Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: News

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Jodhpur constituency, and the current Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of India. He did his MA and MPhil from Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. An ABVP student leader during university days, Shekhawat was elected the President of JNV University Students’ Union in 1992. He went on to hold key posts in various organizations affiliated with the Sangh Parivar and BJP, among them: National General Secretary of BJP Kisan Morcha, Co-convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, and General Secretary of the Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti. Shekhawat won in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Jodhpur, and retained the seat in 2019, defeating Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son, Vaibhav Gehlot, with a record margin. A known farmers’ leader in Rajasthan, Shekhawat was sworn in as Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in 2017. He was appointed the Minister for the newly-established Jal Shakti Ministry in 2019.

25 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for second phase of Lok Sabha elections 

Polling for second phase of the 18th Lok Sabha Elections kicked off on Friday.

12 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to witness 'Bharat Shakti' tri-services exercise in Rajasthan today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday witness the war exercise "Bharat Shakti" at the Pokhran field firing range in Rajasthan.

03 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

BJP leadership to announce Rajasthan CM after results: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union sports minister Rajavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday said the party leadership would decide about the Rajasthan chief minister after the results.

25 Sep 2023

Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan: Shekhawat meets Raje, signals 'patch-up' before Modi's Jaipur rally  

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat reportedly visited former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at her residence on Sunday, hours ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Jaipur visit.

30 May 2023

Narendra Modi

'Will keep working harder': Modi as his government turns 9 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government "will work even harder to build a developed India," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, marking the completion of his government's nine years.

30 Apr 2023

Ashok Gehlot

Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat calls CM Gehlot 'Ravana'; FIR filed

The Rajasthan Police has filed a first information report (FIR) against the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat following a complaint by Congress leader Surendra Singh Jadawat, accusing him of inciting people to riot by using religious stereotypes.

07 Nov 2018


Shekhawat accuses Congress of selling election tickets in poll-bound Rajasthan

Ahead of ticket distribution in poll-bound Rajasthan, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Tuesday accused Congress of selling election tickets for money.

03 Oct 2018

Samajwadi Party

#KisanRally: Allowed to enter Delhi post-midnight, farmers end protest

Protesting Farmers who were stopped from entering Delhi on Tuesday ended their rally in the early hours of Wednesday after they were let into the national capital post midnight.

25 May 2018


BJP setting up 'war room' for Amit Shah in Jaipur

After losing Karnataka, BJP is already gearing up for the upcoming Rajasthan elections.

18 Feb 2018


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, family reach India on first official-visit

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has arrived in India for a week-long visit along with family. Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat received Trudeau.

02 Sep 2017


Cabinet Reshuffle: Know the new faces

In a bid to fill vacancies and bring in fresh thoughts, the Modi government is set to induct nine new cabinet ministers on Sunday, right before PM Modi leaves for China to attend the 9th BRICS Summit.