Birthday: UP CM Rajnath Singh was called ‘Ghoshananath’, a prophecy changed his fate -aabtak24


Rajnath Singh Birthday Special: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s birthday is on 10th July. On July 10, 2023, he has turned 72 years old. In 1974, he entered the political arena. In this way, he has about 50 years of experience in politics.

MLA, Lok Sabha MP, Rajya Sabha MP, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, BJP President, Rajnath Singh, who held the post of minister many times in the center, is currently the Defense Minister of the country. He was made the Defense Minister on 30 May 2019 in the second term of the Modi government.

Due to his different style and lifestyle, Rajnath Singh has a reputation as a veteran in politics. At the age of 13 and since 1964, he is associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. In 1972, he was made the branch manager of Mirzapur. Earlier, from 1969 to 1971, he was the organizational secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the RSS, Gorakhpur.

The prediction about Rajnath Singh came true

In 1974, Rajnath Singh was appointed the secretary of the Mirzapur unit of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP. In 1975, at the age of 24, he became the District President of Jansangh. During those years, Rajnath Singh was influenced by the Jayaprakash Narayan movement of the 1970s.

In 1975 there was emergency in the country. During Emergency, Rajnath Singh was in a jail in UP. An anecdote of that time is very famous. The year was 1976. During the Emergency, another senior RSS leader Ram Prakash Gupta was also in jail along with Rajnath Singh. One day he made a prediction by looking at the lines on Rajnath Singh’s hand.

He said that one day you will become a very big leader. When asked how big a leader he would become, he got the answer as big as the CM of UP. Destiny turned out to be such that the same Ram Prakash Gupta, who had predicted, was removed from the post of CM of UP on October 28, 2000 and Rajnath Singh was made the Chief Minister. Rajnath Singh was the CM of UP for almost two years till March 8, 2002. 

Opponents started saying ‘Ghoshananath’

Born in a farmer family, lecturer in college

Rajnath Singh was born in Babhora village of Chakia tehsil of Chandauli district (then Varanasi) of Uttar Pradesh in a Rajput family, which was associated with agriculture. His father’s name is Rambadan Singh and mother’s name is Gujarati Devi. He has a brother named Jaipal Singh.

He was a lecturer in Physics at KB Post Graduate College, Mirzapur. Rajnath Singh’s wife’s name is Savitri Singh. He has two sons and a daughter. One of his sons, Pankaj Singh, is currently an MLA from Noida and is the Vice President of Uttar Pradesh BJP. 

Entry into electoral politics

After Rajnath Singh, who went to jail in Emergency, joined the Janata Party started by Jayaprakash Narayan and contested the assembly elections from Mirzapur in 1977. He got victory and for the first time he became MLA from Mirzapur. He joined BJP in 1980. 

In 1984 he became the State President of BJP’s Yuva Morcha, National General Secretary in 1986 and National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in 1988. He was also elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.

Rajnath Singh in politics

At present Rajnath Singh, the Deputy Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha, was the Home Minister of the country before the Defense Minister. He has been the national president of BJP twice. In the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, he was the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and then the Minister of Agriculture.

He has been the home minister of the country in the first term of the Modi government. Twice he was MLA from Haidargarh assembly seat of UP. In 2009, he was elected Lok Sabha MP from Ghaziabad and in 2014 and 2019 from Lucknow. He has also been a Rajya Sabha MP from 1994 to 2001 and again from 2002 to 2008. 

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