Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia is an Indian politician. He was born on 1 January 1971.He belongs to the House of Scindia that once ruled in Gwalior and is a former member of parliament, representing the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He is a former member of the Indian National Congress and candidate of the Bhartiya Janta Party for the 2020 Indian Rajya Sabha elections from Madhya Pradesh. In Indian national congress, he was a minister of state with independent charge for Power in the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from October 2012 until May 2014. Citing disgruntlement with the top leadership of Congress, he quit the party on 10 march 2020 to join BJP on following day. After his joining in Bhartiya Janta Party, Scindia supported MLAs also resigned from congress and also as MLAs. 2020 Madhya Pradesh political crisis also made Kamal Nath to resign as CM.
Early life and education
Scindia was born on 1 January 1971 in Bombay. His parents were Madhavrao Scindia and Madhavi Raje Scindia, former rulers of Gwalior, a Maratha princely State. He was educated at an unaided Christian minority school named Campion school, Mumbai and at The Doon school, Dehradoon.
He was admitted to St. Stephens college, Delhi, university of Delhi and was enrolled in Bachelor of arts. He later transferred to Havard College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Havard University where he graduated with BA degree in economics in 1993. In 2001, he received Master of Business Administration from the Graduate school of Business at Stanford University.
On 30 September 2001, the Guna constituency fell vacant due to the death of his father the sitting MP Madhavrao Scindia in an airplane crash in Uttar Pradesh. On 18 December, he formally joined the Indian National Congress party and pledged to uphold the “secular, liberal and social justice values ” of his father. On 24 February, he won the election and defeated his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of the BJP by a margin of approximately 450,000 votes. He was re elected in May 2004, and was introduced to the Union council of ministers in 2007 as Minister of state for communications and information technology.
He was then re-elected in 2009 for the Third consecutive term and became minister of state for commerce and industry. Scindia was appointed minister of state for power in November 2012 in a cabinet reshuffle which drafted a number of younger politicians into the Indian cabinet, including two other scions of princely families, R. P. N. Singh and Jitendra Singh. In 2014, Scindia was elected from Guna but lost that seat to Krishna Pal Singh Yadav in 2019.
He resigned from the Indian National Congress by giving his resignation to the interim party president Sonia Gandhi. The resignation dated 9 March 2020 was made public on 10 March following which the Indian National Congress released a statement claiming that he is expelled from the party for “anti-party activities “. He joined the Bharatiya Janta Party on 11 March 2020.
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