Rajen Gohain

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Rajen Gohain
The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain addressing the Round Table Conference with Non Railway Stakeholders on Railway Security Issues, in New Delhi on May 18, 2017.jpg
Union Minister of State for Railways
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of Parliament for Nowgong
Assumed office
13 May 1999
Preceded byNripen Goswami
Personal details
Born (1950-11-26) 26 November 1950 (age 68)
Nagaon, Assam, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Rita Gohain
ChildrenFive
Alma materUniversity of Guwahati
As of 30 August, 2012
Source: [1]

Rajen Gohain (born 26 November 1950) in Nagaon, Assam is an Indian politician who is currently a Member of parliament, Lok Sabha. He has represented the Nowgong constituency in Assam since 1999 and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Background[edit]

Gohain was educated at the University of Guwahati and graduated with BA and LLB degrees.[1] He married Rita Gohain in 1981 and is father to five children.[2] Gohain is a tea-estate owner by profession.[1]

Political career[edit]

Gohain has served four terms as a Member of parliament, Lok Sabha.[2] He has represented the Nowgong constituency since 1999 – having been re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2014.[2] Gohain has been a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991.[1]

On 5 July 2016; Gohain was inducted to the Union Cabinet as a Minister of State in the Railway Ministry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c R.C. Rajamani; Portraits of India's Parliamentarians for the New Millennium: Lok Sabha. Gyan Books. 2000. ISBN 978-8121207027. pg 110.
  2. ^ a b c "Shri Rajen Gohain". Government of India. Retrieved 30 August 2012.