Rao Inderjit Singh
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for
Statistics and Programme Implementation
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Preceded byD. V. Sadananda Gowda
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Preceded bySrikanth Kumar Jena
Succeeded byV K Singh
Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Succeeded byMansukh L. Mandaviya
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Planning
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Minister of State for Corporate Affairs
Assumed office
9 July 2021
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byConstituency esablished
In office
Preceded bySudha Yadav
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
In office
Preceded byCol. Rao Ram Singh
Succeeded bySudha Yadav
Personal details
Born (1951-02-11) 11 February 1951 (age 73)
Rewari, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Indian National Congress (until April 2014)
SpouseManita Singh
EducationHindu College, University of Delhi
Alma materFaculty of Law, University of Delhi
OccupationPolitical & Social Worker, Agriculturist, Lawyer
WebsiteRao Inderjit Singh
As of 28 March, 2009
Source: [Biodata]

Rao Inderjit Singh is an Indian politician and a Minister of State in the Government of India. He is also a member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. He represents the Gurgaon constituency in Haryana and is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2][3] He is also a descendant of Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter and a ruler of the historical state of Ahirwal with capital at Rewari (first capital Tijara later shifted to Rewari).

Early life

Rao is born in Royal family of Erstwhile State of Rewari (Ahirwal) and is the son of Maharaja Rao Birendra Singh, who served as a second Chief Minister of Haryana.[4] Rao studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar[5] and the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi where he took a law degree. He is descendant of Raja Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter of India's first war of independence in 1857.[6]

Political career

Rao Inderjit Singh addressing at the inauguration of the National Workshop on Urban Development to discuss the major urban sector reforms and six new initiatives with States and UTs, in New Delhi.

Haryana Legislative Assembly

Rao was an MLA in the Haryana assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977. From 1982 to 1987 he was a provincial Minister of State responsible for Food and civil supplies.[7]

Parliamentary Positions in the Lok Sabha
# From To Position Party
1. 1998 1999 Member of Parliament in 12th Lok Sabha from Mahendragarh INC
2. 2004 2009 Member of Parliament in 14th Lok Sabha from Mahendragarh INC
3. 2009 2014 Member of Parliament in 15th Lok Sabha from Gurgaon INC
5. 2014 2019 Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha from Gurgaon BJP
6. 2019 Incumbent Member of Parliament in 17th Lok Sabha from Gurgaon BJP

He was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament in 1998, serving in the parliaments of 1998-1999, 2004–2009. From 1991 to 1996 he served as Cabinet Minister for the Environment, Forest, Medical and Technical Education, then as Minister of State for External Affairs (2004–2006) and as Minister of State for Defense Production from 2006 to 2009. Since 2009 he has chaired the Parliamentary Information technology committee.

Union minister

Singh became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation and Planning in May 2019.[8]

Shooting career

Rao Inderjit 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.[9]


Against Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Rao Inderjit Singh, who hails from South Haryana, alleged that the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was developing his own constituency Rohtak at the cost of other parts of the state. He presented the data procured through RTI to support his allegation: Out of a total of 5,135 announcements of schemes in Haryana, 2,045 were for the three districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat that comprise areas of Hooda's own constituency and that of his son Deepender Singh Hooda. Of the 3,356 completed schemes, 1,560 were from these three districts.[10][11] On 23 September 2013, he resigned from Congress.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh hits out at detractors". indianexpress.com.
  2. ^ HT correspondent (20 February 2014). "Yogendra Yadav to shift base from Delhi to Gurgaon". Hindustan Times. No. daily. Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Former Shooter, Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh Gets Ministry of Statistics and Programmme Implementation Along with Planning". 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "List of Haryana Chief Ministers from November 1, 1966 till date". The Indian Express. Express News Service. 21 October 2014. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ Gayatri, Geetanjali (26 June 2005). "Himachal Pradesh Residential schools: Smart learning". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 29 November 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Rao Inderjit Singh Profile" (PDF). niti.gov.in. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ R.K. Jasbir Singh (2007). Indian defence year book. Natraj Publishers. p. 595. ISBN 9788186857113. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  8. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  9. ^ Rao Inderjit Singh Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Chander Suta Dogra (5 March 2013). "Rao Inderjit Singh's move may give impetus to new alignments". The Hindu.
  11. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana". tribuneindia.com.
  12. ^ "Vadra baiter Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjeet Singh quits Congress". Zee News. 23 September 2013.
Lok Sabha Preceded byCol.(Retd.) Rao Ram Singh Member of Parliamentfor Mahendragarh 1998 – 1999 Succeeded bySudha Yadav Preceded bySudha Yadav Member of Parliamentfor Mahendragarh 2004– 2008 Succeeded byN/AConstituency split betweenBhiwani-Mahendragarh and Gurgaon constituencies Preceded byN/AConstituency created from Mahendragarh and Faridabad constituencies Member of Parliamentfor Gurgaon 2009 – Present Incumbent Political offices Preceded bySrikant Kumar Jena(Minister of State withIndependent charge) Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation(Minister of State withIndependent charge) 26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014 Succeeded byV K Singh(Minister of State withIndependent charge) Preceded byD. V. Sadananda Gowda Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation(Minister of State withIndependent charge) 30 May 2019 – Present Incumbent