Om Prakash Mathur

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Om Prakash Mathur
National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party
Assumed office
16 June 2015
MP of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan [1]
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Preceded by Ashk Ali Tak, INC
In office
2008-2014
State President of BJP Rajasthan
In office
2008-2009
Personal details
Born (1952-01-02) 2 January 1952 (age 66)
Falna, Rajasthan, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party

Om Prakash Mathur (born 2 January 1952) is a member of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan state in India and is a senior politician from Bharatiya Janata Party. Initially he was groomed by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat but later he became a leader on his own in B.J.P. He was a Pracharak with the RSS and later General Secretary- In charge of the Gujarat B.J.P. After, Narendra Modi's electoral victory he was made the president of Rajasthan state unit of the party, however he had to tender his resignation after the B.J.P. lost elections in Rajasthan. The defeat is accredited to his policy of giving tickets to new faces in Rajasthan instead of the mass leaders from the old school. His policy was based on a hypothesis that junior leaders would toe the party dictats unlike mass leaders who had their own following, as a result of the same many leaders like Dr. Kirorilal Meena either left the Party or were expelled as they contensted against party candidates. His close lieutinents in the Rajasthan include Srikishan Songara, Shankar Singh Rajpurohit and Sunil Singhi in Gujarat. He remained close to the organisation and never fought any elections except Rajya Sabha election. He took undue advantage of his position for getting important Express train halted at Falna

On 29 May 2016, he was nominated as one of the BJP candidates for the biennial elections of the Rajya Sabha slated to be held on 11 June. He will contest from Rajasthan.[2]

He is from the village Bedal, near Falna in Bali tehsil of Pali district in Rajasthan. Born in 1952 he studied B.A.at Rajasthan University, Jaipur.

Positions held[edit]

April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers

Associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S.) as a Pracharak since 1972; General-Secretary (ORG), Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajasthan, 1990–2002; In charge, B.J.P. units in the States of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, 2002–2008; All India General-Secretary, B.J.P., 2005–2008; Appointed State President, B.J.P, Rajasthan in January 2008 and resigned after defeat of the party in state. He was re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016. And He was Incharge of the Uttar Pradesh BJP in 2017 Vidhan Sabha Election, which BJP won Landslidingly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iqbal, Mohammed (12 June 2016). "BJP wins all seats from Rajasthan". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Naidu, Naqvi, Goyal among 12 in BJP's RS list". ABP Live. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.