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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat | Massive Earth Summit 2018

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is an Indian politician from Rajasthan who is currently serving as Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He is a member of parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) representing Jodhpur in the Lok Sabha. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is also National General Secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmer’s wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party.

He received a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He began his political career in student politics when in 1992 he was elected as president of the Student Union at JNVU University, gaining more votes than any other previous Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad supporter.

Before entering electoral politics, he held positions in many forums and organizations; he was the co-convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Sangh Parivar and the General Secretary of Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, an organization dedicated to strengthening national security by developing border towns and villages. As General Secretary, he was instrumental in building a second line of defense that consisted of civilians residing near the border area of Rajasthan. He was also instrumental in furthering the impact of civil defense by setting up 40 schools and four hostels along the Indo-Pak border.