Rao Inderjit Singh is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who is currently serving in the second Narendra Modi government as Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, and the Ministry of Planning. Singh was earlier a member of the Indian National Congress party.
Singh has served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, as Minister of State for Defense Production, and as Minister of State for External Affairs at the national level. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee.
Singh was born on February 11, 1950 in Rewari, Punjab now Haryana to Rao Birender Singh and Rani Chandra Prabha. He studied at the Lawrence School in Sanawar and got an LL.B degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He is married to Manita Singh and has two daughters with her. He is also a descendant of Raja Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter of India's first war of independence in 1857.
Singh was an MLA in the Haryana assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977 and from 1982 to 1987 he was a provincial Minister of State responsible for Food and civil supplies. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Forest, Medical and Technical Education.
In 1998 he was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Mohindergarh on a Congress ticket, and in 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha from the same seat. He was Minister of State for External Affairs from 2004 to 2006, and then as Minister of State for Defense Production from 2006 to 2009. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the new seat of Gurgaon in 2009 winning 278,516 votes in a contest with 23 other candidates.
Then in 2014, he was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket after he resigned from the Congress and joined the former. He was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning on May 26, 2014, and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers from September 3, 2017 to May 30, 2019.
In 2019, Singh was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha after winning again from Gurgaon, and he was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, and the Ministry of Planning.
Singh was a member of the Indian shooting Team from 1990 to 2003 and won a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. He was also a National Champion in Skeet for three consecutive years and won three gold medals in the SAF Games.
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