Rao Inderjit Singh

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Rao Inderjit Singh
Member of Parliament
for Mahendragarh
In office
1998–1999
Preceded by Col.(Retd.) Rao Ram Singh
Succeeded by Sudha Yadav
In office
2004–2009
Preceded by Sudha Yadav
Succeeded by Constituency ceased to exist
Member of Parliament
for Gurgaon
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Constituency created
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for
Statistics and Programme Implementation
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Preceded by Srikant Kumar Jena
Succeeded by V K Singh
Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge)
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Minister of State Chemical and Fertilizers
Assumed office
3 September 2017
Personal details
Born (1950-02-11) 11 February 1950 (age 68)
Rewari, East Punjab (now Haryana)
Political party BJP (resigned from INC on 23 September 2013)
Spouse(s) Manita Singh
Children Daughters (Two), Bharti Rao and Aarti Rao
Residence Rewari
Education Hindu College, University of Delhi
Alma mater Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Occupation Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Lawyer
Website http://www.raoinderjitsingh.in/
As of 28 March, 2009
Source: [Biodata]

Rao Inderjit Singh (born 11 February 1951) is an Indian politician and the Minister of State in the Government of India. A member of the 16th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament of India, he represents Gurgaon in Haryana and is a member of Bharatiya Janta Party.[1][2]

At the national level he has served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, as Minister of State for External Affairs, and as Minister of State for Defence Production. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Early life[edit]

Rao is the son of Rao Birendra Singh, who served as a second chief minister of Haryana.[3] Rao studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar,[4] and the University of Delhi, where he took an LLB degree in law. He is descendant of Raja Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter of India's first war of independence in 1857.[5]

Political career[edit]

Haryana assembly[edit]

Rao was an MLA in the Haryana assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977. From 1982 to 1987 he was a provincial Minister of State responsible for Food and civil supplies.[6] He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament in 1998, serving in the parliaments of 1998-1999, 2000–2004, and 2004–2009. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Forest, Medical and Technical Education, then as Minister of State for External Affairs (2004–2006) and as Minister of State for Defence Production from 2006 to 2009. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Elections won
  • 1998: elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh
  • 2004: elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh
  • 2009: elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the new seat of Gurgaon, winning 2,78,516 votes in a contest with 23 other candidates.[7]
  • 2014: elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the ticket of Bhartiya Janta Party. He resigned from Congress party & Joined BJP[8]

Against Bhupinder Singh Hooda[edit]

Rao Inderjit Singh, who hails from South Haryana, alleged that the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was developing his own constituency Rohtak at the cost of other parts of the state. He presented the data procured through RTI to support his allegation: Out of a total of 5,135 announcements of schemes in Haryana, 2,045 were for the three districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat that comprise areas of Hooda's own constituency and that of his son Deepender Singh Hooda. Of the 3,356 completed schemes, 1,560 were from these three districts.[9][10] On 23 September 2013, he resigned from Congress.[11]

Shooting Career[edit]

Rao Inderjit Singh was a member of the Indian shooting Team from 1990 to 2003 and won a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. He was also a National Champion in Skeet for three consecutive years and won three gold medals in the SAF Games.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh hits out at detractors". indianexpress.com. 
  2. ^ HT correspondent (20 February 2014). "Yogendra Yadav to shift base from Delhi to Gurgaon". Hindustan Times (daily). Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "List of Haryana Chief Ministers from November 1, 1966 till date". The Indian Express. Express News Service. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Gayatri, Geetanjali (26 June 2005). "Himachal Pradesh Residential schools: Smart learning". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 November 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh Profile" (PDF). niti.gov.in. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018. 
  6. ^ R.K. Jasbir Singh (2007). "Indian defence year book". Natraj Publishers. p. 595. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Gurgaon Constituency Result 2009 at ibnlive.in.com
  8. ^ Ashok Kumar. "BJP's Rao Inderjit Singh wins Gurgaon seat". The Hindu. 
  9. ^ Chander Suta Dogra. "Rao Inderjit Singh's move may give impetus to new alignments". The Hindu. 
  10. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana". tribuneindia.com. 
  11. ^ "Vadra baiter Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh quits Congress". Zee News. 
  12. ^ Rao Inderjit Singh Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Col.(Retd.) Rao Ram Singh
Member of Parliament
for Mahendragarh

1998 – 1999
Succeeded by
Sudha Yadav
Preceded by
Sudha Yadav
Member of Parliament
for Mahendragarh

2004– 2008
Succeeded by
N/A
Constituency split between
Bhiwani-Mahendragarh and
Gurgaon constituencies
Preceded by
N/A
Constituency created from Mahendragarh
and Faridabad constituencies
Member of Parliament
for Gurgaon

2009 – Present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Srikant Kumar Jena
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)

26 May 2014 - 9 November 2014
Succeeded by
V K Singh
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)