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Hanuman Beniwal (born 2 March 1972) is an Indian politician serving as the Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Nagaur since 2019. He is founding member and National Convenor of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party. He is also an ex-President of the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
23 May 2019
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||C R Chaudhary|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
2008 to 2019
|Succeeded by||Narayan Beniwal|
|National Convener of Rastriya Loktantrik Party|
|Assumed office |
|President, Student Union, Rajasthan University|
|Born||2 March 1972|
Barangaon, Nagaur, Rajasthan
|Political party||Rashtriya Loktantrik Party|
|Bhartiya Janta Party|
|Residence||Rajasthan House, New Delhi-|
|Education||B.A. L.L.B. in 1998|
|Alma mater||Rajasthan University|
|Occupation||Social Worker, Agriculturist|
Beniwal was born on 2 March 1972 to Ram Dev and Mohini Devi in Barangaon village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rajasthan University in 1993. He did L.L.B. in 1998. He married Kanika Beniwal on 9 December 2009, with whom he has a son and a daughter.
Beniwal was suspended from the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 2013 after his remarks about the corruption of BJP politicians and their connections with Indian National Congress leaders. He successfully organised five Kisan Hunkar Maha Rallies (Nagaur, Barmer, Bikaner, Sikar, Jaipur) and launched a political outfit called Rashtriya Loktantrik Party with an election symbol of "Bottle" in Jaipur on 29 October 2018.
Beniwal is a farming leader in Nagaur and won his assembly seat third time as a candidate of his own party RLP. In 2013 he was an Independent candidate and defeated his rival BJP candidate by 23,020 votes. In 2008 he was a BJP candidate and defeated his rival BSP candidate by 24,443 votes.
Preceding his formation of Rashtriya Loktantrik, Beniwal was suspended from BJP after he spoke against Rajasthan BJP leaders including Vasundhara Raje and Rajendra Rathore. At a function at Maharani Girls College, Beniwal, accused Raje of corruption and challenged Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take action.
Beniwal accused cabinet minister Yunus Khan of helping alleged gangster Anandpal Singh escape police custody after the alleged gangster helped him win the Assembly election in 2013. He demanded a CBI inquiry.
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest at Rajasthan University in 2015, demanding action against the police for "excessive brutality". The agitation was held a day after the police -charged a group of students protesting an attack on Beniwal. The students were organising a peaceful rally when the police charged. Many NSUI students were injured. The NSUI office was raided. Around 500 students under the banner ‘Kisaan Yuva Aakrosh Rally’ had assembled to protest the alleged attack on Beniwal. The procession turned violent when police tried to contain them on campus, resulting in stone pelting by the students. The police resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse them. This led to vandalism and chaos, injuring 30 students and 18 policemen.
On 25 April 2017, Beniwal protested the Speaker of the Assembly by charging up to the Assembly well and tearing up his own papers.
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