Parshottam Rupala today took oath as a Minister of State (MoS) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He is a member of Rajya Sabha representing Gujarat and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. Rupala (61), who hails from Amreli district, is considered an influential Patel leader from Saurashtra.
He has been the state BJP president (2006-09) as well as a Rajya Sabha member earlier (2008-2014). He also served as a minister in the Gujarat Government from 1995 to 2002.
Education: B.Sc. and B.Ed