Jyotiraditya Scindia is an Indian politician who serves as the Minister of Civil Aviation, a position his father held from 1991 to 1993. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing the State of Madhya Pradesh. He is a former Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing the Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh until his defeat in the 2019 Indian general election. He is a former member of the Indian National Congress and presently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Jyotiraditya Scindia Biography & Wiki
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Full Name||Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia|
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC) (18 December 2001 to 10 March 2020)|
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (11 March 2020 to Present)
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Height||In Centimeter- 168 cm|
In Meter- 1.68 m
In Feet- 5’6”
|Date Of Birth||1 January 1971 (Friday)|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Age (2022)||51 Years|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Capricorn|
|Home town||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|School||Campion School, Bhopal, Madhya PradeshThe Doon School, Dehradun|
|College/University||Harvard UniversityStanford Graduate School Of Business|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation In Economics From Harvard UniversityMBA from Stanford Graduate School Of Business|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Wife||Priyadarshini Raje Scindia (Geakwad Royal Family of Baroda)|
|Marriage Date||12 December 1994|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Children||Son– Mahanaryaman Scindia|
Daughter– Ananya Scindia
|Parents||Father– Madhavrao Scindia|
Mother– Madhavi Raje Scindia
Sister– Chitrangada Raje Scindia
|Hobbies||Cricket, Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Photography|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia Net Worth (2022)||1.4 Billion USD (around 10418 Crore in Indian Rupees)|
Family, Early Life and Education
Jyotiraditya Scindia was born on January 1, 1971, in Mumbai, India to Madhav Rao Scindia and Madhavi Raje Sindhiya. He belongs to the Rajput caste. He has grown up with one sister named Chitrangada Raje Singh. To complete his studies, he went to Doon School Dehradun. After which to pursue his bachelor’s degree he went to St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and then to Harvard College. In 1993, he completed his bachelor’s degree in the field of economics and did his MBA in 2001 from Standford University.
Talking about his personal life, in December 1994 he got married to Priyadarshini Raje. The Couple has one son named Mahanarayaman Sindhiya and one daughter Ananya Raje.
Jyotiraditya Scindia Career
- On 30 September 2001, the Guna constituency fell vacant due to the death of Scindia’s father the sitting MP Madhavrao Scindia in an airplane crash in Uttar Pradesh.
- On 18 December, Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined the INC and pledged to uphold the “secular, liberal and social justice values” of his father.
- On 24 February, Scindia won the by-election in Guna, defeating his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of the BJP, by a margin of approximately 450,000 votes.
- Jyotiraditya Scindia 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 a third consecutive term and became Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.
- Scindia was appointed Minister of State for Power in November 2012.
- In 2014, Scindia was elected from Guna but lost that seat to Krishna Pal Singh Yadav in 2019.
- Citing disgruntlement with the INC leadership especially with Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, he quit the party on 10 March 2020 to join the BJP. The party then made a statement claiming that he had been released for “anti-party activities”. He later joined the BJP on 11 March 2020. Other MLAs loyal to him also resigned from the INC and their MLA posts that led in 2020 Madhya Pradesh political crisis which resulted in the resignation of Kamal Nath as Chief Minister on 23 March 2020. As a result of Political Crisis Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 23 March 2020.
- On 19 June 2020, Scindia was elected a BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh. On 7 July 2021, Scindia was appointed as the Minister of Civil Aviation in Second Modi ministry after a cabinet reshuffle in July 2021.
- In February 2022, Scindia was appointed PM Modi’s special envoy to Romania to oversee evacuation of Indian nationals in Ukraine as a result of war like situation between Russia and Ukraine. As a part of Operation Ganga, he is overseeing the evacuation efforts of students and Indian professionals through Bucharest and Suceava.
Jai Vilas Palace
- The Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior was built in the 19th century. The royal palace is home to and inherited by Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, grandson of Jivajirao Scindia. Born into the former Gwalior princely dynasty, Scindia is also an active member of Indian politics.
- Spread over 12,40,771 square feet, the Jai Vilas Palace is a three-story building and is the current residence of the Scindia family.
- The majestic palace was built to welcome Prince George and Princess Mary of Wales who visited India in 1876, as per Outlook India.
- Jai Vilas Palace is built keeping different themes in mind. The first floor of the palace is Tuscan, the second – Italian-Doric, and the third is inspired by Corinthian and Palladian design. According to the Incredible India Tourism information, when the palace was being built, eight elephants were suspended from the ceiling of the Durbar hall to estimate if the roof was strong enough to take the weight of two gigantic chandeliers – 12.5m high, weighing 3500 kg and donning 250 bulbs.
- As per a report in Outlook India, the interior of the Jai Vilas Palace hall is embellished with 560kg of gold. The design of the hall is influenced by the Neoclassical and the Baroque styles and where the king used to hold his meetings.
- The foundation of Jai Vilas Palace was laid in 1874 under the patronage of Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia. The palatial mansion was designed by British Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Michael Filose. According to reports in Business Insider, the palace that valued at Rs 1 crore back then, is worth over Rs 4000 crore today.
- The royal Jai Vilas Palace has a model train made of solid silver at the dining table. The vessel ride was used for carrying brandy and cigars for the guests.
- The Jai Vilas Palace has 400 rooms in it. Out of these, 35 have been converted into a museum wing. The H.H Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Museum was made by Rajmata Shrimant Vijayaraje Scindia, in the memory of Srimant Jiwajirao Scindia. The museum displays the Maratha Scindia Dynasty’s collection that consists of expensive assets like a silver chariot, palanquins, silver buggy, vintage luxury cars. It also houses the original shield of Jhansi Ki Rani and swords from the reign of Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan.
- The Jai Vilas Palace has an extensive library that has around 5000 books on various genres. It also has the Chitrangada Raje Art Gallery, a perfect place for upcoming artists, and craftsmen of the country to present their work to international audiences.