Pawaiya stoutly defended the Vishva #Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal in the March 2002 Ram janma bhoomi campaign. When all #BJP leaders were disassociating themselves from the VHP. He defied all party and government orders and went to Ayodhya in March 2002. He was imprisoned for 13 days during #Ramjanmabhoomi Andolan with Lal krishna advani and Dr Murli Manohar Joshi. He was elected member of 13th Lok Sabha in 1999. Pawaiya was also served as Vice President of State 20 Point Programme Implementation Committee (Minister status). In year 2013, he was elected as #MLA after winning Legislative Assembly elections in Gwalior(15) with 74769 Votes and become a member of Vidhan Sabha for the first time. #JaibhanSinghPawaiya was inducted as Cabinet Minister on 30 June 2016 in the cabinet of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan holding portfolio as Minister for Higher #Education.