March 8, 2002.
On January 24, 2013, Raj Nath Singh was re-elected as the BJP’s National President.