Meet Narendra Singh Tomar, key minister to help realise PM's vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022 vision
Narendra Singh Tomar has been given three ministries in the new Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi. He is now the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
Narendra Singh Tomar has been given three ministries in the new Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi. He is now the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj. As the agriculture and farmers' welfare minister, Tomar will be the key minister to help realise PM Modi's vision of doubling farmer's income by 2022. Tomar is a three-time MP who has been appointed as the Union Cabinet for the second time. Tomar has certainly come a long way in politics after starting as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader in the early 1980s.
Tomar had conducted the ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament when Narendra Modi was unanimously elected by the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) constituent parties as their leader after may 23, when the Lok Sabha election results 2019 were announced.
Tomar was born on June 12, 1957 at Murar in Gwalior district. He was the president of the Gwalior unit of the BJP youth wing from 1980-84. Tomar started his political career as a councilor in 1983. He made it to the Madhya Pradesh assembly in 1998 and also served as a minister in the BJP government in the state from 2003-2007.
Later, Tomar was appointed as state BJP president. After having a brief stint as a Rajya Sabha member, Tomar was elected to the Lok Sabha from Morena of Madhya Pradesh in 2009. In2014 Lok Sabha polls, Tomar had won from Gwalior and was made a cabinet minister. He headed several ministries in the first Modi government, including mines, steel, labour and employment and rural development and panchayati raj.
Narendra Singh Tomar returned to Morena in the 2019 election and won by a margin of over 1.13 lakh votes.
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