Renuka Singh Saruta
Renuka Singh Saruta in 2021
Minister of State for Tribal Affairs
In office
30 May 2019 – 7 December 2023
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterArjun Munda
Preceded byJasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
Succeeded byBharati Pawar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
23 May 2019 – 7 December 2023
Preceded byKamalbhan Singh Marabi
Minister of Woman & Child Development
Government of Chhattisgarh
In office
7 December 2003 – 18 June 2005
Chief MinisterRaman Singh
Succeeded byLata Usendi
Member of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byGulab Kamro
In office
Preceded byTuleshwar Singh
Succeeded byKhelsai Singh
Personal details
Born (1964-01-05) 5 January 1964 (age 60)
Podi, Koriya district, Madhya Pradesh, India
(now Chhattisgarh, India)
Political partyBhartiya Janata Party
SpouseNarendra Singh
Children2 Son & 2 Daughter
Residence(s)Ramanujnagar, Sarguja, Chhattisgarh, India
ProfessionPolitician, Agriculture

Renuka Singh Saruta (born 5 January 1964) is an Indian politician from Chhattisgarh who currently is a Member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly representing Bharatpur-Sonhat. She previously served as the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs of India from 30 May 2019 to 7 December 2023.[1] She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2]

Political career

Renuka Singh started her political career as a member of the Ramanuj Nagar District Panchayat. Singh also served as the BJP Mandal President in Ramanuj Nagar.[3]

Renuka was first elected to Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly in 2003 and became Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Woman & Child development and Family welfare in Government of Chhattisgarh and again got re-elected in 2008.[4][5] In 2013 Assembly election, she lost to senior Congress leader Khelsai Singh. In the 2019 general election, she again contested against Khelsai Singh and won by margin of 1,57,873 votes and became Union Minister of State of Ministry of Tribal Affairs.[6][7]

She successfully contested the 2023 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election from Bharatpur-Sonhat Assembly constituency, becoming a member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly for the third time.[8]


  1. ^ "Tribal MP Renuka Singh Takes Oath as Minister of State in Modi Cabinet". 30 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Reshuffle: The full list of Modi's new ministers and what they got". The Economic Times. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Inspiring Story Of Renuka Singh - 1st Woman Likely To Be Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh". Zee News. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  4. ^ "MEMBERS OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY". Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, Government of Chhattisgarh. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
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  6. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  7. ^ "Cabinet Ministers of Modi Government: Here's the full list of ministers in the Narendra Modi government of 2019". 31 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Bharatpur-Sonhat Assembly Election Results 2023 Highlights: BJP's Renuka Singh Saruta with 55809 defeats INC's Gulab Kamro". India Today. Retrieved 13 December 2023.