Santosh Gangwar

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Santosh Gangwar
Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha)
In office
2014 - Present
Constituency Bareilly
Personal details
Born (1948-11-01) 1 November 1948 (age 65)
Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Saubhagya Gangwar
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Bareilly
As of September 22, 2006
Source: [1]

Santosh Gangwar Minister of State (independent charge) for Ministry of Textiles and also minister of state for Parliamentary affairs, water resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation.(born 1 November 1948) is a Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha), former minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date (except 2009-2014). He was also the chief whip of the party in 14th Lok Sabha. He faced defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections, 2009 by a very narrow margin. He has been elected as Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha. He has won by a margin of over 2.4 lakh votes from his rival candidate in 16th Lok Sabha elections held in 2014..

Gangwar is associated with social work and active politics for over three decades.

Early life[edit]

Santosh Gangwar was born on 1 November 1948 in the village of Teolia, Bareilly district, Uttar Pradesh in a KURMI family and was educated in Rohilkhand University, Bareilly and at University of Agra.


Gangwar was jailed during the Emergency for guiding a people's movement against the then Government. He served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh State BJP Working Committee and held the position of General Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh BJP Unit in 1996.

Gangwar was elected for the first time to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1989 from the Bareilly constituency. He represented that constituency continuously until 2009 as a BJP Member of Parliament, which involved six successive terms.

He has held ministerial posts in the Government of India. He was Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas with additional charge of Parliament Affairs in 13th Lok Sabha. Prior to this, Gangwar was Minister of State of Science and Technology with additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs during October and November 1999

Currently,[when?] He is Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha. On dated 26 May 2014 he has taken the Oath for MOS Cabinet in Narendra Modi's Government.

Other work[edit]

Gangwar was instrumental in establishing the Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd. in Bareilly and was its chairman from its inception in 1996.

Under his commitment towards overall development of villages, he has initiated a project in Bareilly on Integrated Rural Development through Co-operative Movement using Animal Husbandry Technologies.

He has managed to get the Projects of CHOPULA Railway Over Bridge, Mini Bye Pass and state of Art library (Cantt) executed as pride milestones for Bareilly.

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