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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No policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir: Home Ministry

No J&K policeman resigned, videos ‘propaganda’: MHA

“My name is Irshad Ahmad Baba and I was working as a constable in the police. I have rendered my resignation…,” said one of them in a video being widely circulated on social media in Srinagar.

Delhi Confidential: Learning Curve

Rajnath Singh started on Hindi Diwas, on September 14, by writing his name in Hindi. His Twitter handle showed his name in Kannada when he visited Karnataka for a meeting.

During a shutdown in Srinagar called by separatists, Monday. (Express photo/Shuaib Masoodi)

Participate in J&K local polls: Rajnath Singh

Both the PDP and NC have decided to boycott the polls until the Centre clarifies its stand on Article 35-A. The Congress has said the situation is not congenial for the electoral exercise.

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Pakistan must decide how to live peacefully with neighbours, says Rajnath Singh

“Pakistan has its own nature and we cannot change their nature. They will have to do it. Whatever initiatives India could take, we have taken,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

J-K: Rajnath Singh requests all political parties to participate in local bodies polls

J-K: Rajnath Singh requests all political parties to participate in local bodies polls

J-K Panchayat polls: Both National Conference and People’s Democratic Party have announced a boycott of the polls unless the Centre cleared its stand on Article 35-A, which extends constitutional protection to Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. 

Seen thrashing woman on video, Delhi cop’s son charged with rape, assault

Seen thrashing woman on video, Delhi cop’s son charged with rape, assault

As the video spread online, Home Minister Rajnath Singh took note of it and tweeted that he had spoken to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik seeking appropriate action in the matter.

Hindi a symbol of socio-political, linguistic unity of India: Venkaiah Naidu

Hindi a symbol of socio-political, linguistic unity of India: Venkaiah Naidu

Addressing an event organised on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’, Naidu said Hindi was the main communication language among the freedom fighters of the country and it was spoken and understood by most of the people in the country

Delhi Confidential: On sports lane

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has followed 26 players from various fields on Twitter.

KJ Alphons urges Rajnath Singh to reconsider e-visa fees hike

E-visa fees were hiked up to 60 per cent in three categories — tourist, business and medical. While charges have been increased from $75 to $100 for the US and UK, the fees for others have been hiked from $50 to $80.

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No Indians to be excluded from NRC: Rajnath Singh

Addressing the Northeast Students’ Festival in the nation’s capital to welcome new students from the region to Delhi, Singh said the NRC was necessary to identify Indian citizens and weed out illegal immigrants.

No policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir: Home Ministry

Home minister Rajntah Singh to soon launch 1st smart fence project along Pak border: BSF DG

Director General, Border Security Force, K K Sharma said India’s relation with Bangladesh and its border guarding force, BGB, are very friendly at present, and their priority is to install these smart gadgets, as part of the comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS), along the Pakistan frontier first.

J-K: Rajnath Singh requests all political parties to participate in local bodies polls

Contributions to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ exempted from income tax

The trust was formed with actor Akshay Kumar and former national badminton player Pullela Gopichand, among others.

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Anti-lynching legislation: Ministers’ group discusses panel recommendations to check lynching incidents

The panel is also believed to have recommended tightening of law by inserting clauses in the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure through parliamentary approval.

Arrests of activists: Won’t put lid on pressure cooker but can’t disrupt govt, says Rajnath Singh

Arrests of activists: Won’t put lid on pressure cooker but can’t disrupt govt, says Rajnath Singh

Arrests of activists: “I want to clarify there will never be any effort to compress the pressure cooker. All have the right to speak, do whatever they want in democracy but no one will be allowed to destabilise the country or create violence,” Rajnath Singh said.

There will never be any effort to compress the 'pressure cooker': Rajnath Singh on activists' arrest

There will never be any effort to compress the ‘pressure cooker’: Rajnath Singh on activists’ arrest

Activists’ arrest: Singh was answering a query on the Supreme Court’s comments that “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy. If you don’t allow the safety valve pressure cooker will burst”.