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Shri Rajnath Singh

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In 1977, he was elected as an MLA in UP Assembly.

In 1983, he became a State Secretary of UP BJP and 1984 he   became a State President of BJP's Youth Wing (BJYM). In  1986, he became National General Secretary of BJYM and  subsequently National President of BJYM in 1988.


He was elected MLC for UP Legislative Council in 1988 and became Education Minister in 1991. During his tenure as Education Minister in UP he established some landmarks by introducing the Anti Copying Act and Vedic Mathematics in the syllabus and correction of various portions of' history textbooks.

He became MP Rajya Sabha in 1994 and also the Chief Whip of the BJP in Rajya Sabha.

On 25th March 1997, he became State President of UP BJP. During this period apart from expanding and strengthening the organisation, he played a key role in saving the BJP led Government twice during the political crisis.

On 22nd November 1999, he became Union Surface Transport Minister. During this period he got the opportunity to initiate the NHDP (National Highway Development Programme), a dream project of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

On 28th October 2000, he became Chief Minister of UP and was twice elected as MLA from Haidargarh constituency in Barabanki. In 2002, he became National General Secretary of BJP.

On 24th May 2003, he became Union Minister of Agriculture and subsequently for Food Processing. During this period he initiated a few epoch making projects like Kisan Call Centre and Farm Income Insurance Scheme.

In July 2004, he was again appointed as National General Secretary of BJP.

As a General Secretary he held the charge of two states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, and ensured BJP's victory in both the states, by his exemplary organisational ability.

He became the BJP national President on 31st, December 2005. As BJP President he covered the entire length and breadth of the country. He also embarked on Bharat Suraksha Yatra which covered several States taking up the cause of increasing terrorist activities and threats to internal security. He laid emphasis on issues of public interest like spiralling prices of essential commodities, farmers' grievances and cynical minorityism practised by the UPA Government.

He has also written a book on Unemployment its Reasons and Remedies, when he was National President BJYM. He became the BJP national President on 31st, December 2005 and remained till 19th December 2009.

Shri Rajnath Singh 2013 - 2014 

Childhood & Education

Born on July 10, 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, Shri Rajnath Singh received his basic education in the village. 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.

Political Career

He was a brilliant student and an active RSS worker since his student life. He became the RSS karyavah (General Secretary) of Mirzapur city in 1972. Also remained organisational secretary of ABVP Gorakhpur division from 1969 to 1971.

He entered politics in 1974 and soon became Secretary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Mirzaur. In 1975, he became District President of Jana Sangh and District Coordinator of JP Movement. In 1977, he was elected as an MLA in UP Assembly.

In 1983, he became a State Secretary of UP BJP and 1984 he became a State President of BJP's Youth Wing (BJYM). In 1986, he became National General Secretary of BJYM and subsequently National President of BJYM in 1988.

He was elected MLC for UP Legislative Council in 1988 and became Education Minister in 1991. During his tenure as Education Minister in UP he established some landmarks by introducing the Anti-Copying Act and Vedic Mathematics in the syllabus and correction of various portions of' history textbooks.

He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1994 and also the Chief Whip of the the BJP in Rajya Sabha.

On March 25, 1997, he became State President of UP BJP. During this period apart from expanding and strengthening the organisation, he played a key role in saving the BJP led Government twice during the political crisis.

On November 22, 1999, he became Union Surface Transport Minister. During this period he got the opportunity to initiate the NHDP (National Highway Development Programme), a dream project of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

On October 28, 2000, he became Chief Minister of UP and was twice elected as MLA from Haidargarh constituency in Barabanki. In 2002, he became National General Secretary of BJP.

On May 24, 2003, he became Union Minister of Agriculture and subsequently for Food Processing. During this period he initiated a few epoch making projects like Kisan Call Centre and Farm Income Insurance Scheme.

As BJP President he covered the entire length and breadth of the country. He also embarked on Bharat Suraksha Yatra which covered several States taking up the cause of increasing terrorist activities and threats to internal security. He laid emphasis on issues of public interest like spiralling prices of essential commodities, farmers' grievances and cynical minorityism practised by the UPA Government.He has also written a book on Unemployment its Reasons and Remedies, when he was National President BJYM.

In July 2004, he was again appointed as National General Secretary of BJP .As a General Secretary he held the charge of two states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, and ensured BJP's victory in both the states, by his exemplary organisational ability.

He became the BJP National President on December 31, 2005, a post he held till December 19, 2009. In May 2009, he was elected MP from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Shri Rajnath Singh got elected for another term as BJP President on January 23, 2013.

Achievements

  • As Education minister in 1992 he took initiative and got Anti Copy Act Passed.
  • When he was state president in 1998, the BJP registered its best ever performance in UP, winning 58 seats in the Lok Sabha election.
  • As Surface Transport Minister initiated Shri. Atal Bihari Bajpayee’s dream project National Highway Development Project (NHDP) which included Golden Quadrilateral and NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST corridor.
  • As Surface Transport minister he has changed name of Emission Standard of EURO II as Bharat State II(BS II) in 2000 which is now used in all vehicles of Country as BS-3, BS-4 and so on.
  • As Agriculture Minister he took initiative and has brought down interest rate on Agriculture loan from whooping 14%-18% to reasonable 8% , he has also established Farmer Commission and initiated Farms Income Insurance Scheme.
  • He has established Farmer Commission and initiated Farms Income Insurance Scheme.
  • As CM UP he was Last CM of undivided UP.
  • AS CM UP he tried to rationalise the reservation structure in Govt. jobs by introducing the most Backward Classes among the OBC and SC, so that the Benefit of reservation can reach the lowest status of Society.
  • As bjp national president he insisted that states runs by bjp should provide loans to farmer at 1% and got it implemented.
  • When he was president of the BJP, the party formed its first government in Karnataka in 2008.
  • During his presidency BJP become first political party (perhaps first in world ) to give 33% posts to Women in party organization structure.
  • During is presidency he has taken party to booth level by forming Booth level Committees.
  • In October 2010 while Speaking in UN General Assembely as MP from India he become second leader after Shri A.B. Bajpayee to deliver his speech in hindi.

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