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Rajnath Singh

topics Updated: May 24, 2016 17:17 IST

Currently the Union home minister (since May 26, 2014), Rajnath Singh was elected to the Lok Sabha from Lucknow Parliamentary constituency. He has previously served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2002 and as the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party twice, 2005-2009 and 2013-2014. Known for his Hindutva leanings, Singh has been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since 1964.