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Rajnath Singh rose from a Swayamsevak in the RSS to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and also served as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. Jailed during the Emergency, Singh was the president of the BJPs youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
A two-term President, Singh saw the elevation of Narendra Modi as the partys PM candidate and delivered BJPs biggest elections victory in 2014. Since then, as India’s Home Minister, he has ushered in a new phase in the country’s security where both internal and external threats have been minimised. Under Singh, the Red menace from Naxalites and Maoists has been nearly wiped out, and the state of Jammu and Kashmir saw the first local body elections in over a decade. Read on to know more about one of the tallest politicians in present-day India.
In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Rajnath Singh has not only witnessed but also played a significant role in shaping the history of this country. Drawing from a vast amount of research and in-depth interviews, Gautam Chintamanis engaging narrative reveals for the first-time a politician who never shied away from doing the right thing.
About the Author
Gautam Chintamani is a film historian and the author of the bestselling Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna (HarperCollins, 2014), Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: The Film That Revived Hindi Cinema (HarperCollins, 2016) and Pink The Inside Story (HarperCollins, 2017).