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Jyotiraditya Scindia is New Civil Aviation Minister: Check his Biography and Political Career

Hemant Singh

Jyotiraditya Scindia has been given the new ministry charge in the Modi Government. In the recent cabinet reshuffle the MP was provided with the same responsibility of Civil Aviation Ministry, his father Madhav Rao Scindia once held in the government of PV Narsimha Rao from 1991-93. Know more about the political career and the other details of the new Civil Aviation Minister below. 

Take a look at the tweet below:

I thank Prime Minister Sh @narendramodi ji, @JPNadda ji & the party leadership for entrusting me with the responsibility to serve as Civil Aviation Minister.Looking forward to working under the guidance & vision of the PM to build a strong aviation sector for Aatmanirbhar Bharat!

— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 7, 2021
PM Modi also took to Twitter to congratulate all of the new ministers

I congratulate all the colleagues who have taken oath today and wish them the very best for their ministerial tenure. We will continue working to fulfil aspirations of the people and build a strong and prosperous India. #Govt4Growth pic.twitter.com/AVz9vL77bO

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia is the son of former Congress leader Madhavrao Scindia. Jyotiraditya became a Lok Sabha Parliamentarian for the first time from Guna constituency in 2002. He resigned from the Congress party to join the BJP.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia: Facts

Full Name: Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

Date of Birth: 1 January 1971 (age 49)

Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Former Political Party: Indian National Congress (2001-2020)

Current Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Religion: Hindu

Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife: Priyadarshini Raje Scindia (married in 1994, belongs to Gaekwad 
the royal family of Baroda, Gujarat).

Children: 2 (Mahaaryaman Scindia and Ananya Raje Scindia)

Father: Madhavrao Scindia

Mother of Jyotiraditya Scindia: Madhavi Raje Sahib Scindia

Sister: Chitranganda Raje Scindia

Residence: Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh,

Jyotiraditya Scindia Education: Initial Education Doon School, Dehradun, Graduation in Economics in 1993 from Harvard University (U.S.A.) and M.B.A from Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), California (USA) in 2001.

Property of Jyotiraditya Scindia: 374 crores (according to the affidavit submitted in the year 2019)

Member of Parliament: 4 times (from 2002 to 2014)

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Family Background

Jyotiraditya Scindia is the son of late Madhavrao Scindia, one of the richest ministers of India and grandson of the late Jivajirao Scindia, the last Maharaja of the Princely State of Gwalior.

After the death of his father Madhavrao Scindia; he claims to be the sole heir of his father’s assets of Rs. 20,000 crores.

Jyotiraditya Scindia is married to the Priyadarshini Raje Scindia, the daughter of the royal family of Gaekwad, Gujarat. Jyotiraditya has a son Maha Aryaman Scindia and a daughter Ananya Raje Scindia.

Jyotiraditya Scindia:  Education

Jyotiraditya Scindia was born on 1 January 1971 in Bombay, Maharashtra. Jyotiraditya's schooling done at Campion School, Mumbai and Doon School, Dehradun. He then completed his B.A. in Economics at Harvard University in 1993, following which he graduated from Stanford University with an MBA in 2001.

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Political career

On 30 September 2001, Guna constituency seat was vacated due to the sudden demise of his father, MP Madhavrao Scindia, in an airplane accident in Uttar Pradesh.

He then formally joined the Congress Party and was elected to the Lok Sabha Parliament from Guna in 2002. He defeated his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party, by a margin of around 450,000 votes.

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Career Snapshot

2002: Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from the Guna constituency

2002: Member of Committee on Finance & Committee on External Affairs

2004: Re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha for the second time

2008: Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

2009: Re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha for the third time

2009: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry

2012: Union Minister of State for Power

2013: Chief of the Campaign Committee, Madhya Pradesh.

2014:Re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha for the fourth time

2019: Lost Lok Sabha Election from BJP’s Krishna Pal Singh Yadav

2020: Resigned from the Primary membership of Indian National Congress (9Mach, 2020)

11 March 2020: He joined the BJP in the presence of BJP Party President J.P. Nadda.

8th July 2021: New Civil Aviation Minister in Modi Cabinet

Many people and political observers are appreciating this 'ghar wapasi' of Jyotiraditya and calling it the reward of his patience and true position of a deserving political candidate. 

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