A prominent Scheduled Caste leader, Thaawar Chand Gehlot took charge of the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment for a second consecutive term on Friday. He had held the same porfolio in the last Narendra Modi cabinet.
Gehlot started his political journey as a student leader. He has been a member of the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from Shajapur constituency. At present, he serves as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
He is an Arts graduate from the Vikram University in Ujjain and has a long association with the RSS, ABVP and the BJP. Before his ministerial stint, he headed the BJP’s Scheduled Caste wing and has been the president of BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit.
Updated Date: May 31, 2019 22:52:31 IST