Articles about Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

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.

15 Nov 2020

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

24 Aug 2020

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.

23 Jul 2020

Rajasthan political crisis: Important hearing in Supreme Court today

Today, the Supreme Court will take up the matter, pertaining to the political crisis in Rajasthan after Speaker CP Joshi disagreed with the outcome in Rajasthan High Court.

20 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

19 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: CM Ashok Gehlot meets MLAs in Jaipur

Marking yet another development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday met his loyalist MLAs in Jaipur.

18 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

In what marked BJP's full-blown entry into the raging political crisis in Rajasthan, the party on Saturday held a press conference demanding a CBI probe to know if phones of leaders were being tapped.

17 Jul 2020

No action against Pilot camp till Tuesday: Rajasthan-HC to Speaker

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.

17 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh
Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

15 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

04 Jun 2019

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot blames Sachin Pilot for his son's defeat

They say, success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. The same holds true for the Rajasthan unit of Congress.

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.

03 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.

03 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways

After the Narendra Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman has become the new defense minister, the first woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi.

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.