Jyotiraditya Scindia is a famous Indian politician and a former member of the Indian National Congress (INC). He was a member of parliament from Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh. After serving Indian National Congress for 18 years, he resigned from the party on 9th March 2020.
He was elected MP in 2002 when the Guna seat was held. And after that Jyotiraditya has never lost an election till 2019, when Krishna Pal Singh Yadav defeated him in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. On 11 March 2020, BJP president JP Nadda formally inducted Jyotiraditya Scindia into the BJP at the party headquarters in New Delhi.
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Jyotiraditya Scindia Age
Jyotiraditya Scindia was born on 1 January 1971 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is 49 years old as of 2020. Moreover, Jyotiraditya belongs to a well-known Indian political family who once ruled in Gwalior and follows the Hindu religion.
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|Real Name:||Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia|
|Famous For:||1. Belongs to a royal family of Gwalior|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||1 January 1971 (Friday)|
|Age:||49 years old (as of 2020)|
|Born Place:||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 168 cm|
in meter: 1.68 m
in Feet Inches: 5' 6"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 72 kg|
in pounds: 169 lbs
|Body Measurements (Approx):||Not Known|
|Spouse/wife:||Priyadarshini Raje Scindia|
|Girlfriend/Affairs:||Priyadarshini Raje Scindia|
Daughter- Ananya Scindia
|Parents:||Father: Late Madhavrao Scindia (Politician)|
Mother: Madhavi Raje Scindia
Sister: Chitrangada Raje Scindia
|School:||1. Campion School, Bhopal, India|
2. The Doon School, Dehradun
|College:||1. Graduation in Economics (Harvard University)|
2. M.B.A. (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
|Hobbies:||Reading, Playing Cricket, Travelling, Photography, Swimming|
|Food Habits:||Not Known|
|Political Party:||Indian National Congress (INC) - ( Joined On: 18 December 2011; Resigned On : 9 March 2020)|
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) - Joined: 11 March 2020-Present
|Title:||Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Duration:||24 February 2012 - 23 May 2019|
|Hometown:||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Facebook Name:||Jyotiraditya M Scindia|
|Favorite Food:||Indian Food|
|Most liked destination:||India|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
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A well-known Indian politician, Jyotiraditya Scindia was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India into royal Scindia family who once ruled in Gwalior. He did his schooling from two different schools including Campion School, Bhopal, India, and The Doon School, Dehradun.
After that, he completed his Graduation in Economics from Harvard University in 1993 and then M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2001. Moreover, Jyotiraditya Scindia was to follow in the footsteps of his father and hence after his father’s death, Jyotiraditya replaced his father in Congress.
In 2001, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the Indian National Congress. During his period in congress, he won three consecutive elections and remained undefeated till 2019. And after serving Indian National Congress for 18 years, he resigned from the party on 9th March 2020 and Joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 11th March 2020.
Family Background and History
Jyotiraditya Scindia belongs to a former royal Scindia family of Madhya Pradesh.
Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia was his grandfather who was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior. So his family still holds the title of Maharaja. His grandmother and Rajmata of Gwalior Vijayaraje Scindia started her politics with Indian Congress.
In 1957, she won Lok Sabha seat from Guna and then after 10 years serving in Congress, she joined Jana Sangh in 1967.
At the age of 26 years, Jyotiraditya’s father Madhav Rao Scindia became an MP. He was also in Jana Sangh but he got separated from the party after the emergency in 1977. Then in 1980, Madhav Rao contested on a Congress ticket and also became a Union Minister. In 2001, Madhav Rao Scindia died in a plane crash.
In addition, his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia was grand-daughter of a prince of Nepal, Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana. Moreover, he has one sister named Chitrangada Raje Scindia and she married the prince of Kashmir Vikramaditya Singh on 11 December 1987.
Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Affair or Relationship
On 12 December 1994, Jyotiraditya Scindia married Priyadarshini Raje Scindia who belongs to Baroda princely state. Jyotiraditya met her over a family dinner for the first time in 1991 and he felt love at first sight. Moreover, he has two children including a son (Prince Mahanaryaman Scindia) and a daughter (Princess Ananya Scindia).
Height in Feet & Body Stats
Jyotiraditya Scindia is a well-known leader in India with approximately 5.6 feet or 168 cm height and weight is around 72 kg. In addition, he has black eyes and black hair. He has no tattoo on his body.
Let us have a look at Jyotiraditya Scindia’s political career.
On 30 September 2001, Guna constituency fell vacant after the death of his father Madhavrao Scindia. On 18 December 2001, Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined the Indian National Congress.
Jyotiraditya filed a nomination for the Guna constituency election on 19 January 2002. The result was declared on 24th February and fortunately, he won the election and defeated his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of BJP by a huge margin of 450,000 votes.
Then in May 2004, he was re-elected on that seat as a Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology. In 2009, Jyotiraditya was again re-elected for the 3rd time and became Minister of States for Commerce and Industry.
In November 2012, he was appointed as a Minister of States for Power in a cabinet reshuffle. Then in the 2014 general election, Jyotiraditya deferred Jaibhansingh Pawaiya of Bhartiya Janata Party and elected to 16th Lok Sabha.
In 2019, Jyotiraditya defeated by Krishna Pal Singh Yadav and lost the Guna seat in the Lok Sabha elections. After serving Indian National Congress for 18 years, he resigned from the party on 9th March 2020 and Joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 11th March 2020.
Jyotiraditya Scindia filed a legal claim against her aunts in the court for the property of his late father. He claimed himself the sole inheritor of 20,000 Crore property.
Jyotiraditya didn’t get the post of president of Madhya Pradesh Congress despite repeated demands and after that, there was a constant dispute between Kamal Nath and Scindia. Hence he resigned from his post in Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Facts of Jyotiraditya Scindia
Does Jyotiraditya Scindia smoke? Not Known
Does Jyotiraditya Scindia drink alcohol? Not Known
He is a cricket enthusiast and he has been the chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).
Jyotiraditya’s father died in the plane crash in Uttar Pradesh in 2001.
His parental aunt Vasundhara Raje is a famous Indian politician.
Jyotiraditya has remained undefeated till 2019 when Krishna Pal Singh Yadav defeated him in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Jyotiraditya has also been a Minister of Power in Manmohan Singh’s government(2012-14).
Scindia is the president of the board of Scindia School, Gwalior which was founded by his late grand-father Madhu Rao Scindia in 1987.
Jyotiraditya is also a hereditary patron of Daly College, Indore which was established in 1882. On 11 March 2020, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Moreover, he has one Youtube channel named “Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia” with 27K subscribers.
Jyotiraditya has shares in many companies such as PRS Trustee Company, Earth Financial Advisors, Ananya Raje Tavern, Shivali Financial Advisors, etc.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is quite famous on Twitter and on his twitter account @JM_Scindia (2.2M), he has 2.2 million followers.