Narendra Singh Tomar

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. He was also a member of Sixteenth Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019[1] from Gwalior. In 2019, he changed his constituency and was re-elected to the 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 63)
Morar, Gwalior district, 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 Murar 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.[1][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. ^ a b "Detailed Profile". Government of India. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Hamari Sansad Sammelan: Narendra Singh Tomar -- Speaker's Profile- News Nation". News Nation. 18 June 2019. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. 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.
  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