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Rao Inderjit Singh is an Indian politician and a Minister of State in the Government of India. A member of the 17th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, he represents Gurugram in Haryana and is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2]

Raja Rao Inderjit Singh
Rao Inderjit Singh addressing at the Meeting with the StatesUTs on the Implementation of “The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016”, in New Delhi.jpg
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for
Statistics and Programme Implementation
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Preceded byD. V. Sadananda Gowda
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Preceded bySrikant Kumar Jena
Succeeded byV K Singh
Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Succeeded byMansukh L. Mandaviya
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
2009
Preceded byConstituency created
ConstituencyGurgaon
In office
2004–2009
Preceded bySudha Yadav
Succeeded byConstituency ceased to exist
ConstituencyMahendragarh
In office
1998–1999
Preceded byCol.(Retd.) Rao Ram Singh
Succeeded bySudha Yadav
Personal details
Born (1950-02-11) 11 February 1950 (age 69)
Rewari, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Political partyVishal Haryana Party(1967-1978),BJP (resigned from INC on 23 September 2013)
Spouse(s)Manita Singh
ChildrenDaughters (Two), Bharti Rao and Aarti Rao
ResidenceRewari
EducationHindu College, University of Delhi
Alma materFaculty of Law, University of Delhi
OccupationPolitical & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Lawyer
Websitehttp://www.raoinderjitsingh.in/
As of 28 March, 2009
Source: [Biodata]

At the national level, he has served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, as Minister of State for External Affairs, and as Minister of State for Defence Production. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee. Earlier he was in Indian National Congress party.

Early lifeEdit

Rao is the son of Rao Birendra Singh, who served as a second Chief Minister of Haryana.[3] Rao studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar,[4] and the University of Delhi, where he took an LLB degree in law. He is descendant of Raja Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter of India's first war of independence in 1857.[5]

Political careerEdit

Haryana assemblyEdit

Rao was an MLA in the Haryana assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977. From 1982 to 1987 he was a provincial Minister of State responsible for Food and civil supplies.[6] He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament in 1998, serving in the parliaments of 1998-1999, 2000–2004, and 2004–2009. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Forest, Medical and Technical Education, then as Minister of State for External Affairs (2004–2006) and as Minister of State for Defense Production from 2006 to 2009. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Elections won
  • 1998: elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh on the ticket of Indian National Congress
  • 2004: elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh on the ticket of Indian National Congress
  • 2009: elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the new seat of Gurgaon, winning 2,78,516 votes in a contest with 23 other candidates.[7]
  • 2014: elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the ticket of Bhartiya Janta Party. He resigned from Congress party & Joined BJP[8]
  • 2019: elected to the 17th Lok Sabha from the ticket of Bhartiya Janta Party and retained his seat of Gurgaon, winning 8,81,546 votes in a contest with 23 other candidates.

Against Bhupinder Singh HoodaEdit

Rao Inderjit Singh, who hails from South Haryana, alleged that the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was developing his own constituency Rohtak at the cost of other parts of the state. He presented the data procured through RTI to support his allegation: Out of a total of 5,135 announcements of schemes in Haryana, 2,045 were for the three districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat that comprise areas of Hooda's own constituency and that of his son Deepender Singh Hooda. Of the 3,356 completed schemes, 1,560 were from these three districts.[9][10] On 23 September 2013, he resigned from Congress.[11]

Union ministerEdit

Singh became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation and Planning in May 2019.[12]

Shooting CareerEdit

Rao Inderjit Singh was a member of the Indian shooting Team from 1990 to 2003 and won a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. He was also a National Champion in Skeet for three consecutive years and won three gold medals in the SAF Games.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh hits out at detractors". indianexpress.com.
  2. ^ HT correspondent (20 February 2014). "Yogendra Yadav to shift base from Delhi to Gurgaon". Hindustan Times (daily). Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  3. ^ "List of Haryana Chief Ministers from November 1, 1966 till date". The Indian Express. Express News Service. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Gayatri, Geetanjali (26 June 2005). "Himachal Pradesh Residential schools: Smart learning". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 November 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh Profile" (PDF). niti.gov.in. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ R.K. Jasbir Singh (2007). "Indian defence year book". Natraj Publishers. p. 595. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. ^ Gurgaon Constituency Result 2009 at ibnlive.in.com
  8. ^ Ashok Kumar. "BJP's Rao Inderjit Singh wins Gurgaon seat". The Hindu.
  9. ^ Chander Suta Dogra. "Rao Inderjit Singh's move may give impetus to new alignments". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana". tribuneindia.com.
  11. ^ "Vadra baiter Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh quits Congress". Zee News.
  12. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  13. ^ Rao Inderjit Singh Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Col.(Retd.) Rao Ram Singh
Member of Parliament
for Mahendragarh

1998 – 1999
Succeeded by
Sudha Yadav
Preceded by
Sudha Yadav
Member of Parliament
for Mahendragarh

2004– 2008
Succeeded by
N/A
Constituency split between
Bhiwani-Mahendragarh and
Gurgaon constituencies
Preceded by
N/A
Constituency created from Mahendragarh
and Faridabad constituencies
Member of Parliament
for Gurgaon

2009 – Present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Srikant Kumar Jena
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)

26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Succeeded by
V K Singh
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)