Virendra Kumar Khatik


Virendra Kumar Khatik
Virendra Kumar addressing at the closing ceremony of a Seminar on Technology Partnerships for POSHAN Abhiyaan - ‘TECH-THON’, organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, in New Delhi.JPG
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Assumed office
7 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byThawar Chand Gehlot
Pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha
In office
17 June 2019 – 19 June 2019
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byKamal Nath
Minister of State for Women and Child Development
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterManeka Gandhi
Preceded byKrishna Raj
Succeeded byDebasree Chaudhuri
Minister of State for Minority Affairs
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterMukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Preceded byMukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Succeeded byKiren Rijiju
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
1 June 2009
Preceded byNathu Ram Ahirwar
In office
Preceded byAnand Ahirwar
Succeeded byBhupendra Singh
Personal details
Born (1954-02-27) 27 February 1954 (age 67)
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyBJP
Spouse(s)Kamal Khatik
ResidenceTikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh[1]
Alma materDr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh[1]
As of 18 June, 2019
Source: [1]

Virendra Kumar Khatik (born 27 February 1954) is an Indian politician serving as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. He is a Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Tikamgarh.[1] He is an MP since 1996 and was a member in the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha.

Kumar taking charge as the Minister of State for Minority Affairs, in the presence of the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Shri Ameising Luikham, in New Delhi on September 04, 2017.

He was also the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Labour and a Member of the General Purpose Committee. He was chosen as the Pro-tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha in June 2019.[2]

Personal life

Khatik was born in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh on 27 February 1954. From fifth standard onwards, he studied at Dr. Hari Singh Gour University from where he did his PhD in 2007.[3][1]

He is married to Kamal Khatik with whom he has a son and a daughter.[3] Former cabinet minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar is his brother-in-law.[3]

Political career

In the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Lok Sabha, he represented the Sagar constituency of Madhya Pradesh between 1996 and 2009. In the 15th, 16th, and 17th Lok Sabha, he represented the Tikamgarh constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He held different posts in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), and the political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[3]

He became Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in Second Modi ministry when cabinet overhaul happened.[4]

External links

  • Members of Fourteenth Lok Sabha - Parliament of India website


  1. ^ a b c d e "Virendra Kumar(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- TIKAMGARH(MADHYA PRADESH) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "India Today".
  3. ^ a b c d "A complete profile of modis new minister virendra kumar khatik | वीरेंद्र कुमार ने ली मंत्री पद की शपथ, जानिए उनका सफरनामा". 3 September 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Modi cabinet rejig: Full list of new ministers". India Today. Retrieved 7 July 2021.