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Santosh Gangwar

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Santosh Gangwar born 1 November 1948 is a Minister of State for Finance in the Government of India1 He is a Member of Parliament 16th Lok Sabha, former minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party BJP He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date except 2009-2014 He was also the chief whip of the party in 14th Lok Sabha He faced defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections, 2009 by a very narrow margin He has been elected as Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha He won by a margin of over 24 lakh votes over his rival candidate in 2014 general election

Gangwar is associated with social work and active politics for over three decades


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Countries Visited
  • 4 Positions Held
  • 5 Other work
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early lifeedit

Born on November 1, 1948 in Bareilly, Santosh Kumar Gangwar has been an alumnus of the Agra University and the Rohilkhand University in Uttar Pradesh from where he completed his B Sc and LLB Degrees2

Before joining politics, Gangwar was actively involved in the establishment of the Urban Cooperative Bank in Bareilly and held the position of its chairman since its beginning in the year 1996 In Bareilly, he has been given credit for getting several projects executed for public use such as Chaupla Railway over-bridge, state-of-the-art library and mini bye pass, etc Married to Saubhagya Gangwar, he is blessed with two children one son and one daughter3 4


Gangwar was jailed during the Emergency for guiding a people's movement against the then Government He served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh State BJP Working Committee and held the position of General Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh BJP Unit in 1996

Gangwar was elected for the first time to the 9th Lok Sabha5 in 1989 from the Bareilly constituency He represented that constituency continuously until 2009 as a BJP Member of Parliament, which involved six successive terms

He has held ministerial posts in the Government of India6 He was Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas with additional charge of Parliament Affairs in 13th Lok Sabha Prior to this, Gangwar was Minister of State of Science and Technology with additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs during October and November 1999

Currently,when He is Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha

He served in as Minister of State for Textiles from 26 May 2014 to 5 July 2016, after which he was sworn in as Minister of State for Finance7

Gangwar forayed into national politics in the year 1989, when he got elected from Bareilly in the 9th Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket In 1996, Gangwar became the General Secretary of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit Later, he kept on winning from the same constituency and remained an MP in the next six successive terms till 2009 In the 14th Lok Sabha, he was the chief whip of his party, but in the year 2009 elections for 15th Lok Sabha, he had to face defeat by a narrow margin8

Countries Visitededit

France, Japan, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, UAE, UK, USA and China

Positions Heldedit

  • 1989 onwards Member, State Working Committee, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP,Uttar Pradesh
  • 1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
  • 1990 Member, Committee on Privileges
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Transport and Tourism
  • 1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha 2nd term
  • 1991-96 Whip, BJP Parliamentary Party
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Member, Committee on Estimates Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
  • 1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha 3rd term
  • 1996 onwards General Secretary, BJP, Uttar Pradesh
  • 1996-97 Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
  • 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha 4th term
  • 1998-99 Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas with additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs
  • 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha 5th term
Special Invitee, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
  • Oct-Nov 1999 Union Minister of State, Science & Technology in addition, assisted Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  • 22 Nov 1999- 29 Jan 2003 Union Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas; and additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs
  • 29 Jan 2003-24 May 2003 Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • 24 May 2003- 8 Sept 2003 Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs; Labour
  • 8 Sept 2003- May 2004 Union Minister of State, Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs
  • 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha 6th term
Chief Whip, Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha, Member, Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas Member, Business Advisory Committee
  • 5 Aug 2007 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member,Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
  • May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha 7th term
  • 27 May 2014 onwards Union Minister of State Independent Charge Ministry of Textile; Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation9


Other workedit

Gangwar was instrumental in establishing the Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd in Bareilly and was its chairman from its inception in 1996

Under his commitment towards overall development of villages, he has initiated a project in Bareilly on Integrated Rural Development through Co-operative Movement using Animal Husbandry Technologies

He has managed to get the Projects of CHOPULA Railway Over Bridge, Mini Bye Pass and state of Art library Cantt executed as pride milestones for Bareilly

Chairman: i Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bareilly; Member, ii Court of the Aligarh Muslim University; iii Governing Body, Indian Council of Agricultural Research ICAR11


  1. ^ http://wwwbusiness-standardcom/article/politics/profile-meet-the-new-ministers-of-state-for-finance-116070600336_1html
  2. ^ http://wwwelectionsin/political-leaders/santosh-kumar-gangwarhtml#sthash1UfzJ0iBdpuf
  3. ^ http://wwwelectionsin/government/cabinet-ministershtml
  4. ^ http://wwwelectionsin/political-leaders/santosh-kumar-gangwarhtml#sthash1UfzJ0iBdpuf
  5. ^ http://16410047132/LssNew/Members/briefbioprofilesaspxmpsno=131
  6. ^ http://wwwelectionsin/government/cabinet-ministershtml
  7. ^ "Aadhaar law will ensure Direct Benefit Transfer reaches genuine beneficiaries: FM Jaitley", Daily News and Analysis, 15 July 2016 
  8. ^ http://wwwelectionsin/political-leaders/santosh-kumar-gangwarhtml#sthash1UfzJ0iBdpuf
  9. ^ http://wwwndtvcom/people/minister-of-state-independent-charge-santosh-gangwar-564063
  10. ^ http://16410047132/LssNew/Members/Biographyaspxmpsno=131
  11. ^ http://indiagovin/my-government/indian-parliament/santosh-kumar-gangwar

External linksedit

  • Official biography from Parliament of India records

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