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Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party and Defence 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.

RAJNATH SINGH NEWS

Work on war footing to provide oxygen, beds: Rajnath to DPSUs, DRDO

April 21, 2021 3:45 am

He urged defence public sector undertakings, DRDO and Ordnance Factory Board to work on a war footing to provide oxygen cylinders and extra beds to state governments at the earliest.

Rajnath Singh to IAF: Make long term plans to counter future threats

April 16, 2021 4:23 am

Rajnath Singh congratulated the Air Force for ensuring a "timely and befitting response to the sudden developments in Eastern Ladakh".

‘Salute sacrifice by security personnel’: Leaders express grief over Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

April 04, 2021 11:59 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah vowed to continue the fight against the "enemies of peace and progress".

Rajnath Singh interview: 'LDF, UDF trying to polarise minorities in Kerala. We don’t believe in the politics of polarisation'

March 28, 2021 3:54 pm

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was in Kerala to campaign for the NDA, speaks to The Indian Express in Thiruvananthapuram.

India, S Korea discuss strengthening of defence partnership

March 27, 2021 8:05 am

The MoD statement added that Singh “lauded the stellar contribution” of South Korea in pandemic mitigation efforts.

Work for people, earn their support: Rajnath to Delhi BJP

March 22, 2021 1:43 am

Reminding workers that politics is a “sacred word, which means to give a clean and efficient administration”, he said that from 1947-1997 and 2004-2014, successive governments had indulged in corruption and gave the word a bad name.

India important partner in rapidly shifting international dynamics, says US Defence Secy after talks with Rajnath Singh

March 20, 2021 8:57 pm

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India has reaffirmed its resolve to maintain a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, which is in line with the Narendra Modi government's ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region) policy.

BJP in power when Babri demolished, Ram temple foundation laid: Rajnath Singh

March 16, 2021 3:57 am

Telling party leaders to ensure that there is no crises of trust for the BJP, Rajnath Singh said that that the party has kept its promise of building Ram Temple, abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir.

BJP meet: Rajnath urges dialogue between farmers, govt

March 15, 2021 5:38 pm

Making an appeal to farmers upset over the new agri-marketing laws, the senior BJP leader said any problem can be resolved through talks.

'Congress allying with outfits that wish to divide using religion': Shah, Rajnath in Assam

March 14, 2021 8:08 pm

Rajnath said that the BJP-led government has sealed a major portion of the India-Bangladesh border and installed electronic surveillance along the riverine stretch.

RAJNATH SINGH PHOTOS

US Defence Secy meets Rajnath, says India 'central pillar' in US approach in Indo-Pacific

March 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Austin arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation first overseas tour that signalled the Biden administration's strong commitment to its relations with its close allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Manali to Spiti in 15 mins: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel at Rohtang

October 03, 2020 1:34 pm

On a daily basis, the tunnel has the capacity to handle approximately 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks with a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Rajnath Singh in Leh: Reviews Army preparedness, boosts morale of soldiers

July 17, 2020 4:46 pm

Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Leh more than a month after 20 soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley on June 15, assured the troops that their sacrifice will not go in vain.

India's Tri-Service contingent marches in Moscow on Victory Day

June 24, 2020 7:40 pm

The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defence Minister commissions second Kalvari class submarine INS Khanderi

September 30, 2019 6:37 am

A crucial feature of the new submarine is that unlike previous requirement of 60 crew, its maximum requirement is 36 crew. It saves oxygen availability and increases its capacity to stay underwater for long periods.

Rajnath Singh - first defence minister to fly in Tejas fighter jet

September 19, 2019 4:02 pm

"The minister will be briefed by IAF officers before taking a sortie on Thursday,” a Defence Ministry official had said.

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen after taking charge as Defence Minister

June 05, 2019 7:46 am

Rajnath Singh was briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

March 30, 2019 12:14 pm

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: Delhi gets its own Wonders of the World Park

February 22, 2019 1:13 pm

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: The seven replicas have been made using different kinds of waste such as the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets, nut-bolts, bicycle and bike parts.

Ramnath Goenka Awards: Celebrating excellence in the field of journalism

January 07, 2019 7:43 am

The Express Group instituted the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2005 as part of the centenary year celebrations of its founder, Ramnath Goenka. The awards aim to recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding contributions of journalists from across the country.

RAJNATH SINGH VIDEOS

Mass conversions are a matter of concern for all: Rajnath Singh

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a function organised by a Christian body, on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that mass conversions are a matter of concern and needs to be checked.

Ramnath Goenka Awards: 5 key takeaways from Rajnath Singh's speech

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

The 13th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was held recently in New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivered the Keynote Address at the event. Here are 5 takeaways from his speech.

Rajnath Singh: How can Naxals be called Gandhians with Guns?

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

At the Ramnath Goenka Awards 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh questioned the how Naxalites were being called Gandhians with guns. He asked if our security forces had no human rights.

RNG Awards 2019: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Delivering The Keynote Address

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivers the keynote address at The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards after presenting awards to 29 winners in 18 categories across print, broadcast and purely-digital for outstanding work done in 2017.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Centre announces ceasefire in J&K with militants during Ramzan, CM Mehbooba Mufti thanks Rajnath, Modi and other stakeholders

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a ceasefire with militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.