Hanuman Beniwal

Summary

Hanuman Beniwal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019 (2019-05-23)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byC R Chaudhary
ConstituencyNagaur
Member of the Legislative Assembly
In office
2008 to 2019
Succeeded byNarayan Beniwal
ConstituencyKhinvsar
National Convener of Rastriya Loktantrik Party
Assumed office
2018
President, Student Union, Rajasthan University
In office
1997–1998
Personal details
Born (1972-03-02) 2 March 1972 (age 49)
Barangaon, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Political partyRashtriya Loktantrik Party
Other political
affiliations
Bhartiya Janta Party
(till 2013)
Spouse(s)
Kanika Beniwal
(m. 2009)
Children2
ResidenceRajasthan House, New Delhi-
EducationB.A. L.L.B. in 1998
Alma materRajasthan University
OccupationSocial Worker, Agriculturist

Hanuman Beniwal (born 2 March 1972) is an Indian politician serving as the Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Nagaur since 2019. He is founding member and National Convenor of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party in 29 Oct 2018 in Jaipur.[1][2] He is also former President of the University of Rajasthan Jaipur.[citation needed]


Early life

Beniwal was born on 2 March 1972 to Ram Dev and Mohini Devi in Barangaon village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan.[3] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rajasthan University in 1993. He did L.L.B. in 1998.[4] He married Kanika Beniwal on 9 December 2009, with whom he has a son and a daughter.[3]

Career

Beniwal was suspended from the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 2013 after his accusations on party members of having connection with the leaders of the rival Indian National Congress. He successfully organised five Kisan Hunkar Maha Rallies in Nagaur, Barmer, Bikaner, Sikar, Jaipur and launched a political party called Rashtriya Loktantrik Party with an election symbol of "Bottle" in Jaipur on 29 October 2018.[5]

Beniwal is a farming leader in Nagaur and won his assembly seat third time as a candidate of his own party RLP. In 2013 he was an Independent candidate and defeated his rival BJP candidate by 23,020 votes. In 2008 he was a BJP candidate and defeated his rival BSP candidate by 24,443 votes.[6]

Yunus Khan

Beniwal accused cabinet minister Yunus Khan of helping alleged gangster Anandpal Singh escape police custody after the alleged gangster helped him win the Assembly election in 2013. He demanded a CBI inquiry.[7]

Rajasthan University

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest at Rajasthan University in 2015, demanding action against the police for "excessive brutality". The agitation was held a day after the police -charged a group of students protesting an attack on Beniwal. The students were organising a peaceful rally when the police charged. Many NSUI students were injured. The NSUI office was raided. Around 500 students under the banner ‘Kisaan Yuva Aakrosh Rally’ had assembled to protest the alleged attack on Beniwal. The procession turned violent when police tried to contain them on campus, resulting in stone pelting by the students. The police resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse them. This led to vandalism and chaos, injuring 30 students and 18 policemen.[8]

Assembly protest

On 25 April 2017, after Beniwal's questions were cancelled by speaker Kailash Meghwal since they were related to three separate departments, the former protested against the speaker by go to the well and tearing up his papers, drawing criticism from Parliament Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore and the speaker.[9][10][11]

Farmer protest

In 2020, Beniwal joined the protest against the farmer bills, calling it 'Anti-Farmers'.[12] He went on to say that if he had been present in the Lok Sabha, he would have torn the farm bills.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Hanuman Beniwal floats a new political party in Rajasthan". The Hindu. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal floats new party, calls for third front government in Rajasthan". Hindustan Times. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Members : Lok Sabha". 164.100.47.194. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Hanuman Beniwal(Rashtriya Loktantrik Party):Constituency- NAGAUR(RAJASTHAN) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". www.myneta.info. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Rajasthan crisis: BJP ally Hanuman Beniwal announces support to Sachin Pilot". Tribune. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Khinvsar Elections Results 2018, Current MLA, Candidate List of Assembly Elections in Khinvsar, Rajasthan". www.elections.in. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Rajasthan: MLA accuses minister of helping 'gangster' escape". The Indian Express. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Rajasthan University violence: NSUI seeks action against police". Hindustan Times. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Raj MLA protests in Assembly, draws Speaker's ire". Outlook. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  10. ^ PTI (25 April 2017). "Rajasthan MLA protests in Assembly, draws Speaker's ire". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  11. ^ Feeds, P. T. I. (25 April 2017). "Raj MLA protests in Assembly, draws Speaker's ire". India.com. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  12. ^ PTI (13 December 2020). "BJP Ally Hanuman Beniwal Calls Farm Laws 'Anti-Farmers', Joins Farmers' Protest In Rajasthan". Outlook. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  13. ^ ANI (12 December 2020). "Six states report surge in daily new Covid-19 cases: Health Ministry". The Economic Times. Retrieved 1 March 2021.


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