|Minister of Minority Affairs of Rajasthan | Member of Rajasthan Assembly|
|Assumed office |
25 December 2018
|Preceded by||Shaitan Singh|
|Succeeded by||Shaitan Singh|
1 February 1977
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Parent(s)||Gazi Fakeer (father)|
|Residence(s)||Bhagu Ka Gaon, Jaisalmer|
|Cabinet||Third Ashok Gehlot ministry|
Shale Mohammad also known as Mohammad Saleh (born 1 February 1977) is an Indian politician serving as the Cabinet Minister of Minority Affairs of the state of Rajasthan since 2018. He belongs to the Indian National Congress party.
Mohammad's father is Gazi Fakir, who is a Muslim religious leader. Fakir is influential amongst the Sindhi Muslims.
In 2000, Mohammad became the head of Jaisalmer Panchayat samiti at the age of 23.
In 2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, Mohammad was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Shaitan Singh by a margin of approximately 35,000 votes. In 2008 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, he won from the newly created Pokhran assembly constituency by a margin of 339 votes. However, he lost to Shaitan Singh in the next election.
In 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, Mohammad was pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Mahant Pratap Puri. Pratap Puri is a Hindu saint and is the mahant (chief priest) of Taratara sect. According to political observers, by fielding the mahant against Mohammad, the party was trying to fight anti-incumbency by polarising the Hindu voters. Mohammad defeated Pratap Puri by a margin of 872 votes.
Subsequently, Mohammad was made a cabinet minister in the third Gehlot ministry and became the first ever politician from Jaisalmer district to get a ministry. He took charge over the ministry of Minority affairs, and took oath on 25 December 2018.
In August 2013, an FIR was lodged against Mohammad for allegedly issuing threats to IPS officer Pankaj Choudhary following an argument at a petrol pump.