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Rajnath Singh to be the Defence Minister for the second consecutive term

Sanjay Seth is the new Minister of State for Defence

June 10, 2024 Photo(s): By PIB, X / SethSanjayMP
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

On the back of a successful tenure from 2019-2024, Rajnath Singh has been allocated the portfolio of Ministry of Defence for the second consecutive term by the President, as advised by the Prime Minister. A Member of Parliament from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Rajnath Singh had taken over the responsibility to head Ministry of Defence for the first time on June 1, 2019.

Rajnath Singh was born on July 10, 1951 in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh. He did his Masters in Physics from University of Gorakhpur. He was a teacher by profession. He served as Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1977- 980 and 2001-2003. He was Minister of Education in Govt of Uttar Pradesh in 1991-1992. He served as Minister of Surface Transport in the Union Cabinet from 1999 to 2000.

Sanjay Seth
Minister of State for Defence

Later he became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2000-2002. In 2003, he served as Minister of Agriculture in the Union Cabinet. He was elected to Rajya Sabha for two terms in 1994-1999 and again for 2003-2008. In 2009 he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha. He also served as Member in the Committee on Ethics on October 7, 2009. Rajnath Singh was inducted in the Union Cabinet in the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 27, 2014 as the Minister of Home Affairs. He is married to Smt Savitri Singh and they have two sons.

Sanjay Seth, a Member of Parliament from Ranchi, Jharkhand has been given the portfolio of Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence. Sanjay Seth became an MP from Ranchi for the first time in 2019, and he was a member of Standing Committee on Information Technology. In 2024 also, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Ranchi.