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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

Haryana minister Anil Vij meets Nadda, Rajnath Singh, raises eyebrows

February 23, 2021 7:50 pm

Vij has had a very close relationship with Nadda for a long time. While Nadda was the national president of Yuva Morcha, Vij had worked with him as president of Haryana Yuva Morcha.

Delhi confidential: Local Touch

February 23, 2021 3:56 am

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who began his speech with usual “Vanakkam” and a war cry “Vetrivel Veeravel (victorious & courageous Vel Murugan)”, went on to emphasise Tamil people’s contribution in enriching Indian culture.

Sino-India disengagement process in eastern Ladakh complete, says Rajnath Singh

February 21, 2021 6:34 pm

The country will not allow any "unilateral action" on its border and will pay any cost to thwart such attempts, he told the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's state conference here.

Govt delegates financial powers for capital procurement in armed forces

February 18, 2021 1:05 am

The Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the move for projects under the head ‘Other Capital Procurement’, officials said.

Parliamentary panel on defence plans to visit Galwan Valley, Pangong in eastern Ladakh

February 13, 2021 8:18 am

The 30-member committee, chaired by senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Jual Oram and of which Rahul Gandhi is also a member, wishes to visit the eastern Ladakh region in the last week of May or in June.

PM Modi 'a coward, has given away Indian territory to China', says Rahul Gandhi; BJP hits back

February 12, 2021 2:50 pm

Rajnath Singh had on Thursday announced in the Parliament that India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement in the North and South bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh that mandates both sides to cease forward deployment of troops in a "phased, coordinated and verifiable" manner, signalling a breakthrough after a nine-month border standoff.

Disengagement at Pangong Tso banks, other issues remain, will be taken up later: Rajnath Singh

February 11, 2021 7:21 pm

In his statement to Rajya Sabha on Thursday morning, Singh said, “According to the agreement on disengagement with China in Pangong lake area, both sides will remove the forward deployment in a phased, coordinated and verified manner”.

Delhi Confidential: Good Friends

February 11, 2021 2:49 am

Ministers usually use social media quite formally or diplomatically, especially when talking to ministers of other countries.

China announces ‘synchronised’ Pangong disengagement, Rajnath statement today

February 11, 2021 7:53 am

The Indian Express has learned that ground commanders on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso met Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare for the first steps towards disengagement.

Rajnath appeal gives ‘honourable exit’ for divided Oppn to resume LS debate

February 09, 2021 2:38 am

The Opposition has disrupted the proceedings since Tuesday demanding a separate time slot for discussing the farmers' issue.

RAJNATH SINGH PHOTOS

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.

Lucknow Metro makes maiden run, phase 1 has 8-km corridor: See pics

September 05, 2017 2:52 pm

The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line from Transport Nagar to Charbagh was inaugurated on Tuesday in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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.