Thawarchand Gehlot to replace Arun Jaitley as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha
Considered close to PM Narendra Modi, Thawarchand Gehlot, one of the most significant faces from the Scheduled Caste (SC), used to be previously deputed as the central observer for the BJP in Gujarat.
Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha. He will substitute former Union Minister Arun Jaitley.
A prominent Dalit face of the BJP, Thawarchand Gehlot is the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in Narendra Modi cabinet. He has held the portfolio when you consider that 2014.
Thawarchand Gehlot’s appointment as the Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha comes after Arun Jaitley’s request to step down from key positions in view of his health.
During his stint as minister during first Modi government, Thawarchand Gehlot had scripted countless schemes for the welfare of the deprived sections of the society as well as for the physically-challenged people.
Born in Rupeta village in Nagda tehsil of Ujjain district on May 18, 1948, Thawarchand Gehlot graduated from Vikram University, Ujjain.
Thawarchand Gehlot represented the Shajapur Lok Sabha seat between 1996 and 2009. Following delimitation, Shajapur constituency ceased to exist and Dewas constituency came into being in 2008.
In 2009, Thawarchand Gehlot lost the Lok Sabha poll to Congress chief Sajjan Singh Verma, who is presently a minister in the Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh government.
The BJP leader grew to become a Rajya Sabha member in 2012 and used to be re-elected to the Upper House of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh in 2018. His Rajya Sabha term will end in 2024.
Considered close to PM Narendra Modi, Thawarchand Gehlot, one of the most major faces from the Scheduled Caste (SC), was once before deputed as the central observer for the BJP in Gujarat.
Thawarchand Gehlot used to be additionally the common secretary in-charge of the BJP in the country wide capital as nicely as Karnataka, and also headed the party’s Scheduled Caste cell.
Thawarchand Gehlot is currently a member of the BJP’s parliamentary board.