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Narendra Singh Tomar (born 12 June 1957) is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. He is the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Minister of Rural Development in the Second Modi ministry. Previously he was the Minister of Mines and Minister of Parliamentary Affair in the Government of India. He is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and was a member of Sixteenth Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019[1] from Gwalior (Lok Sabha constituency). In 2019, he changed his constituency and was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Morena.

Narendra Singh Tomar
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development (cropped).jpg
Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare,
Government of India
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byRadha Mohan Singh
Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of India
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byChaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India
In office
13 November 2018 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byAnanth Kumar
Succeeded byPralhad Joshi
Minister of Mines
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPiyush Goyal
Succeeded byPralhad Joshi
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byDinsha Patel
Succeeded byPiyush Goyal
Minister of Steel
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byBeni Prasad Verma
Succeeded byChaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySis Ram Ola
Succeeded byBandaru Dattatreya
Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byAnoop Mishra
ConstituencyMorena, Madhya Pradesh
Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (Additional Charge)
In office
18 July 2017 – 3 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byM. Venkaiah Naidu
Succeeded byHardeep Singh Puri
Personal details
Born (1957-06-12) 12 June 1957 (age 62)
Morar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Kiran Tomar
Children3
ResidenceGwalior
Alma materJiwaji University

Early life and educationEdit

Tomar was born on 12 June 1957 in Morar village in Gwalior district of (Madhya Pradesh) to Munshi Singh Tomar and Sharda Devi Tomar. He graduated from Jiwaji University. He is married to Kiran. The couple has two sons and a daughter.[2][3] He was nicknamed as Munna Bhaiya by Babulal Gaur.[4]

Political careerEdit

He was appointed as Union Minister (Cabinet rank) of Steel, Mines, Labour and Employment on 27 May 2014 in the cabinet headed by Narendra Modi. He was administered the oath of office and sworn in on 26 May 2014 by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India.

On 5 July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry, Birender Singh replaced Narendra Singh Tomar as the Steel Minister and Narendra Singh Tomar replaced Birender Singh as the Minister of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation.[5] Piyush Goyal replaced Narendra Singh Tomar as the Minister of Mines (Minister of State with Independent charge).[5]

In May 2019, he continued with Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and was given charge of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Detailed Profile on the Government of India website
  2. ^ "Hamari Sansad Sammelan: Narendra Singh Tomar -- Speaker's Profile- News Nation". News Nation. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  4. ^ "BJP leaders exhort Tomar: ?Lage Raho Munna Bhaiya?". HT. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ a b "No more a people ministry for Birender Singh, now the steel minister". Business Standard. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Yashodhara Raje Scindia
Member of Parliament
for Gwalior

2014 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Sis Ram Ola
Minister of Labour and Employment
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Succeeded by
Bandaru Dattatreya
Preceded by
Beni Prasad Verma
Minister of Steel
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Succeeded by
Chaudhary Birender Singh
Preceded by
Dinsha Patel
Minister of Mines
26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
Succeeded by
Piyush Goyal
Minister of State with
Independent charge
Preceded by
Chaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation
5 July 2016 - 3 September 2017
Succeeded by
Uma Bharti
Preceded by
Chaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Rural Development
5 July 2016 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Chaudhary Birender Singh
Minister of Panchayati Raj
5 July 2016 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Venkaiah Naidu
Minister of Urban Development
18 July 2017 - 3 September 2017
Succeeded by
Hardeep Singh Puri
Minister of State with
Independent charge
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
18 July 2017 - 3 September 2017
Preceded by
Piyush Goyal
Minister of State with
Independent charge
Minister of Mines
3 September 2017 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ananth Kumar
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
13 November 2018 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Radha Mohan Singh
Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
30 May 2019 – Present
Incumbent