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Rajnath Singh Rajnath Singh Height: 1.75 m DOB: July 10, 1951

Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party who currently serves as the Home Minister of India. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice, 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He began his career as a physics lecturer and used his long-term association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become involved with the Janata Party. DND Flyway which connects Delhi and Noida was inaugurated by him in 2001. Rajnath Singh was appointed as the Secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh for the Mirzapur unit in Uttar Pradesh in 1974. In May 2014, he was elected M.P from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. On 26th May, 2014, Singh became Union Minister for Home Affairs in the Government of India. For Lok Sabha Election 2019, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had filed his nomination from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, where he won with a margin of 3,45,023 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha.

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Funding not a constraint for defence preparedness: Rajnath

India | Jun 24, 2019, 05:23 PM IST

Funding will not come in the way of the country's defence preparedness and there will be no compromise on it, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Top 10 most followed Indian politicians on Twitter

Top 10 most followed Indian politicians on Twitter

Jun 22, 2019, 09:10 PM IST

The growing influence of social media can be seen even in the top tier of Indian politicians. Here is the full list of top 10 Indian politician with highest twitter following.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to IAF personnel killed in AN-32 crash

India | Jun 21, 2019, 10:14 AM IST

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa was also present at the ceremony held at the Palam Technical area here.

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PM Modi to set up panel to look into issue of simultaneous polls: Rajnath Singh

India | Jun 19, 2019, 08:12 PM IST

Addressing media persons after the all-party meeting on the issue, Singh said most parties supported the idea of holding simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

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Rajnath Singh reviews progress in critical defence technologies

India | Jun 14, 2019, 11:44 PM IST

Appreciating the commitment and dedication of the DRDO scientists, Singh directed them to focus their energies on the flagship programs of national importance, a Defence Ministry statement said.

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Home Minister Amit Shah's security cover strengthened, additional forces now guard his residence

India | Jun 07, 2019, 06:54 PM IST

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police security being provided to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will continue till the task is taken over by the Army, another official said.

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Amid speculations of dissatisfaction over omission, Rajnath Singh added to four more key panels

India | Jun 07, 2019, 07:41 AM IST

Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was added to four more committees of the Union cabinet late on Thursday, a day after the Cabinet Secretariat released the list of committees reconstituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the exercise reflecting the special stature granted to Home Minister Amit Shah, who was made part of all the eight panels.

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Amit Shah to be part of all eight Cabinet Committees, Rajnath Singh in two

India | Jun 06, 2019, 01:39 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reconstituted the Cabinet Committees, in an exercise which reflects the special importance given to Home Minister Amit Shah, who has been made part of all the eight panels, while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is a member of only two.

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra Rajnath Singh reviews security

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra Rajnath Singh reviews security situation in Kashmir valley

India | Jun 03, 2019, 08:06 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday on his maiden visit to Srinagar after assuming charge reviewed security situation in the Kashmir valley.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar today

India | Jun 03, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

In the morning, Singh will first arrive at the high-altitude. Then, the defence minister will go to Siachen glacier where he will interact with the Army's field commanders and soldiers.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar on Monday

India | Jun 02, 2019, 06:19 PM IST

Top commanders of the Army will brief the defence minister about overall security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and apprise him about the anti-terror operations in Kashmir, they said.

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Modi Sarkar 2.0: Rajnath Singh, RSS activist-turned-home minister, takes oath

India | May 30, 2019, 08:42 PM IST

An amiable politician who has friends in almost all political parties, it was when he headed the Home Ministry that the government launched a major crackdown on the Maoists and other insurgents.

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Amit Shah, Gadkari, Rajnath among 57 ministers in Modi Cabinet: Here is the full list

India | May 30, 2019, 11:41 PM IST

A total of 58 ministers including the Prime Minister, his 24 Union Ministers, 9 Ministers of State with Independent Charge and 24 Ministers of State took their oaths today. Here is the full list of all the ministers in Modi Cabinet 2.0

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Rajnath Singh likely to retain Lucknow defeating Poonam Sinha, says India TV-CNX exit poll

India | May 20, 2019, 02:53 PM IST

According to the India TV-CNX Exit Poll, Rajnath Singh will repeat his 2014 victory in Lucknow by defeating Samajwadi Party candidate Poonam Sinha.

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BJP slams Aiyar for justifying 'neech aadmi' remark

May 14, 2019, 07:27 PM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday slammed the Congress for its leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's justification of his "neech aadmi" jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017 and sought its response on that.

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Congress responsible for lowering political discourse: Rajnath Singh

May 13, 2019, 05:50 PM IST

"Never before has the prime minister been called names by a president of a national party. 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogan was given by Gandhi. This was wrong as prime minister is a prime minister after all," Rajnath Singh told PTI in an interview on Sunday.

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Rajnath mocks Rahul Gandhi's promise to eradicate poverty through NYAY scheme

May 11, 2019, 06:14 PM IST

The grand old party right from days of Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi has been "befooling" countrymen in the name of ending poverty said Rajnath Singh

Pankaj Singh

SP, BSP, Congress will become history: Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh

Politics | May 05, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

Pankaj Singh said that there was no challenge in this Lok Sabha elections and claimed that the BJP will win the elections with a better margin than last time.

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We will make sedition law even more stringent, says Rajnath

Elections | Apr 12, 2019, 06:19 PM IST

"If it's within our powers, we will make the sedition law even more stringent. We will make such a strict law that it would send shivers down their spine,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

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Rajnath Singh to file nomination from Lucknow on April 16

Apr 12, 2019, 09:03 AM IST

The general elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.

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