S. P. Singh Baghel

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Satya Pal Singh Baghel (एस० पी० सिंह बघेल)
Minister of State for Law and Justice
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterKiren Rijiju
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
May 2019
Preceded byRam Shankar Katheria
Personal details
Born (1960-06-21) 21 June 1960 (age 61)
Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2014 - present)
Other political
Spouse(s)Madhu Baghel
Children1 Daughter and 1 Son
As of 16 May 2014
Source: [1]

Satya Pal Singh Baghel (एस० पी० सिंह बघेल) (born 21 June 1960) is an Indian politician and current Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in Second Modi ministry. A member of Bharatiya Janata Party, he got elected to 17th Lok Sabha from Agra. He previously was a member of Samajwadi Party, in which he got elected to Lok Sabha thrice and to Rajya Sabha once as a member of Bahujan Samajwadi Party.

Personal life and education[edit]

Baghel was born in Bhatpura, Umari, Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh in 1960. He was born in Gaderia family.[1][2] Currently He is member of Lok Sabha from Agra, which is reserved for Scheduled Castes. His father was Rambhrose Singh and his mother was Ram Shree Devi. Baghel married on 30 November 1989 and has two children. Baghel has a bachelor of law degree, a master's degree in science and a doctoral degree. He attended Maharaja Jiwaji Rao University in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and the Meerut University in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.


In 1998, 1999 and 2004, Baghel represented the Samajwadi Party three times in the Lok Sabha from Jalesar, Uttar Pradesh. After these three terms, Baghel was suspended from his party. He then unsuccessfully contested two Lok Sabha elections as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. In 2014, Baghel was elected to the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) but then in the following election, lost to the Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.[2]

On 3 July 2015, Baghel became president of the BJP OBC Morcha (the "Other Backward Class" wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party).[3][4][1]

In 2017, Baghel became a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 2019, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Agra seat on BJP ticket.

1998 - 1999 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (FIRST TERM), Samajwadi Party
1999 - 2004 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (Second TERM), Samajwadi Party
2004 - 2009 : Member of Parliament from Jalesar (Third TERM), Samajwadi Party
2010 - 2014 : member of Rajya Sabha. Bahujan Samaj Party
2017 - 2019 : M.L.A. from Tundla as BJP member
2017 - 2019 : Cabinet Minister of Livestock, Minor Irrigation and Fisheries in Government of Uttar Pradesh.
2019 - present : Member of Parliament Lok Sabha from Agra (FOURTH TERM but first time as BJP member)
2021 - present :Minister of state for Law and Justice in Union Cabinet Government of India

Public office activities[edit]

In 1998 and 1999, Baghel was a member of committees on subordinate legislation, human resource development and health and family welfare. In 1999 and 2000, he was a member of committees on food, civil supplies and public distribution and an estimates committee. Between 2000 and 2004, he worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs and on a committees on public undertaking, external affairs and member attendance in the House.


  1. 1.0 1.1 OBC Morcha to fight for rights of backward classes Business Standard website.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BJP to play OBC card in 2017 UP polls".
  3. "BJP creates OBC morcha ahead of Bihar election". 4 July 2015.
  4. "With an eye on Bihar, UP polls, BJP forms OBC Morcha to boost electoral fortunes". 4 July 2015.