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S. P. Singh Baghel
Minister of State for Panchayati Raj
Assumed office
11 June 2024
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterLalan Singh
Preceded byKapil Patil
Minister of State for Law and Justice
In office
7 July 2021 – 18 May 2023
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterKiren Rijiju
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byRam Shankar Katheria
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
In office
18 May 2023 – 11 June 2024
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterMansukh Mandaviya
Personal details
Born (1960-06-21) 21 June 1960 (age 64)
Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Samajwadi Party (from 1996 to 2009)
Bahujan Samaj Party (from 2009 to 2014)
SpouseMadhu Baghel
Children1 Daughter and 1 Son
Alma materJiwaji University
Meerut College, Chaudhary Charan Singh University
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University
As of 16 May 2014
Source: [1]

Satya Pal Singh Baghel (born 21 June 1960) is an Indian politician and Memeber of Parliament (Loksabha). A member of Bharatiya Janata Party, he got elected to 17th Lok Sabha from Agra and again to 18th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. He previously was a member of Samajwadi Party, in which he got elected to Lok Sabha thrice and to Rajya Sabha once as a member of Bahujan Samajwadi Party.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Baghel was born in Bhatpura, Umari, Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh in 1960. He was born in Dhangar(gadaria) family.[2][3] Currently he is member of Lok Sabha from Agra, which is reserved for Scheduled Castes. His father was Rambhrose Singh and his mother was Ram Shree Devi. Baghel married on 30 November 1989 and has two children. Baghel has a bachelor of law degree, a master's degree in science and a doctoral degree. He attended Maharaja Jiwaji Rao University in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and the Meerut University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.


In 1998, 1999 and 2004, Baghel represented the Samajwadi Party three times in the Lok Sabha from Jalesar, Uttar Pradesh. After these three terms, Baghel was suspended from his party. He then unsuccessfully contested two Lok Sabha elections as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. In 2010, Baghel was elected to the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) but then in the following election, lost to the Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.[3]

On 3 July 2015, Baghel became president of the BJP OBC Morcha (the "Other Backward Class" wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party).[4][5][2]

In 2017, Baghel became a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 2019, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Agra seat on BJP ticket.

1998 - 1999 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (First Term), Samajwadi Party
1999 - 2004 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (Second Term), Samajwadi Party
2004 - 2009 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (Third Term), Samajwadi Party
2010 - 2014 : member of Rajya Sabha. Bahujan Samaj Party
2017 - 2019 : M.L.A. from Tundla as BJP member
2017 - 2019 : Cabinet Minister of Livestock, Minor Irrigation and Fisheries in Government of Uttar Pradesh.
2019–present : Member of Parliament Lok Sabha from Agra (Fourth Term but first time as BJP member)
2021–18 May 2023  :Minister of state for Law and Justice in Union Cabinet Government of India

Public office activities[edit]

In 1998 and 1999, Baghel was a member of committees on subordinate legislation, human resource development and health and family welfare. In 1999 and 2000, he was a member of committees on food, civil supplies and public distribution and an estimates committee. Between 2000 and 2004, he worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs and on committees of public undertaking, external affairs and member attendance in the House.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Union cabinet reshuffle: Arjun Ram Meghwal appointed law minister, Kiren Rijiju assigned ministry of earth sciences". The Times of India. 18 May 2023. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  2. ^ a b OBC Morcha to fight for rights of backward classes Business Standard website.
  3. ^ a b "BJP to play OBC card in 2017 UP polls". The Times of India. 17 August 2015.
  4. ^ "BJP creates OBC morcha ahead of Bihar election". 4 July 2015.
  5. ^ "With an eye on Bihar, UP polls, BJP forms OBC Morcha to boost electoral fortunes". 4 July 2015.