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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Olympian finds a place

Jaipur Rural MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore   | Photo Credit: R_V_Moorthy

Jaipur Rural MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was made a Minister of State on Sunday, retired as a colonel from the Grenadiers Regiment of the Army.

In 2004, he won a Silver for the Double Trap shooting event at the Athens Olympics. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2005.

Last year, Rathore was instrumental in organising a massive conference of defence veterans in Haryana. The 44-year old is a prominent youth icon in the Rajasthan unit of the party and is considered close to Narendra Modi.

He hails from Jaisalmer in the Thar desert. A giant killer, he trounced the then Union Minister C.P. Joshi from the Congress in the Lok Sabha election earlier this year by more than three lakh votes.


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