Rajnath Singh

Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party and the incumbent Home Minister of India, Singh started his political career in 1975, as the district president of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh for the Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP. He was the district coordinator for the JP movement and was imprisoned for 18 months during the Emergency. A long time associate of the Rashrtiya Swyamsevak Sangh, Rajnath Singh became the BJP’s youth wing president in 1984, Uttar Pradesh. He soon rose to ranks and became the state education minister in 1991. In 1994, he was elected to be a Rajya Sabha MP which was soon followed by him becoming the UP state president for the BJP. After serving as a cabinet minister in the 1997 Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, in 2000 Singh was inducted as the chief minister of UP. He again served in the cabinet, as the Minister of Agriculture from 2003-04. In 2005, after party veteran LK Advani resigned following NDA’s loss in the 2005 Lok Sabha elections, Singh was elected as BJP’s National President -- a position he held again in 2013, after his successor Nitin Gadkari was forced to resign amid corruption charges. In 2014, he was elected as a Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, and has been serving as the Minister of Home Affairs since.
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BSF jawan being pressured to apologise for complaint on bad food, says wife

A final report in this regard is expected to be submitted by the BSF Thursday.

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High-level committee meeting on Karnataka drought relief postponed for Thursday

The relief fund recommended by the sub-committee is 38 per cent lower than the amount sought by the state government.

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Media has very important role to play: Rajnath Singh

“Regional media do not work with a regional mindset. They connect with the national narrative and present it to the local audience,” Singh said.

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Rajnath claims people’s support on ‘bold’ demonetisation step

“People did face initial difficulties after demonetisation was announced, but now they have come down considerably,” he claimed.

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Indo-Bangla border to be completely sealed by mid 2018: Rajnath Singh

The Union minister said the Centre will make no compromise on the issue of insurgency as he claimed that violence has considerably come down in the state.

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BJP will bring back development, good governance to UP: Rajnath Singh

“Development and good governance which were exiled by the SP and BSP will be brought back through the BJP government after the coming Assembly polls in the state,” said the Lok Sabha member from Lucknow.

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Pakistan again trying to divide India on the basis of religion: Rajnath Singh

Speaking at a Shahidi Diwas function in Kathua, Rajnath Singh said that despite repeated disappointments, India continued to seek peace with Pakistan.

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Pakistan conspiring to divide India on religious lines: Rajnath Singh

Addressing a rally in Jammu’s Kathua region, Singh said, Pakistan has already been split into two parts and if it will not mend its ways it will soon split into ten parts.

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Political bigwigs to attend marriage of Nitin Gadkari’s daughter

Nitin Gadkari’s daughter Ketki, youngest of his three children, will tie the knot with Aditya Kaskhedikar, who works with Facebook in the US.

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House first for Rahul Gandhi, won’t attend Fidel Castro’s funeral in Havana

Castro had warm relations with the Nehru-Gandhi family and had many meetings with Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

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Fidel Castro funeral: Rajnath Singh to lead Indian team to Cuba

The Indian delegation led by Rajnath Singh will leave for Havana on Wednesday and is expected to return on Thursday evening, sources said.

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Rajnath Singh to lead Indian delegation at Fidel Castro’s funeral

The team will leave for Havana on Tuesday and is expected to return on Thursday evening, official sources said.

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ISIS not a threat to India, says Rajnath Singh

“I’m sure the threat of radicalisation by ISIS won’t be an issue in our nation because people who follow Islam in India, love the country,” he said.

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Baramulla attack: Forces giving befitting reply to terror attacks, says Rajnath Singh

Singh’s comments came hours after a BSF and adjoining army camps in Baramulla were attacked by heavily armed militants Sunday night.

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Rajnath Singh to forces: Go after instigators of violence in Kashmir

The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, besides others.