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|MLA , Khinvsar|
7 December 2008 – 8 December 2013
13 December 2013 – till date
|Born||2 March 1972|
Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
|Political party||Rashtriya Loktantrik Party|
|Spouse(s)||Smt Kanika Beniwal|
|Mother||Smt Mohani Devi|
|Father||Late. Sh Ramdev Beniwal|
Hanuman Beniwal (born 2 March 1972) is an Indian politician. He is a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Khinvsar (Ind. MLA-2013), Nagaur and ex-President of the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Beniwal was suspended from the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 2013 after his remarks about the corruption of BJP politicians and their connections with Indian National Congress leaders. He successfully organised five Kisan Hunkar Maha Rallies (Nagaur, Barmer, Bikaner, Sikar, Jaipur) and launched a political outfit called Rashtriya Loktantrik Party with an election symbol of "Bottle" in Jaipur on the 29 October 2018.
Beniwal is a farming leader in Nagaur and won an assembly seat as an Independent. In 2013 he was an Independent candidate and defeated his rival BJP candidate by 23,020 votes. In 2008 he was a BJP candidate and defeated his rival BSP candidate by 24,443 votes.
Preceding his formation of Rashtriya Loktantrik, Beniwal was suspended from BJP after he spoke against Rajasthan BJP leaders including Vasundhara Raje and Rajendra Rathore. At a function at Maharani Girls College, Beniwal, accused Raje of corruption and challenged Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take action. Beniwal is part of the Jat Lobby of Rajasthan.
Beniwal was allegedly attacked by Rajput Karni Sena people. The media reported that the attackers were unidentified. He was attacked while traveling to Nagaur from Jaipur. HIs vehicle was stranded in a traffic jam due to a procession Rajput Karni Sena. A mob of 30-40 youths from this rally attacked his vehicle with sticks. The attackers surrounded and damaged his vehicle. The jam eventually cleared and the driver sped away.Two passengers had minor injuries.
Beniwal accused cabinet minister Yunus Khan of helping alleged gangster Anandpal Singh escape police custody after the alleged gangster helped him win the Assembly election in 2013. He demanded a CBI inquiry.
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest at Rajasthan University in 2015, demanding action against the police for “excessive brutality”. The agitation was held a day after the police -charged a group of students protesting an attack on Beniwal. The students were organising a peaceful rally when the police charged. Many NSUI students were injured. The NSUI office was raided. Around 500 students under the banner ‘Kisaan Yuva Aakrosh Rally’ had assembled to protest the alleged attack on Beniwal. The procession turned violent when police tried to contain them on campus, resulting in stone pelting by the students. The police resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse them. This led to vandalism and chaos, injuring 30 students and 18 policemen.
On 25 April 2017, Beniwal protested the Speaker of the Assembly by charging up to the Assembly well and tearing up his own papers.
- Elections in Rajasthan assembly constituency Khinvsar
- Jatmahasabha Rajasthan
- The Hindu, 24 September 2015
- Indian Express, 7 September 2015
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- Feeds, P. T. I. (2017-04-25). "Raj MLA protests in Assembly, draws Speaker's ire". India.com. Retrieved 2019-01-18.