Rao Inderjit Singh

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Rao Inderjit Singh
Constituency Gurgaon
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Statistics and Programme Implementation,
Planning and Defence
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Minister of State for Defence Production of India
In office
2006 - 2009
Minister of State for External Affairs of India
In office
2004 - 2006
Personal details
Born (1950-02-11) 11 February 1950 (age 64)
Rewari, Haryana, India
Political party BJP(resigned from INC on 23rd sep 2013)
Spouse(s) Manita Singh
Children Daughters(Two),Bharti Rao and Aarti Rao
Residence Rewari
Occupation Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Advocate
Religion Hindu
Website http://www.raoinderjitsingh.in/
As of March 28, 2009
Source: [Biodata]

Rao Inderjit Singh (born 11 February 1951) is an Indian Politician who is Minister of State in government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a serving member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the Lower house of the parliament of India. He represents Gurgaon in Haryana and is a member of Bhartiya Janta Party. He is a prominent leader of the Ahir (Yadav) community.[1]

At the national level he has served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, as Minister of State for External Affairs, and as Minister of State for Defence Production. Since 2009 he has Chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Early life[edit]

Rao was born in a Yadav family[1] to late Rao Birendra Singh the scion of the Rewari dynasty who served as a second chief minister of Haryana. Rao studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar,[2] and the University of Delhi, where he took an LL.B degree in law.

Political career[edit]

Haryana assembly[edit]

Rao was an MLA in the Haryana assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977. From 1982 to 1987 he was a provincial Minister of State responsible for Food and civil supplies. He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament in 1998, serving in the parliaments of 1998-1999, 2000–2004, and 2004–2009. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Forest, Medical and Technical Education, then as Minister of State for External Affairs (2004–2006) and as Minister of State for Defence Production from 2006 to 2009. Since 2009 he has Chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Elections won
  • 1998: elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh
  • 2004: elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh
  • 2009: elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the new seat of Gurgaon, winning 278,516 votes in a contest with 23 other candidates.[3]
  • 2014: elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the ticket of Bhartiya Janta Party.[4]

Against Bhupinder Singh Hooda[edit]

Rao Inderjit Singh, who hails from South Haryana, alleged that the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was developing his own constituency Rohtak at the cost of other parts of the state. He presented the data procured through RTI to support his allegation: Out of a total of 5,135 announcements of schemes in Haryana, 2,045 were for the three districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat that comprise areas of Hooda's own constituency and that of his son Deepender Singh Hooda. Of the 3,356 completed schemes, 1,560 were from these three districts.[5][6] On September 23, 2013, he resigned from Congress.[7] He is the BJP candidate from Gurgaon for the next general election.

Sportsmanship[edit]

Rao Inderjit Singh was a member of the Indian shooting Team from 1990 to 2003 and won a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. He was also a National Champion in Skeet for three consecutive years and won three gold medals in the SAF Games.[8]

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