Thawar Chand Gehlot

Thawar Chand Gehlot

Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Indian Politician. Currently serving as Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment. Present leader of Rajya Sabha. And, Member of Parliamentary Board. As well as, member of Central Election Committee. Servings his 5 term as MP on BJP ticket.

He is General Secretary of BJP. Formely represented Shajapur seat in Lokasabha.

Early Life

Born on May 18, 1948 in Rupeta village, Ujjain. Thawar Chand Gehlot was born in Dalit family. Father, Sh. Ramlalji Gehlot . Mother, Smt. Suman Rai.


Completed his B.A. from Vikram University, Ujjain, MP. He was awarded doctorate degree from DBAS University, MP.

Political Career

Started political journey as student leader. Then, he become incharge of BJP SC morcha. Insured, Social & Economic development of backward classes. Soon, served as MLA from Madhya Pradesh from 1980-93. Thereafter, appointed as Vice-president of BJYM MP. Thereby, elected to Madhya Pradesh Assembly thrice.

Member of Parliament

Also, served as MP from 1996-2009 from Shajapur. But, lost election in 2009. Meanwhile, held several Ministerial Portfolios in Madhya Pradesh government. Indeed, Thawar Chand Gehlot was part of various committees on SC-ST. In 2013, he was elected to Rajya Sabha. After becoming cabinet minister, he wished to work for Backward classes.


Apart from Politics

He is interested in writing articles. Therefore, he published journals in Vidhayani. Further, he is involve in Social Work. And, has worked to remove Social ill & Conservatism. Moreover, Thawar Chand Gehlot works for exploited class via Balai Samaj.

What we can learn from Thawar Chand Gehlot

1. Being Dalit, he never used Dalit card for political benefit. Which shows his Kindness & Generosity.
2. Born in Dalit family, never restricted him from Achieving big. Infact, he used Dalit circumstances as a inspiration.
3. He dedicated his entire political career for Dalits. He ensured the development of Dalits via his policies.
4. Welfare of Dalits & Society has kept him going on. At the age of 71 , his energy is far better than youths. Thats why PM Modi added Thawar Chand Gehlot at age of 71.
5. Very honest & Kind Politician. In his long career , he was never involved in Controversies.
6. Being elected 5 times from a constituency, reflection of his good works. Furthermore, he has earned everyone’s faith in his constituency.

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