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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Rajnath Singh concerned over rising cases of online child pornography

Rajnath Singh concerned over rising cases of online child pornography

Rajnath, who chaired a review meeting of Home Ministry on Monday, directed officials to expedite the launch of proposed online cybercrime reporting portal, which will enable affected people in states/Union territories to lodge complaints with the concerned law enforcement agencies.

After Kathua, Unnao, new MHA division for women’s safety

Forces showed restraint, terrorists didn’t… J-K ceasefire over: Government

BJP sources indicated that the party’s senior leadership at the Centre and in J&K did not see “encouraging signs” on the ground to extend the ceasefire, especially with security forces preparing to sanitise the routes for the Amarnath Yatra.

Email threat to PM: Maoists are fighting lost battle, end near, says Rajnath Singh

Email threat to PM: Maoists are fighting lost battle, end near, says Rajnath Singh

On Pakistan, Rajnath Singh said India wants good relations with all its neighbours. But Pakistan, he said, has to take the initiative to stop efforts being made at its soil to aid and promote terrorism.

Union minister Rajnath Singh. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav)

India wants goods relations but Pakistan has to take initiative: Rajnath Singh

“As far as Pakistan is concerned, it is our neighbouring country. We want good relations with all our neighbours,” Rajnath Singh told a press conference.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (Express file photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

Rajnath Singh reaches out to Pakistan shelling-hit border dwellers in Jammu region

Union Minister Rajnath Singh assured them that five bullet-proof vehicles will be stationed in the region for use by the people living close to the border.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express file photo/Renuka Puri)

‘Plot to kill’ PM Modi: Maoists fighting a lost battle, says Rajnath Singh

Pune police have claimed to have seized an email from one of the five people arrested for having alleged Maoist links. The email, police said, hinted at plans to assassinate Modi in “another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” by “targeting his roadshows”.

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti with Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir: Right-minded people needed for talks, says Rajnath Singh

Without taking names but alluding to the separatist leaders, Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Srinagar for a two day visit to review the law and order situation, said they should refrain from misleading the youth into violence.

Rajnath Singh concerned over rising cases of online child pornography

J&K: Stone-pelting cases against minors to be withdrawn, says Rajnath Singh

Singh, who was on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra said the fate and face of Kahmir will be changed.

J-K: Two soldiers injured in infiltration bid in Keran sector in Kupwara

J-K: Two soldiers injured as security forces foil infiltration bid in Keran sector in Kupwara

J&K encounter: Militants were likely trying to infiltrate the border when they were intercepted by security forces, who retaliated. An operation is underway.

Modi-care is better than Obamacare: Union minister Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh to visit J&K today, review ceasefire impact

Rajnath Singh would also review the situation along the Indo-Pak border, where cross-border firing led to the death of at least 20 people and evacuation of several thousand people this year.

Rajnath to visit JK, review suspension of ops

Rajnath Singh to visit J&K, review suspension of anti-terror operations

During his visit, he would review the prevailing situation in the state, particularly in border areas and the restive Valley, which witnessed several incidents of violence in the recent past.

‘Political intervention needed for J&K talks’

The assessment was conducted on the recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to J&K. On May 26, a week after Modi’s visit, Rajnath Singh offered to hold talks with Hurriyat, which sought more clarity on the terms.

J-K interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma underlines: For talks, need to cool tempers first

J-K interlocutor underlines: For talks, need to cool tempers first

“Unless we are able to address sentiments and bring down violence, it will be difficult to think about any political dialogue, any political solution.” Sharma said.

Modi-care is better than Obamacare: Union minister Rajnath Singh

Modi-care is better than Obamacare: Union minister Rajnath Singh

“We (people) have begun to say that Modi-care has gone far ahead of Obamacare,” Singh said at a press conference in Bhopal

Call for 'generational change' to tackle superstitions in Assam

Citizenship Bill: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh, gets assurance on Bill, Accord

The citizenship Bill is pending before a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and any move by the Centre will impact the outcome of deliberations being held by the JPC.