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Santosh Gangwar Santosh Gangwar DOB: November 1, 1948

Santosh Kumar Gangwar is the current Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha), former minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date (except 2009-2014). He was also the chief whip of the party in 14th Lok Sabha. He faced defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections, 2009 by a very narrow margin. He has been elected as Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha. He won by a margin of over 2.4 lakh votes over his rival candidate in 2014 general election.

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Congress demands Gangwar's apology for 'North Indian' comments

Congress demands Gangwar's apology for 'North Indian' commen

Politics | Sep 16, 2019, 06:56 PM IST

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Shukla also pointed out that the country's unemployment rate has touched an all-time high at 8.2 per cent.

Job seekers in North India lack qualification, not job opportunities: Santosh Gangwar

Job seekers in North India lack qualification, says Santosh Gangwar. Priyanka hits back

India | Sep 15, 2019, 04:10 PM IST

"I want to say that there is no dearth of job opportunities in the country. Those who come for recruitment in north India often complain that they are unable to find the quality in candidates required for the post they are hiring for," Santosh Gangwar said.

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar Friday took charge of the

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar takes charge; to focus on labour reforms

India | May 31, 2019, 06:31 PM IST

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar Friday took charge of the ministry and made it clear that Team Modi 2.0 will focus on labour reforms and work for welfare of informal sector workers.

Gangwar was Minister of State for Labour and Employment

Soft-spoken Santosh Gangwar becomes Cabinet minister in Modi 2.0

India | May 30, 2019, 08:23 PM IST

He went on to represent Bareilly as BJP MP until 2009 when he had to face defeat by a narrow margin. He, however, returned in 2014 as an MP going on to become a minister in the Narendra Modi government.

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Refrain from providing 'masala' to media: PM Modi tells BJP MPs, MLAs; will they listen to him?

India | Apr 22, 2018, 08:55 PM IST

PM Modi's 'instructions' to BJP leaders has come at a time when the Opposition has been using remarks by some of the party representatives over various issues to score political points

Do not make fuss over one or two rape incidents: Union minister Santosh Gangwar on Unnao, Kathua cas

Do not make fuss over one or two rape incidents: Union min Santosh Gangwar on Unnao, Kathua cases

India | Apr 22, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

The minister was commenting on the public outrage over Kathua incident, where an eight-year-old was raped and killed, and Unnao case, where a minor was allegedly abducted and raped by a BJP MLA last year.

Rs 5.35L cr deposited in 'Scheduled Commercial Banks' in

Rs 5.35L cr deposited in 'Scheduled Commercial Banks' in September last year, govt informs RS

Politics | Feb 07, 2017, 08:24 PM IST

Banks in India received total deposits of over Rs 5.35 lakh crore in September 2016, data from the Reserve Bank of India has revealed.

Cash, Santosh Gangwar

Cash withdrawal cap may not be necessary from Jan 1: Santosh Gangwar

Dec 29, 2016, 08:07 PM IST

The cap on cash withdrawal may not be necessary from January 1, as 250-300 million currency notes were being printed on a daily basis, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has said. "I have

Santosh Gangwar’s car attacked by BJD workers in Bargarh

Union Minister Santosh Gangwar’s car attacked in Odisha’s Bargarh, BJD MLA among those arrested

Politics | Jun 24, 2016, 06:40 PM IST

Hundreds of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) workers in Odisha today pelted stone at the vehicle of Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar in Bargarh.

sadly rapes in up no longer shock

Sadly, rapes in UP no longer shock

Politics | Jun 03, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Rapes in Uttar Pradesh no longer shock - neither the political masters, nor the government and not even the people. Even as there was a national outcry against the recent twin gang-rape, brutal assault and

will promote brand india abroad textiles minister santosh

Will promote Brand India abroad: Textiles minister Santosh Gangwar

May 27, 2014, 07:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Textiles minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday said he would work towards promoting Brand India abroad and boosting country's textile exports.Gangwar has been assigned minister of state for textiles (independent charge). He is also