35 Facts About Rajnath Singh

1. Rajnath Singh easily retained a seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections—part of a landslide BJP victory—and joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as minister of home affairs.

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2. Rajnath Singh was elected president of the BJP in December 2005, with the stated purpose of bringing the party more into line with Hindutva principles—which sometimes put him at odds with the more-moderate members the party had recruited.

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3. In 2000 Rajnath Singh became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, succeeding veteran leader Ram Prakash Gupta.

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4. Rajnath Singh was elected to the upper chamber of the state legislature in 1988.

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5. Rajnath Singh joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh when he was 13 years old.

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6. Rajnath Singh was raised in a farming family in southeastern Uttar Pradesh in northern India.

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7. Rajnath Singh described the action against the CBI as a threat to the federal political system of the country.

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8. Rajnath Singh called up the governor to be apprised of the facts of the "unfortunate and unprecedented situation of CBI officers being manhandled, detained, intimidated and obstructed", the officials said.

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9. Rajnath Singh was appointed the Union Minister of Home Affairs in the Narendra Modi government and was sworn in on 26 May 2014.

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10. In 2014, Rajnath Singh said that 75 per cent of the people in India either speak or know Hindi.

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11. Rajnath Singh contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow constituency and was elected as a Member of the Parliament.

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12. Rajnath Singh became the BJP National President on December 31, 2005, a post he held till December 19, 2009.

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13. Rajnath Singh criticised the role of the English language in India, claiming that it caused erosion of cultural values.

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14. Rajnath Singh announced his position of "no compromise" in relation to the building of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya at any cost and commended the rule of Vajpayee as Prime Minister, pointing towards all the developments the NDA made for the ordinary people of India.

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15. Rajnath Singh brought down interest rates on Agriculture loans and established Farmer Commission and initiated Farms Income Insurance Scheme.

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16. Rajnath Singh tried to rationalise the reservation structure in government 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.

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17. Rajnath Singh was elected into the Uttar Pradesh legislative council.

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18. Rajnath Singh became the State President of the BJP youth wing in 1984, the National general secretary in 1986 and the National President in 1988.

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19. Rajnath Singh was born into a family of farmers and went on to secure a master's degree in physics, acquiring first division results from the Gorakhpur University.

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20. Rajnath Singh was born in the small village of Bhabhaura in Chandauli district, Uttar Pradesh in a Hindu Rajput family.

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21. Rajnath Singh began his career as a physics lecturer and used his long-term association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to become involved with the Janata Party.

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22. Rajnath Singh has served as the President of the BJP twice, 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014.

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23. Rajnath Singh previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government.

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24. Rajnath Singh asked when Pakistan is not able to manage iteself, how will.

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25. Rajnath Singh asked the Home Secretary to monitor the situation and provide all help to the state administration.

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26. Rajnath Singh assures Tamil Nadu of central help to deal with Cyclone Gaja.

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27. Rajnath Singh speaks to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh; vows to punish perpetrators of Amritsar blast.

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28. Rajnath Singh speaks to Amarinder Singh; vows to punish perpetrators of Amritsar blast.

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29. Rajnath Singh asks Delhi police to be polite with complainants.

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30. Rajnath Singh is on record shortly after the law Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was re-instated in 2013, claiming that his party is "unambiguously" in favour of the law, claiming that "We will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported.

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31. In 2003, Rajnath Singh was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and subsequently for Food Processing in the NDA Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and was faced with the difficult task of maintaining one of the most volatile areas of India's economy.

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32. In 1975, aged 24, Rajnath Singh was appointed District President of the Jana Sangh.

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33. Rajnath Singh had been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since 1964, at the age of 13 and remained connected with the organisation even during his employment as a physics lecturer in Mirzapur.

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34. Rajnath Singh was born in the small village of Bhabhaura in Chandauli district, Uttar Pradesh in a Hindu family.

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35. Rajnath Singh calls upon Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha workers to act as socio-political crusaders to transform India into world leader.

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