Narendra Singh Tomar is an Indian politician, a veteran member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and a three-time Lok Sabha MP. He has served as the cabinet minister in various ministries such as the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, the Ministry of Mines, and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs under the Modi government.
Narendra Singh Tomar was born on Wednesday, 12 June 1957 (age 66 years; as of 2023) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Gemini. In 1979-80, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arts from Govt College Murar, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. My Neta
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Grey
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Narendra Singh Tomar belongs to a Rajput family in Gwalior.
Parents & Siblings
Narendra Singh Tomar’s father’s name is Munshi Singh Tomar, and his mother’s name is Sharda Devi Tomar. His sister, Manju Singh Sikarwar, is a politician.
In 2020, his younger brother, Ajay Pratap Singh Tomar, passed away due to cancer.
Wife & Children
On 6 December 1976, he got married to Kiran Tomar.
He has two sons, Devendra Pratap Singh Tomar, the elder son, and Prabal Pratap Singh Tomar, the younger son. His daughter’s name is Nivedita Tomar.
Permanent address: B-144, Professor Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Party positions held
Narendra Singh Tomar served as the president of the BJP Youth Forum in Gwalior, from 1980 to 1984 In 1983, he took charge as the councillor in the Municipal Corporation, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He served as the Pradesh Mantri of BJPYF in Madhya Pradesh for 2 years, 1984, and 1985. In 1986, he took charge as the State Vice-President of BJPYF in Madhya Pradesh. In 2006, he preceded Satyanarayan Jatiya to become the state party president of BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
Member of Legislative Assembly
In 1998, Narendra Singh Tomar contested the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election from the Gwalior constituency on a ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party and defeated his nearest rival Ashok Kumar Sharma by a margin of 26,358 votes. In 2003, he was re-elected as an MLA from the Gwalior constituency and was appointed as a cabinet minister in the government of Madhya Pradesh. In November 2023, he contested the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election from the Dimani constituency on a ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party and defeated his nearest rival Balveer Singh Dandotiya by a margin of 24,461 votes.
Member of Parliament
In January 2009, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in a by-election; the seat was left vacant after the sitting MP, Laxminarayan Sharma, passed away. In May 2009, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Morena constituency on a ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party and defeated Ramniwas Rawat of the Indian National Congress by 1,00,997 votes. He was then re-elected to the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha from Gwalior and Morena constituencies in 2014 and 2019 respectively.
On 8 December 2003, he took charge as a cabinet minister in the government of Madhya Pradesh in which he served as the minister of various departments such as the Department of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, the Department of Public Relations, the Department of Fisheries, and the Department of Animal Husbandry. In May 2014, Narendra Singh Tomar preceded Sis Ram Ola to take charge as the Minister of Labour and Employment, Beni Prasad Verma to take charge as the Minister of Steel, and Dinsha Patel to take charge as the Minister of Mines in the Modi government.
In July 2016, he was appointed as the Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj. In July 2017, he was given additional charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. On 3 September 2017, he preceded Piyush Goyal to assume office of the Ministry of Mines. In November 2018, he preceded Ananth Kumar to become the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs. On 30 May 2019, he preceded Radha Mohan Singh to take charge as the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
On 18 September 2020, he was assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries after Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the position.
Tomar and his son involved in illegal transactions
In November 2023, a video of Narendra Singh Tomar and his elder son, Devendra Pratap Singh Tomar, went viral on social media in which his son was seen discussing transactions of hundreds of crores involving some mining and land businessmen from Rajasthan and Mohali. The opposition demanded a probe into the matter by the income tax department, the CBI, and the ED to confirm the authenticity of the video.
प्रिय ED, CBI, Income Tax यह वीडियो वायरल हो रहा है। कृपया इसकी सत्यता की जाँच करें। इसमें भाजपा प्रत्याशी और केंद्रीय मंत्री श्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर जी के चिरंजीवी श्री देवेंद्र तोमर करोड़ों रुपये के लेनदेन की बातचीत करते प्रतीत हो रहे हैं।
चुनाव आचार संहिता के बीच ये काले धन की… pic.twitter.com/wR21DmruiH
— Piyush Babele||पीयूष बबेले (@BabelePiyush) November 5, 2023
Later, Tomar in a statement claimed that his son had previously asked for a police investigation into these “false videos” and had insisted that the CFSL agencies look into the videos to uncover the truth and “expose the conspiracy.” The Wire
आज सोशल मीडिया पर एक कूट रचित वीडियो मेरे बेटे से संबंधित वायरल किया गया है। यह एक सुनियोजित षड्यंत्र का हिस्सा है जो चुनाव के समय विपक्ष के द्वारा जनता को भ्रमित करने के उद्देश्य से चलाया जा रहा है।
— Narendra Singh Tomar (@nstomar) November 14, 2023
- Cash: Rs. 1,50,000
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 57,61,953
- Personal loans/advance given: Rs. 61,89,000
- Jewellery: Rs. 1,05,000
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 40,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 38,00,000
Narendra Singh Tomar’s net worth for the year 2019 was estimated to be Rs. 1.45 crores.
- His political career began as a student leader. In 1979, he was elected as the president of the student union at Government College Murar.
- In 2006, he was given the nickname ‘Munna Bhaiya’ by Babulal Gaur, the 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- In his leisure time, he enjoys watching movies and gardening.
- He enjoys travelling and has visited various countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the U.A.E., and the U.K.
- In May 2022, was ranked among the top-performing Ministers in the Union Cabinet with a score of 6.83 according to an IANS-CVoter survey. This was mainly due to the progressive agricultural practices and record grain production during his tenure as the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The Times of India
- In July 2023, he was appointed as the convenor of the State Election Management Committee for the 2023 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly polls. The Hindu
- On 5 December 2023, Narendra Singh Tomar resigned as a Member of Parliament and from the Union Cabinet Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare after winning the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. The Free Press Journal