Modi cabinet reshuffle: Anil Madhav Dave is a leader who comes with strong RSS roots

Anil Madhav Dave, an RSS Swayamsewak and BJP Karyakarta, is a social worker, engaged currently with the conservation of the Narmada river.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2016 10:45 pm
Modi cabinet reshuffle, modi cabinet expansion, anil madhav dave The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Minister of State to Anil Madhav Dave, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.

Anil Madhav Dave, Member of Parliament representing Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha since 2009, took oath today as Minister of State at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Dave, from Barnagar, Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh, holds an M. Com degree from Gujarati College, Indore. RSS Swayamsewak and BJP Karyakarta, Dave, 60, is unmarried and a social worker, engaged currently with the conservation of the Narmada river. He has written several books in Hindi and two in English, including ‘From Amarkantak to Amarkantak’ and ‘Beyond Copenhagen’.

Other than being a member of the Upper House of Parliament, Dave has been a member of the Committee on Water Resources, member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. From March 2010 to June 2010, he has also been a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.

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  1. J
    Joginder Singh
    Jul 6, 2016 at 1:21 am
    Gujju/Marwari industrialists wanted an even bigger slave in Env Ministry. Hence another Gujju in that ministry.
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    Raman Rawal
    Jul 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    Mr.Anil Madhav Dave is a real environment lover. he is a committed and hard worker.he has devoted his w life to RSS.he is one of the policy maker of BJP MP.he had pla main roll in the embly election in MP in 2013 on the behalf of BJP.he is a cool and silent worker, which is rear in the current politics.
  3. W
    Jul 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm
    Hope he ensures his department does the job it is meant to do, not be a lapdog for other ministries- industries, coal,;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Javdekar was an Industries Minister in that Ministry.