MR. RAJNATH SINGH
Rajnath Singh (born July 10, 1951 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is the current leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in India. He was previously president of the BJP youth wing and the BJPs unit in his home state of Uttar Pradesh. He was initially a physics lecturer, but soon used his long-term connections with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to get involved with the Janata Party, which led him to numerous positions within Uttar Pradesh.
Early life and Education
Rajnath Singh was born on July 10, 1951 to a family of farmers in a village called Bhabhaura in Chandauli District of Uttar Pradesh. His father was Shri Rambadan Singh and mother was Smt. Gujarati Devi. He completed his basic education in his village and thereafter finished his master’s degree in Physics with first division from Gorakhpur University of Uttar Pradesh. Rajnath Singh worked at the K.B. Post Graduate College at Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, as a lecturer in Physics. He is married to Savitri Singh and the couple have two sons and one daughter.
Party Political Offices
In 1964, at a very early age of 13, Rajnath Singh got associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and continued the association even while he was working as lecturer in K. B. Post Graduate College at Mirzapur. Rajnath Singh held major positions as a young cadet of RSS. He was the organisational secretary of the Gorakhpur unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) from 1969 to 1971. ABVP is the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Rajnath Singh became the General Secretary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Mirzapur in 1972. In 1974, he was appointed as secretary of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh’s Mirzapur unit.