Born

11 February 1950 (age 67)

Rewari, East Punjab

Political party

BJP (resigned from INC on 23 September 2013)

Spouse(s)

Manita Singh

Children

Daughters (Two), Bharti Rao and Aarti Rao

Residence

Rewari

Education

Stephen’s College, University of Delhi

Alma mater

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Occupation

Political & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Lawyer

Website

http://www.raoinderjitsingh.in/

Rao Inderjit Singh  is an Indian politician who is a Minister of State in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament of India. He represents Gurgaon in Haryana and is a member of Bharatiya Janta Party. He is a prominent leader of the Yadav community.

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.

Rao is a son of Rao Birendra Singh the scion of the Rewari dynasty who served as a second chief minister of Haryana. Rao studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar, 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.

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. 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 Defence 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

  • 2004: elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh

  • 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.

  • 2014: elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the ticket of Bhartiya Janta Party. He resigned from Congress party & Joined BJP.

    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.

 

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