Rao Inderjit Singh

Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

Rao Inderjit Singh, a powerful leader of the Yadav community is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry  of Planning.

Additionally, in accordance to the recent reshuffle of Ministers as on 5th July 2016, Rao Inderjit Singh has also been appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

A former Congress leader, Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in February 2014.

Rao contested the Haryana assembly elections in the year 1977 and came out victorious. This marked his political debut. He contested the elections from Mohindergarh constituency. The winning streak continued and he won the assembly elections four times. In 1982, Singh was nominated as the Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies.

Moving a step ahead in his political career, he contested the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in the year 1998 and became the Member of Parliament. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 2000, 2004, 2009 and in 2014. He won the elections of 2004 and 2009 from Mohindergarh and was appointed as the MoS in the Manmohan Singh government.

Rao also served as a member of the council of ministers under the UPA government where he acquired the position of the Minister of State for Defence Production.

An energetic person and an avid sportsperson, Rao Inderjit Singh was a member of the Indian shooting team from 1990 to 2003. He also grabbed a bronze medal at the Commonwealth shooting championship. Rao for three consecutive years became a National Champion in Skeet. He received three gold medals in the SAF Games. When not involved in political work, Rao loves to explore nature.

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