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.

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