Thawarchand Gehlot

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A brief biography

As in 2019, May

May 31, 2019: The Times of India

Born: May 18, 1948

Experience: 4 Lok Sabha Terms

An easily recognised schedule caste face in BJP, Gehlot played a crucial role in containing discontentment in the SC community over the amendment of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. He was minister for social justice and empowerment then and has been rewarded with a continued run as cabinet ministerThe 71-year-old Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh joined the Bharatiya Jan Sangh in 1962. He spent 10 months in jail for participating in the 1968-71 workers’ agitation and was also detained during the Emergency.

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