Scindia, born on 1 January 1971, is an Indian politician who serves as the Minister of Civil Aviation, a position his father also held from 1991 to 1993. The Ministry of Steel is headed by him. He represents the state of Madhya Pradesh as a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha. After losing the 2019 Indian general election, he is no longer a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha representing the Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
He was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC), but now he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A member of the INC, Scindia served as a Minister of State with independent charge for various ministries between 2007 and 2014 and was in the cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from October 2012 until May 2014.
In March 2020, he left Congress and joined the BJP. Scindia is the son of late Indian politician Madhavrao Scindia and a grandson of Jivajirao Scindia, the last ruler of the princely state of Gwalior during the British Raj in India. Jyotiraditya was the titular Crown Prince of Gwalior for a brief period in 1971 until the Indian government abolished the privy purses and titles of Indian royals in 1971.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is available on Twitter @JM_Scindia
Facts about Jyotiraditya Scindia:-
– Madhavrao Scindia and Madhavi Raje Scindia gave birth to Scindia on 1 January 1971 in Mumbai. He originally belonged to the Kurmi caste. He was educated at The Doon School, Dehradun, and Campion School, Mumbai.
– Jivajirao Scindia was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior and Scindia is his grandson. Madhavrao Scindia, his father, was an Indian politician and a minister in the government of Rajiv Gandhi. Madhavi Raje Scindia (Kiran Rajya Lakshmi Devi) is Scindia’s mother. Priyadarshini Raje Scindia is married to him.
– On 30 September 2001, Scindia’s father, the sitting MP Madhavrao Scindia, died in an airplane crash in Uttar Pradesh, causing the Guna constituency to fall vacant. He formally joined the INC on 18 December and pledged to uphold the “secular, liberal, and social justice values” of his father.
– Scindia won the by-election in Guna on 24 February, defeating his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of the BJP, by a margin of approximately 450,000 votes.
– Scindia was one of the richest ministers in the UPA government, with assets valued at over ₹25 crores, including investments in Indian and foreign securities worth over ₹16 crores and jewelry worth over ₹5.7 crores.
– Scindia lost his seat to Krishna Pal Singh Yadav in 2014, after being elected from Guna. He was appointed as General Secretary in charge for Uttar Pradesh West in 2019 along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
– Scindia was elected a BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh on 19 June 2020. Scindia was appointed as the Minister of Civil Aviation in the Second Modi ministry on 7 July 2021 after a cabinet reshuffle in July 2021.
– Scindia was appointed PM Modi’s special envoy to Romania in February 2022 to oversee the evacuation of Indian nationals in Ukraine resulting from the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. He is overseeing the evacuation efforts of students and Indian professionals through Bucharest and Suceava as a part of Operation Ganga.
– Scindia School was founded by Madho Rao Scindia in 1897 and Scindia is currently its President of the Board of Governors.