Faggan Singh Kulaste

Faggan Singh Kulaste (born 18 May 1959) is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was sworn in as Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel on 30 May 2019 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kulaste is elected as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha (2019–2024). He represents the Mandla constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He was also Minister of State in Modi government. He has previously been a member of the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th Lok Sabha.[citation needed]

Faggan Singh Kulaste
Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste taking charge as the Minister of State for Steel, in New Delhi on May 31, 2019 (cropped).jpg
Minister of State for Steel
Assumed office
31 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byVishnudeo Sai
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha
Assumed office
May 2014
Personal details
Born (1959-05-18) 18 May 1959 (age 61)
Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Savitri Kulaste
Children1 son and 3 daughters

Daughter- Vandana Kulaste, Jyoti Kulaste, Kiran kulaste

Son- Vedprakash kulaste
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

He represented the Mandla Lok Sabha Parliamentary seat from 1996 to 2009. After losing in 2009 to Basori Singh Masram of Congress, he was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2012. He regained the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha, defeating his Congress rival Omkar Markam.[citation needed]

Early lifeEdit

Born in Barbati, District, Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), Faggan Singh Kulaste is married to Mrs. Savitri Kulaste. He has 3 daughters and 1 son.[clarification needed]


Kulaste completed his post graduation MA., B.Ed. and LL.B. He completed his early education from Mandla College, Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar and Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).[clarification needed]

Positions heldEdit


Kulaste during the oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Within BJPEdit

Non-political activitiesEdit

  • Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad, Madhya Pradesh, 2000
  • National Secretary (In-charge) : BJP (ST Cell), 1996
  • State General Secretary (In-charge) : BJP (ST Cell), 1993
  • President : Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad, Madhya Pradesh, 1980
  • Patron : Akhil Bharatiya Gond Sangh since 1998

Social and cultural activitiesEdit

Kulaste has been working for the propagation of education in society; encouraging tribals to keep alive their cultural activities by forming several committees; founder and organiser of educational units; providing free education to the weaker sections of the society; established Babalia Development Block for the upliftment of Adivasis and promotion of education.


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