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 to celebrate Dussehra along Indo-Pak border; to perform ‘Shastra puja’

During the two-day visit, the home minister will arrive in Bikaner on October 18, stay the night at the BOP, before celebrating the festival with the jawans on October 19, the official said.

No inhumane action taken against illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

No inhumane action taken against illegal immigrants: Rajnath Singh

Recently the apex court had refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya from Assam to Myanmar, following which all seven were handed over to Myanmar authorities last week.

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Uttarakhand investors’ summit: By 2030 India will be amongst world’s top three economies, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said, “A miracle happened in the past four and a half years. Earlier (four and a half years back), among the world’s top 10 economies, India was on the ninth number. It is now on the sixth number, and is approaching the fifth rank.”

Left Wing Extremism to be eliminated within two-three years, says Rajnath Singh

“Naxalism is now confined to only 10-12 districts. I can say for sure that the day is not far when, in two to three years, people of India will get the news that Maoists and Naxalites have been eliminated,” said Rajnath Singh.

Implement panic button scheme across country, Maneka Gandhi tells Rajnath

Backed by real-time police response, the WCD Ministry had launched the trial of its panic button feature on mobile phones as a safety and security measure for women on January 26 this year.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, CM Mamata Banerjee and her Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das at Nabanna. (Express photo)

States told to identify Rohingya refugees, collect biometrics: Rajnath Singh

“Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — any sort of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are doing whatever is necessary to curb any potential security threat and will continue to do so,” Rajnath Singh said.

Jawan fund corpus under Rs 10 crore, just Rs 5 lakh from overseas donors

In response to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs Monday said a total of Rs 16.75 crore (Rs 167568690) has been contributed so far by private persons/private organisations/ NGOs in Bharat Ke Veer.

Collect biometrics of Rohingyas, will take action through diplomatic channels: Rajnath Singh to states

Chairing the 23rd Eastern Zonal Council meeting at the West Bengal Secretariat, Nabanna, Rajnath Singh also assured the state governments that the Centre would provide adequate Central forces if required.

Congress workers try to stop Rajnath's cavalcade in Rajasthan

Congress workers try to stop Rajnath’s cavalcade in Rajasthan

The Congress workers wanted to give Rajnath Singh a memorandum related to the Rafale issue in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, police said. Mild force was used to disperse the protesters, they said.

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BSF jawan’s killing: Rajnath Singh hints India retaliated strongly

At the Muzaffarnagar function, the home minister said he has told the Border Security Force troops not to fire first. But if they are fired upon, the jawans should not count the number of bullets they fire in retaliation, he said.

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J&K local polls Health centres, schools to come under panchayats’ control: Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister on Friday said the panchayats in the state will be given powers for “own fund generation” like collection of building permission fees, taxes on entertainment, advertisement, hoardings, among others.

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JK local body polls of historic significance, re-establish grassroots democracy: Rajnath Singh

The polls to elect 4,130 ‘sarpanches’ (village headmen), 29,719 ‘panches’ (panchayat members) and 1,145 ward commissioners will be held next month.

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Vedic education only alternative to Macaulay’s system: Amit Shah

Launching the Kollam edition of Malayalam daily ‘Janmabhoomi’ here, he said the print media had an extremely important role in safeguarding democracy and democratic processes.

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Ra Ga will end up being ‘Ra-fail’ in ‘misleading’ people over Rafale: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath also asked Congress leaders to advise Gandhi against using “derogatory” language to target the prime minister, an apparent reference to the main opposition party chief’s “chor” (thief) jibe at Narendra Modi.

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

Obtain particulars of Rohingya for deportation, Rajnath Singh tells states

Talking tough on the issue, he said all states including Kerala have been asked to collect data related to Rohingya as they have moved to different parts of the country.