Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (born 3rd October 1967) is an Indian politician from Jodhpur, Rajasthan who is currently serving as Union Cabinet Minister in Ministry of Jal Shakti, India. He is a member of parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) representing Jodhpur in the Lok Sabha. Gajendra singh Shekhawat is also National General Secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha, the farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party.
He was born into a Rajput family with roots in Mahroli Village of Sikar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. His father, Shankar Singh Shekhawat, was a senior government officer in the public health department (PHED)and travelled on frequent assignments across the state, so Shekhawat was educated at several different schools. He received a Master of arts and Master of Philosophy from (JNVU) Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Shekhawat began his political career in student politics when in 1992 he was elected as president of the Student Union at JNVU University, gaining more votes than any other previous Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad supporter.
He was elected as a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014, with the highest ever winning margin (4,10,051 votes) from the constituency of Jodhpur.
He defeated Vaibhav Gehlot, the son of Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from Jodhpur by a margin of 2.74 lakh votes in 2019 Indian general elections. Shekhawat became the Minister of Jal Shakti on 31 May 2019.