Born - 10 July 1951
Designation - Minister of Home Affairs of India
Political Party - Bharatiya Janata Party
Alma mater - Gorakhpur university
Previous offices - President of the Bharatiya Janata Party
19th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Member of Parliament for Lucknow
Minister of Agriculture
Case - N.A
Rajnath Singh is Minister of Agriculture . Born on 10th July 1951 in a farmer’s family at village Babhora, Tehasil Chakia, District Varansi (now district Chanduli) UP, to Shri Rambadan Singh and Srimati Gujarati Devi.
He received his basic education in the village and subsequently he completed his MSc Physics from Gorakhapur University UP. He worked as a lecturer of Physics at K.B. Post-Graduate College Mirzapur, UP.
He was the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. A physics lecturer by profession, Rajnath Singh has long-time ties with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which facilitated his entry into Indian politics. He has held positions in different capacities, including a significant role as Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Other positions held by him include National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, President of the party’s youth wing, President of party unit in Uttar Pradesh, and Cabinet Minister during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
He is also the BJP"s face of the farmer. Mr Singh was born in a family of farmers in a small village of Uttar Pradesh in July, 1951. He, however, charted a different course for himself, earning a physics degree from Gorakhpur University, and becoming a university lecturer.
In 1969, an 18-year-old Rajnath Singh began his political innings with the BJP"s student wing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. He was deeply influenced by socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and was an active participant of his movement against the Indira Gandhi government in the 1970s. Mr Singh was jailed during Emergency.
First elected to the UP Assembly in 1977, Mr Singh became education minister in the first BJP government in the state in 1991. During this stint, he introduced Vedic mathematics to the state syllabus. He would later hold many important positions, including that of UP Chief Minister and several portfolios in the central government during the NDA regime. He has also been a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament.
Achievements of Rajnath Singh
During his tenure as state President of Bharatiya Janata Party, the party performed well, achieving 58 seats in the Lok Sabha.
In the year 2000, during his term as Surface Transport Minister, he changed the name of the emission standard EURO II to Bharat State II (BS II). This is now used in all vehicles of the nation as BS-3, BS-4 and so on.
He brought down the rate of interest on agricultural loans from 14-18% to a more reasonable 8% during his term as Agriculture Minister. He introduced Farmer Commission and launched Farms Income Insurance Scheme.
As Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he tried to restructure the reservation format of government jobs so that the backward classes among the SC and OBC get more scope.
During his tenure as Bharatiya Janata Party President, he emphasized on implementing loans facility to farmers at 1% in the states that were run by the Bharatiya Janata Party Government and was successful in bringing it about.
He holds credit for successfully installing the first Bharatiya Janata Party government in South India.
During his term as President of the party, the record of a political party with 33% posts allotted to women, was made in the Bharatiya Janata Party.