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65-year-old Santosh Gangwar makes his way to Modi cabinet

65-year-old Santosh Gangwar has been a Lok Sabha member since 1989 barring 2009, when he lost by a narrow margin.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:May 27, 2014, 8:42 AM IST
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65-year-old Santosh Gangwar makes his way to Modi cabinet
65-year-old Santosh Gangwar has been a Lok Sabha member since 1989 barring 2009, when he lost by a narrow margin.

65-year-old Santosh Gangwar has been a Lok Sabha member since 1989 barring 2009, when he lost by a narrow margin.

He was the chief whip of BJP in 14th Lok Sabha. This time he has won from Bareilly by a margin of over two lakh votes. Gangwar, who is associated with social work and active politics for over three decades, was jailed during the Emergency.

He also 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.

He earlier held ministerial posts at the Centre as Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas with additional charge of Parliament Affairs. He was also Minister of State of Science and Technology.

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