Politics Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: Rajnath Singh sworn in as union minister Updated : May 30, 2019 07:51 PM IST Rajnath Singh also served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2002. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Rajnath Singh retained the Lucknow seat by defeating his nearest rival Poonam Sinha by over 3.4 lakh votes. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.