|Full Name||Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala Parshottam Rupala Bio Data|
|Profession(s)||Politician and Agriculturist|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Political Journey||• Life Member, Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP)
• 1988-1991: President, Amreli District BJP
• 1992: Secretary, Gujarat State BJP
• 25 June 2005 to October 2006: General Secretary and Spokesperson, Gujarat State BJP
• 20 October 2006 to 31 January 2010: President, Gujarat State BJP
• 16 March 2010: National Vice President, BJP
• National Convener, Kisan Morcha, BJP
• National Vice President, BJP.
• National In-Charge – Andhra Pradesh State,
• National In-Charge – Goa State
|Date of Birth||1 October 1954 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||67 Years|
|College/University||• Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
• Gujarat University, Gujarat, India
|Educational Qualification(s)||• 1976: He earned a B.Sc. degree from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
• 1977: He completed B.Ed. at Gujarat University, Gujarat, India. Parshottam Rupala Bio Data
|Caste||Patidar community The Hindu|
|Address||Ishwaria (Mahadev), Taluka-District : Amreli – 365601 Gujarat – India. Telephone: 02792 – 240928|
|Hobbies||He is the sports member of the Champion Team of Kabbadi, Saurashtra University, Reading, Travelling, and Listening Folk Songs.|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||1st February 1979|
|Children||He has a daughter and a son.|
|Parents||Father- Khodabhai Madhabhai Rupala
Mother- Hariben Khodabhai Rupala
|Assets/Properties (as of 2019) My Neta||Moveable (worth Rs 4,56,39,288 crores)
• Cash- Rs 15,90,000
• Deposits in Banks- Rs 1,74,60,107
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares- Rs 1,09,43,351
• NSS, Postal Savings- Rs 12,12,059
• LIC or other insurance Policies- Rs 3,00,000
• Personal loans/advance- Rs 63,18,941
• Motor Vehicles- Rs 34,30,807
• Jewellery- Rs 43,84,023
Immovable Assets (worth Rs 2,97,26,266 crores)
Loans from Banks (worth Rs 7,13,024 Lakhs)
|Net Worth (approx.) (as of 2019) My Neta||Rs. 7,46,52,530 (crore)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Parshottam Rupala
Parshottam Rupala is an Indian politician from Gujarat, India. He is given charge of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on 7 July 2021 under the second Narendra Modi ministry cabinet.
- Parshottam Rupala is a member of Rajya Sabha, who represents the Indian state Gujarat under the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
From 1977 to 1983, Parshottam Rupala worked as a school principal in Municipal Girls’ High School at Hamapur, Gujarat, India.
From 1983-1987, Rupala served as the chief officer of the Amreli municipality. From 1988 to 1991, he served as the president of the Amreli district in the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 1992, he was given the charge of Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Amreli district.
- From 19 March 1995 to 20 October 1995, Parshottam Rupala served as a Cabinet Minister on Narmada river for Irrigation and Water Supply in Gujarat. He was re-elected for the same position from 4 November 1995 to 18 September 1996.
- From March 1997 to December 1997, he worked as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
- From June 1998 to October 2001, Rupala worked as the Chairman of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (G.I.D.C.).
- From 9 October 2001 to 21 December 2002, Rupala carried out as the Cabinet Minister for Agriculture in Gujarat’s Bharatiya Janata Party government.
- From 2002 to 2004, he was selected as the Chairman of a youth hostel at Amreli district. Various trusts including Madad Trust, Kadva Patidar, and the Gujarat electricity board union were also served by him as a president in the same district.
- Parshottam Rupala served as a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for three straight terms ending in 2002.
- In 2008, Parshottam Rupala was elected as the Rajya Sabha member, and he served in the areas of Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member till 2010.
- In July 2010, he was given the leadership of the Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.
- In September 2010, he was given the charge of the Committee for the Ministry of Shipping.
- On 17 December 2011, Shree Swaminarayan Temple at New Jersey greeted their special guest of honour, Mr Parshottam Rupala, on its inauguration.
- In August 2012, Rupala was given additional responsibilities of the Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers, and the Committee on Agriculture.
- On 28 July 2018, Parshottam Rupala attended the G20 Meet in Argentina.
- In 2019, he served as a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from the Amreli constituency. During this tenure, he also served at the position of a minister in the government of Gujarat to administrate the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
- In his leisure time, Parshottam Rupala adores travelling countries including Israel, England (U.K.) Nepal, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, America (USA), Sudan, Russia, Italy, Argentina, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Myanmar.
- Reportedly, Rupala is a big follower of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In 2019, on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 144th birth anniversary, he requested the people of India that we should work together as one to make India the best. He said,
I urge the people of our country to stand together as one and collectively work to make the country shreshtha Bharat, which would be the true tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.”
- During the Kisan Andolan movement in Delhi, Rupala addressed a mass rally at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in December 2020 and said that the Minimum Sale Price (MSP) of the crops was a part of the mechanism of the BJP government, and it would remain in force in future too, for the welfare of the farmers. He said,
In fact, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had first decided to introduce this MSP formula of agricultural cost plus 50 per cent profit as recommended by Dr Swaminathan.”
- In 2021, an Aam Adami Party member raised the issue that according to a foreign NGO’s survey, India was ranked poor in the hunger index 2020, and Rupala then replied to the AAP minister in Rajya Sabha that we should not trust these NGOs and must not be sensitive to such reports. He explained with an example,
Whenever a street dog gives birth in our village, our women provide them with sheera. Even though at times it bites too, we still give them sheera. So in a country where such tradition exists, and then an NGO comes and gives such a report (regarding hunger index) about our children, we should not be sensitive to such reports.”