Randeep's journey from education in a small town school upto arch lights of high profile litigation in the Supreme Court have helped Randeep easily fathom the degrees of differentiation in real world. His life and political journey has been impacted by tumultuous years of struggle and experiences shaped by his extensive interaction with a number of personalities. During 1977-80, he learnt a new interpretation of lasting loyalty and commitment as he saw his father (then Leader of Congress Legislature Party) toil endlessly for resurgence of Smt. Indira Gandhi and the Indian National Congress. From 1987-90, he was an active participant in the difficult yet successful movement to rebuild the Congress in Haryana along side his father (then PCC President). Rajiv Gandhi’s steadfast resolve and vision of an empowered India in 21st Century has immensely influenced his thinking and perspective. Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s personal affection and guiding hand has nourished Randeep to take on the challenge of leadership in multiple roles. Her spirit of sacrifice, commitment to the cause of poor and unshakable immunity from unwarranted criticism has in many ways influenced Randeep’s career graph.
Randeep is known for his skills and long experience at all tiers of organizational hierarchy of Indian National Congress. He was baptized in April, 1986 as youngest Joint Secretary of Haryana State Youth Congress and was then promoted as its General Secretary. In March, 2000; Randeep became first ‘Haryanvi’ to be appointed as the National President of the youth wing of Indian National Congress i.e. Indian Youth Congress (IYC). He continued to be the President uptill February, 2005, thus making it the longest tenure in the history of IYC. In August, 2004; Randeep was appointed as Secretary of All India Congress Committee, thereby becoming the youngest office bearer of Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s team. In the run-up to the Assembly elections in Haryana, Randeep was appointed as Working President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee in December, 2004 at the age of 37 – once again the youngest President of PCC in the State.
His experience in legislature has been equally eventful. Starting at the age of 25 1/2, Randeep contested five elections to the Haryana Legislative Assembly i.e. 1993-bye election, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2009. In first four elections, Party chose to field him against former Chief Minister, Shri Om Prakash Chautala. Randeep emerged victorious in 1996 and again in 2005 defeating Shri Om Prakash Chautala on both occasions. 2005-Assembly elections will always be remembered for the historical victory of Randeep over Shri Chautala, then sitting Chief Minister, again a first in Northern India. This victory was doubly sweet as Congress won 67 out of 90 Assembly seats i.e. highest-ever since the formation of Haryana on Ist November, 1966.
On 10th March, 2005; Randeep was inducted as youngest Cabinet Minister in Haryana Cabinet headed by Chief Minister, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda with portfolios of Transport & Civil Aviation; PWD (Water Supply & Sanitation) and Parliamentary Affairs. From September, 2007; Randeep was Minister for Power; PWD (Water Supply & Sanitation) and Parliamentary Affairs and heads the Standing Policy Framing Committee on Civil Aviation.
Where is continued till 22nd October, 2009; Randeep has been elected for the third time to Haryana Legislative Assembly from No. 17 Kaithal Assembly Constituency by a thumping margin of 22,502 votes over his closest rival. On 7th November, 2009; Randeep has been again sworn in as Cabinet Minister holding the portfolios of P.W.D ( Building & Roads), Public Health Engineering, Parliamentary Affairs, Electronics & Information Technology and Science & Technology in the Congress Government of Haryana.
Since 28th January 2011 Shri Randeep Singh Surjewala is minister of Industries & Commerce, Parliamentary Affairs, Science & Technology and P.W.D ( Building & Roads) in the Congress Government of Haryana.