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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

DOB: 3 October 1967

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (born 3 October 1967) is an Indian politician from Rajasthan who is currently serving as Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He is a member of parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) representing Jodhpur in the Lok Sabha. Shekhawat is also National General Secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers' wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party. Before entering electoral politics, Shekhawat held positions in many forums and organisations; he was the co-convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Sangh Parivar and the General Secretary of Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, an organisation dedicated to strengthening national security by developing border towns and villages. As General Secretary, he was instrumental in building a second line of defense that consisted of civilians residing near the border area of Rajasthan. He was also instrumental in furthering the impact of civil defence by setting up 40 schools and four hostels along the Indo-Pak border. He was elected as a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014, with the highest ever winning margin (4,10,051 votes) from the constituency of Jodhpur. One of his major achievements during his tenure as an MP has been the expansion of the Jodhpur Airport, a demand that had continuously been raised during the last 18 years.

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Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot behind phone tapping, leak of audio clips of Shekhawat, alleges ex-OSD

Apr 25, 2024, 06:44 PM IST

Clips of alleged telephone conversations between Union Minster Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Congress leaders surfaced amid a rebellion against Gehlot by his then-deputy Pilot and 18 party MLAs supporting him in 2020.

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Jodhpur Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Gajendra Shekhawat eyes hat-trick, Congress fields Karan Uchiyarda

Apr 17, 2024, 01:19 PM IST

Hot seats in Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who is a sitting MP from the Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat, is looking to score a hat-trick. Aiming to prevent him from doing so, Congress has fielded Karan Singh Uchiyarda, who is also considered a Sachin Pilot 'loyalist'.

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi murder: Vasundhara Raje, others react; demand immediate arrest of accused

Dec 05, 2023, 05:48 PM IST

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi murder: The incident was highly condemned by the political leaders of the state who also demanded the immediate arrest of accused. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra also spoke to the Director General of Police (DGP) and asked him to maintain the law and order in the state.

Union Minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Rajasthan will see change in such a way that history will be created, says Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Nov 24, 2023, 04:55 PM IST

Polling in Rajasthan will take place on November 25 and the counting of votes is scheduled for December 3. The key contest in the state is going to be between Congress and BJP.

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Chunav Manch: 'Vasundhara Raje Scindia is an asset for Rajasthan', says BJP's Satish Poonia

Nov 16, 2023, 03:16 PM IST

Chunav Manch: The Election Commission of India has announced that the polling for 200 seats in Rajasthan will be held on November 25 (Saturday) and the counting will be done on December 3 (Sunday).

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Chunav Manch: 'Lal diary' contains corruption details of CM Ashok Gehlot, alleges Gajendra Shekhawat

Nov 16, 2023, 04:45 PM IST

Chunav Manch: The Election Commission of India has announced that the polling for 200 seats in Rajasthan will be held on November 25 (Saturday) and the counting will be done on December 3 (Sunday).

Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, Congress

Rajasthan's Gehlot govt a pioneer of appeasement, says Gajendra Shekhawat over Dausa priest killing

Oct 23, 2023, 07:03 PM IST

A priest was allegedly thrashed in an inebriated condition in the Dausa district last week leading to his death in a hospital the next day in Jaipur. The police said that they have arrested an accused in connection with the case. The BJP slammed the Ashok Gehlot government over the incident.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda

Rajasthan elections: Amit Shah, Vasundhara Raje, Nadda attend BJP's key meeting

Oct 20, 2023, 01:31 PM IST

Polling for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly will be held on November 25 and the counting of votes will be taken up on December 3.

BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press

PM Modi considering bringing fresh leadership in Rajasthan, says BJP MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Oct 12, 2023, 08:12 PM IST

Assembly election on all 200 seats in Rajasthan will take place on November 25. Earlier, the polling was scheduled for November 23, however, various political parties urged the Election Commission to change the voting date due to large scale weddings which could impact voter turnout in the state.

Tamil Nadu Minister K Ponmudy

I.N.D.I.A formed to fight Sanatan Dharma: DMK Minister K Ponmudy reignites row, BJP steps up attack

India | Sep 12, 2023, 07:08 PM IST

DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin recently blamed the Sanatan Dharma for promoting division and discrimination among people and called for its eradication. Also, DMK leader A Raja had likened the Sanatan Dharma to diseases like leprosy and HIV which had social stigma attached to them.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Gehlot appears before Delhi court in defamation case filed by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Aug 25, 2023, 03:50 PM IST

Shekhawat filed the defamation claim against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot based on the CM's claim that his family is accused in the Sanjivani scam.

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Rajasthan: BJP to take out four 'Parivartan Yatras' from September 2 in poll-bound state

Aug 25, 2023, 03:59 PM IST

Rajasthan Assembly elections 2023: The yatras that will commence from Gogamedi, Beneshwardham, Trinetra Ganesh Temple and Ramdevra would be attended by local MLAs, office bearers and Union Ministers, they added.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot summoned by Delhi court in defamation case by union minister

India | Jul 07, 2023, 07:01 AM IST

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who has been asked to appear before Delhi Court on August 7, allegedly made defamatory statements against Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat takes a jibe at

'Saas-bahu': Rajasthan BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat mocks Congress over Pilot-Gehlot tussle

India | Jun 01, 2023, 05:04 PM IST

Rajasthan elections: BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a swipe at Congress over the ongoing love-hate relationship between Congress leaders- Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat speaks on several political issues

Sawal To Banta Hai: Modi govt has no role in court order, says Gajendra Shekhawat on Rahul Gandhi

India | Mar 30, 2023, 07:43 PM IST

Sawal To Banta Hai: In an Exclusive conversation with India TV, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat spoke on a range of issues, including political outrage over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Parliament and Pilot-Gehlot feud.

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Budget 2023: Union Minister Shekhawat calls budget vision document for developed India | WATCH

India | Feb 01, 2023, 07:52 PM IST

Union Budget 2023: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday hailed the Union Budget 2023 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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President election 2022: BJP sets up 14-member management team; Shekhawat appointed as convener

India | Jun 17, 2022, 04:59 PM IST

Union ministers G Kishan Reddy, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Sarbananda Sonowal, Arjun Meghwal and Bharati Pawar are also members of the team.

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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to be BJP's CM face in Rajasthan assembly polls, claims Congress

India | Dec 06, 2021, 03:35 PM IST

Congress leader Govind Singh Dotasra claimed that Shah did not even take the name of Poonia during his rally. Kataria, who is the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, was not given a chance to address the rally, he added.

Gajendra Singh Rawat

Rajasthan phone tapping case: Delhi Police registers FIR on Union Minister's complaint

India | Mar 26, 2021, 08:34 PM IST

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in relation to the Rajasthan phone tapping case after a complaint lodged by Union Cabinet Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

While India was making PPE kits, some people were making 'Toolkit': Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

India | Feb 16, 2021, 11:34 AM IST

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday said while India was making PPE kits for the world, some people were busy "making tool kit against Indians".