Thawar Chand Gehlot
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha, MP, BJP, Rupeta, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Thawar Chand Gehlot was the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and Leader of the House, MP, Rajya Sabha from BJP, Madhya Pradesh. He was born on 18th May 1948 to Ramlalji Gehlot to Suman Bai in Rupeta(Nagda) village of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Thawar has completed his Graduation B.A. from Vikram University Ujjain, Vikram College Khachraud in 1976, D.Lite from Dr. B. R. Abmedkar Social Science University, Ambedkar Nagar (Mahu) Madhya Pradesh in 2016.
Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot is an Indian politician who currently serves as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Modi ministry. He is the most noticeable face of BJP for the Scheduled Castes. He represents the constituency of Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh. He was born in Rupeta village on May 18, 1948. The village is situated in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. Gehlot pursued his B.A. Educated at Vikram University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Ujjain. He got married to Anita Gehlot on 1st May 1965 and the couple has a daughter and three sons. Gehlot started his political journey as a student leader.
Thawar started his political journey with the RSS(Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). From 1962-1977, he was the Nagar Karyavahak of R.S.S. Shakha in Nadga Junction, Distt. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and was the Secretary of R.S.S. Shakha, Nagda Junction, Distt. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
From 1967-1975, he was the Secretary of Chemical Shramik Sangh affiliated to Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and was served as Treasurer of Grasim Engineering Shramik Sangh affiliated to Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.
From 1968-1971, Thawar was detained several times in connection with the workers’ movement and also remained in judicial custody for about 10 months in Bhairavgarh, Distt. Ujjain.
From 1975-1976, Thawar was detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A. ) in Bhairavgarh, District jail, Ujjain during an Emergency.
Thawar Chand joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 1977, Thawar Chand Gehlot was the General-Secretary and Vice-President of Bhartiya Janata Party till 1980.
Thawar was the MLA Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly till 1996. Three terms were 1980-84, 1990-92, and 1993-96. Also, he was the Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Sansadiya Sangh from 1983-96.
In 1982, He was detained in connection with political agitations in Ujjain, Bhopal, and Delhi. Thawar has represented Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (B.P.S.T.).
In 1990, He was the Member of Committee on Estimates, Member of Labour Advisory Committee, Minister of State, Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Panchayat, and Rural Development, Antyodaya Programme and Implementation of 20-Point Programme, Government of Madhya Pradesh till 1992.
In 1996, Gehlot was elected to Member of Parliament Lok Sabha from Shajapur constituency. Later he became a Member of the Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Also, he served as the Member of Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Labour till 1997.
In 1998, He was re-elected to Member of Parliament Loksabha from Shajapur seat. He defeated Sajjansingh Verma of INC. In 1999, He was again elected to Loksabha. Later Whip of B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha. He was a Member of the Committee on Agriculture till 2000. He was the Member of the Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes till 2001.
In 2000, he was the Member of the Committee on the Empowerment of Women till 2001. he was the Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs and Member, Business Advisory Committee till 2004.
In 2002, He was appointed as National Secretary of BJP and served this post till May 2004. He was appointed as Vice President of BJP and was the Incharge of North East (Excluding Assam), in 2004.
In 2004, thawar was the Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term) from the Shajapur seat. Later, he became a Member of the Committee on Official Language and Member of the Committee on Labour. In 2007, He became a Member of the Standing Committee on Labour.
In April 2012, He was elected to Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha. He was Member of Committee on Labour & Member of Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways from May 2012 – May 2014 and Aug. 2012 – May 2014.
In Aug 2012 he became a Member of the Central Advisory Committee for Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare (BOCW). On 27 May 2014, Thawar became Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
In 2018, Thawar Chand was Re-elected to Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha(Second Term) of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), Madhya Pradesh, India.
Gehlot’s literary interests are prominent in the articles contributed by him for ‘Vidhayani’. ‘Vidhayani’ is a quarterly journal published by the legislative assembly of Madhya Pradesh. Gehlot works for the exploited classes through the organization called ‘Balai Samaj’.
Dreams of SC youth will get a new flight, will become entrepreneurs.
Service in Pandemic COVID-19
Mother of India. NBCFDC distributed ration kits to the families of poor children affected by the corona pandemic on 26.09.2020 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji at Basti Development Center, Dhobighat, Kalyan Puri Delhi
A one-day awareness session was conducted with parents, youth & children on substanceuse and its effects on the body in Chamba district.