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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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Pushkar Singh Dhami to continue as Uttarakhand CM

News | Mar 21, 2022, 07:00 PM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced that Uttarakhand's caretaker Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has been elected as the legislature party leader. The decision was taken during the legislature party meeting in Dehradun in the presence of Unions Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi and party MP Meenakshi Leki.

UP Election 2022: Pankaj Singh wins from Noida

Elections | Mar 10, 2022, 06:20 PM IST

Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh has won the election by a record margin of 126,558 votes, defeating Samajwadi Party's Sunil Choudhary. Congress candidate Pankhuri Pathak was also in the contest, who came a distant third with 9401 votes.

BJP has never done Hindu-Muslim politics, says Rajnath Singh | EXCLUSIVE

News | Feb 16, 2022, 08:40 PM IST

The results of the ongoing Assembly Elections are to be declared on March 10. Campaigning for BJP, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked exclusively with India TV. Watch the full interview.

UP Polls: SP, BJP spar over Mathura temple issue

News | Jan 27, 2022, 06:28 PM IST

As it battles the impact of farmers protest in Western Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to focus on Mathura - Krishna Janmabhoomi. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were in Mathura today (January 27, 2022) for campaigning.

Rajnath Singh addresses Swarnim Vijay Parv at India Gate, remembers CDS Bipin Rawat

News | Dec 12, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of India's win against Pakistan in the 1971 war, a grand Swarnim Vijay Parv has been organised at India Gate in Delhi. Addressing the event, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his statement, remembered martyred CDS Bipin Rawat and hoped for speedy recovery of Group Captain Varun Singh.

PM Modi urges startups to collaborate with 7 new defence companies

News | Oct 15, 2021, 04:20 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the seven new defence companies to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami at an event organized by the Defence Ministry. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and representatives from the Defence industry associations were also present on the occasion.

Ground Report: Rajnath, Gadkari inaugurate emergency landing strip for IAF planes on national highway in Barmer

News | Sep 09, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a 3-km section of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A, as an Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) for the Indian Air Force.

India always prepared to defend its unity, integrity, & sovereignty: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

News | Sep 09, 2021, 01:20 PM IST

After inaugurating the Emergency Landing Field in Rajasthan's Barmer, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his address, said, "India is always prepared to defend its unity, integrity, & sovereignty. It shows that India is capable to deal with any challenge'.'

IAF's Emergency Landing Field inaugurated in Barmer, completed within 19 months

News | Sep 09, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated an Emergency landing field on National Highway-925 at Gandhav Bhakasar Section at Barmer, in Rajasthan. The construction of the runway was completed within 19 months.

Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh to inaugurate emergency landing facility for IAF in Barmer

News | Sep 09, 2021, 08:20 AM IST

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate an emergency landing facility constructed for the Indian Airforce in Rajasthan's Barmer on Thursday, September 9.

PM Modi holds high-level meet on Afghanistan

News | Sep 07, 2021, 07:00 AM IST

A high-level meeting took place at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in New Delhi. Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, CDS Bipin Rawat, NSA Ajit Doval are present at the meet. The agenda of the discussions is not yet clearly known.

Watch: Rajnath Singh inaugurates stadium named after Neeraj Chopra

News | Aug 27, 2021, 11:00 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a stadium named after Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra. This stadium is at Army Sports Institute in Pune. Army Chief General MM Naravane and Neeraj Chopra were also present at the occasion.

Not possible to make India superpower without advance technology: Rajnath Singh

News | Aug 27, 2021, 07:28 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended an event at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) in Pune on August 27. While addressing the gathering he said, "It is not possible to make India a superpower without advanced or niche technology. We feel a sense of pride when we think of institutions like the DRDO."

Our aim is to boost private sector in Defence: Rajnath Singh

News | Aug 24, 2021, 04:40 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Central Government is boosting the private sector in the Defence.

Rajnath Singh attends handing over ceremony of multi mode hand grenades to Indian Army

News | Aug 24, 2021, 04:07 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the handing over ceremony of indigenous multi mode hand grenades to the Indian Army in Nagpur, Maharashtra on August 24.

Top 9 News: PM Modi, Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh to pay tribute to Kalyan Singh in Lucknow

News | Aug 22, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

Kalyan Singh's demise is a sad news for the BJP leaders. PM Modi will be paying tribute to Kalyan Singh in Lucknow today. He will be accompanied by Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah.

President Kovind, PM Modi condole demise of Kalyan Singh

News | Aug 22, 2021, 10:40 AM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on August 21 condoled the demise of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.

Rajnath Singh flags off 5 ambulances for soldiers deployed in J&K

News | Aug 20, 2021, 08:46 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 20 flagged off five trauma care ambulances donated by a non-profit group for Army's strategic unit deployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Special News | India always ready to give befitting reply if provoked: Rajnath Singh

News | Jun 28, 2021, 04:27 PM IST

In a clear message to China from eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India will never forget the sacrifice of the 'Galwan bravehearts' and asserted that the country's armed forces are capable of giving a befitting reply to every challenge.

Rajnath Singh reviews ground situation in eastern Ladakh visit

News | Jun 28, 2021, 11:46 AM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Inaugrate BRO bridge in Ladakh, Along with this Rajanath singh and Army Chief will visit forward location of LAC. On day first of visit Defence Minister Rajnath Singh carried out a comprehensive review of India's military preparedness in eastern Ladakh on the first day of his three-day visit to the region amid a deadlock with China over the next stage of disengagement at several friction points.

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