Thawar Chand Gehlot

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Thaawar Chand Gehlot
The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressing a press conference on the achievements of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, during the last four years, in New Delhi.JPG
Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressing a press conference
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge
Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
11 June 2019
Preceded byArun Jaitley
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2012
ConstituencyMadhya Pradesh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byPhool Chand Verma
Succeeded byconstituency abolished
ConstituencyShajapur, Madhya Pradesh
Personal details
Thaawar Chand Gehlot

(1948-05-18) 18 May 1948 (age 72)
Nagda, Ujjain, Madhya Bharat (present-day Madhya Pradesh), India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Anita Gehlot
ResidenceUjjain, Madhya Pradesh

Thaawar Chand Gehlot (born 18 May 1948) is an Indian politician who currently serves as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government. He is currently the Leader of the House in the upper house of Indian Parliament. He is a member of the Parliamentary Board and the Central Election Committee of the BJP.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gehlot was born in a Dalit family and has been a senior member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He had assumed ministerial birth a number of times in the union government.[2] He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vikram University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.[3]


He is a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament, representing the state of Madhya Pradesh. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences.[4] He formerly represented Shajapur in the lower house of Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha from 1996 to 2009.[5] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and general secretary of the party.[6]


  1. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  2. ^ "Thawar Chand Gehlot: BJP's Dalit face becomes minister for second time". India Today. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Minister Bio Data" (PDF).
  4. ^ "63 साल में पहली बार दलित और आदिवासी को देश में मिली मानद उपाधि, इन्होंने बढ़ाया मान". Patrika. 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Thawar Chand Gehlot: The Scheduled Caste face in Narendra Modi's cabinet: India, News – The Economic Times". 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ BJP National office bearers, National Office bearers. "National office bearers".
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Phool Chand Verma
Member of Parliament
for Shajapur

Succeeded by
Constituency dissolved
Political offices
Preceded by
Selja Kumari
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
26 May 2014 - Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arun Jaitley
Leader of the House of the Rajya Sabha
11 June 2019 - Present
Succeeded by

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