Narendra Singh Tomar

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Narendra Singh Tomar
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister.jpg
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byRadha Mohan Singh
Minister of Rural Development
In office
5 July 2016 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byChaudhary Birender Singh
Succeeded byGiriraj Singh
Minister of Panchayati Raj
In office
5 July 2016 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byChaudhary Birender Singh
Succeeded byGiriraj Singh
Minister of Food Processing Industries
In office
18 September 2020 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byHarsimrat Kaur Badal
Succeeded byPashupati Kumar Paras
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
13 November 2018 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byAnanth Kumar
Succeeded byPralhad Joshi
Minister of Mines
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPiyush Goyal
Succeeded byPralhad Joshi
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDinsha Patel
Succeeded byPiyush Goyal
Minister of Steel
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byBeni Prasad Verma
Succeeded byChaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySis Ram Ola
Succeeded byBandaru Dattatreya
Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (Additional Charge)
In office
18 July 2017 – 3 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byM. Venkaiah Naidu
Succeeded byHardeep Singh Puri
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byAnoop Mishra
ConstituencyMorena, Madhya Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1957-06-12) 12 June 1957 (age 64)
Morena, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Kiran Tomar
Children3
ResidenceGwalior
Alma materJiwaji University

Narendra Singh Tomar (born 12 June 1957) is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He is the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in the Second Modi ministry. Previously he was the Minister of Rural Development, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Minister of Mines and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Government of India. He is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was also a member of Fifteenth Lok Sabha from 2009 to 2013 from Morena and Sixteenth Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019[1] from Gwalior. In 2019, he changed his constituency and was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Morena.

Early life and education[edit]

Tomar was born on 12 June 1957 in Orethi village in Morena district of (Madhya Pradesh) in a Rajput family[2] to Munshi Singh Tomar and Sharda Devi Tomar. He graduated from Jiwaji University. He is married to Kiran Tomar, with whom he has two sons and a daughter.[1][3][4] He was nicknamed as Munna Bhaiya by Babulal Gaur.[5]

Political career[edit]

He was appointed as Union Cabinet Minister of Steel, Mines, Labour and Employment on 27 May 2014 in the cabinet headed by Narendra Modi. He was administered the oath of office and sworn in on 26 May 2014 by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India.

On 5 July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry, Birender Singh replaced him as the Steel Minister and he replaced Birender Singh as the Minister of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation.[6] Piyush Goyal replaced Narendra Singh Tomar as the Minister of Mines (Minister of State with Independent charge).[6]

In May 2019, he continued with Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and was given charge of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.[7]

On 18 September 2020, Tomar was assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries after Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the post.[8]

Offices held[edit]

Ministerial roles Tenure of office
Cabinet Minister of Madhya Pradesh 2003 2008
Minister of Labour & Employment 26 May 2014 9 November 2014
Minister of Mines 26 May 2014 5 July 2016
Minister of Steel 26 May 2014 5 July 2016
Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation 5 July 2016 3 September 2017
Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj 5 July 2016 7 July 2021
Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs 18 July 2017 3 September 2017
Minister of Mines 3 September 2017 30 May 2019
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 13 November 2018 30 May 2019
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare 30 May 2019 Incumbent
Minister of Food Processing Industries 18 September 2020 7 July 2021
Constituency Tenure
Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Gwalior 1998 2008
Member of parliament, Rajya Sabha Madhya Pradesh 20 Jan 2009 16 May 2009
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha Morena 2009 2014
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha Gwalior 2014 2019
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha Morena 2019 present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Detailed Profile". Government of India. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Bharat Bandh shooter admits to firing at Dalits, says union minister Narendra Singh Tomar protected him".
  3. ^ "Hamari Sansad Sammelan: Narendra Singh Tomar -- Speaker's Profile- News Nation". News Nation. 18 June 2019. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  5. ^ "BJP leaders exhort Tomar: ?Lage Raho Munna Bhaiya?". HT. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "No more a people ministry for Birender Singh, now the steel minister". Business Standard. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers". Live Mint. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  8. ^ "President accepts Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation, Narendra Singh Tomar assigned her portfolio". Hindustan Times. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.