Modi 3.0: Rajasthan has three ministers in new Indian government, one in each rank

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the representative from Rajasthan in the Union cabinet

Modi 3.0: Rajasthan has three ministers in new Indian government, one in each rank
BJP candidate from Jodhpur constituency Gajendra Singh Shekhawat shows his certificate after winning the Lok Sabha elections, in Jodhpur, on 4 June, 2024. PTI

In the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajasthan got three ministerial positions in the ranks of Cabinet, Minister of State (Independent Charge) and Minister of State.


1. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Rank: Cabinet


Born on 3 October 1967, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is from Rajasthan who held the position of Union Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Jal Shakti. He represents Jodhpur in the Lok Sabha as a member of the BJP.

Shekhawat’s political journey began in 1992 when he was elected president of the Student Union at JNVU University, outpacing all previous Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad candidates. He subsequently rose to become the National General Secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers’ wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and held a position on the Rajasthan State Executive of the BJP.

In the 16th Lok Sabha elections of 2014, Shekhawat secured his seat with an unprecedented victory margin of 410,051 votes from Jodhpur. A notable highlight of his tenure was the expansion of Jodhpur Airport, addressing a long-standing demand of the region spanning 18 years.

Shekhawat is also renowned for his social media presence, being the most followed Indian politician on Quora, with over 83,749 followers. His answers on Quora have garnered more than 8 million views. Additionally, he has chaired the Fellowship Committee, served on the All India Council of Sports (AICS), and been a member of the Standing Committee on Finance.