Rajnath Singh (born 10 July 1951) is an Indian politician currently (2019) serving as the Defence Minister of India in Narendra Modi’s Government. He is also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party Previously he served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was also the President of the BJP between 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He started his career as a lecturer and was also a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
• In 1974, he was appointed secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh for the Mirzapur Unit in Uttar Pradesh.
• In 1975, he was appointed district president of the Jana Sangh.
• In 1977, he became M.L.A. from Mirzapur constituency.
• In 1984, became the State President of the BJP Youth Wing.
• In 1986, became the National General Secretary of the BJP Youth Wing.
• In 1988, became the National President of the BJP Youth Wing.
• In 1988, became a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
• In 1991, became Education Minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government.
• In 1994, became a member of the Rajya Sabha.
• In 25 March 1997 he became the State President of Uttar Pradesh BJP.
• In 22 November 1999, he became the Transport Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Government.
• On 28 October 2000, He became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
• In 2002, he became the National General Secretary of BJP.
• In July 2004, he was appointed as National General Secretary of BJP.
• Onn 31 December 2005, he became the National President of BJP.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he defeated Poonam Sinha of the Samajwadi Party by over 3.4 lakh votes from Lucknow and elected as Defence Minister of India in Narendra Modi’s Government.
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Date of Birth
10 July 1951
Age (as in 2019)
Bhabhaura, Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh
• BSc From K.B.P.G College, Mirzapur Gorakhpur University in 1969
• MSc Physics from Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh in 1971
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