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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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Hot Seat: Jodhpur's election battle...whose side are the people with?

Elections | Apr 23, 2024, 07:54 PM IST

Hot Seat: Jodhpur's election battle...whose side are the people with?

Lok Sabha Polls 2024: BJP's Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to face congress' Karan Uchiyarda in Jodhpur

News | Apr 22, 2024, 03:10 PM IST

Jodhpur 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.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: People rejected Congress in Rajasthan- Shekhawat

Elections | Dec 03, 2023, 11:42 AM IST

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: People rejected Congress in Rajasthan- Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Exclusive: Has this budget been brought keeping in view the election 2024 ?

News | Feb 01, 2023, 10:34 PM IST

Union Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the country's budget today. The opposition has also started politics regarding the budget. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat answered all the questions on India Tv.

Captain Amarinder Singh's party allies with BJP ahead of Punjab Elections next year

Elections | Dec 17, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

Ahead of 2022 Punjab Elections, Captain Amarinder Singh's party has allied with BJP. Talking about the same, while Captain said that this alliance will surely win the election, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that he would disclose further details on seat sharing later.

NMCG organises 5th India Water Impact Summit 2020

News | Dec 11, 2020, 09:42 PM IST

NMCG and cGanga jointly organised the 5th India Water Impact Summit - 2020. This year's Summit is based on the concept of "Arth Ganga" - - river conservation synchronised development Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant virtually briefed the concept of river

Gajendra Shekhawat, Kiren Rijiju attend review meeting of 'Namami Gange Programe'

News | Aug 07, 2020, 09:40 PM IST

Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attended a review meeting of 'Namami Gange Programe' in Delhi on August 07.

'There's political conspiracy against me': Gajendra Shekhawat on facing probe

News | Jul 24, 2020, 09:07 PM IST

While speaking to media in the national capital on July 24, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat spoke on Rajasthan Court's order to investigate against him and his associates in alleged ponzi scam.

Jal Shakti Minister halts his journey to help two injured men in Jodhpur

News | Jun 29, 2020, 09:42 PM IST

Union Minister of Jal Shakti and BJP MP from Jodhpur, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on June 29 helped two persons, who met an accident in Shergarh.