Vasundhara Raje birthday; Life story, Political Career, Biography

She was previously a minister in the Union Cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was India's first Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, March 07, 2022, 05:41 PM IST
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Vasundhara Raje Scindia was born on March 8, 1953 in Mumbai. She became the chief minister of Rajasthan state twice.

Sindhia was born in royal family and former rulers of Gwalior now in Madhya Pradesh state. Her father was Jivajirao Scindia. Her mother Vijayaraje Scindia, who was a senior leader in both the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Raje was inspired by her mother to enter into Politics. Her elder brother, Madhavrao Scindia, was also a politician.

Raje completed a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Sophia College for Women affiliated with the University of Mumbai.

Personal life

She married to Maharaj Rana Hemant Singh, of the royal Dholpur family, on 17 November 1972, but they separated a year later. Her son, Dushyant Singh, was also elected as a member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Jhalawar. Her siblings are Yashodhara Raje Scindia, a former industries minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Political career

Vasundhara Raje entered into Politics in 1984. She became a member of the national executive of Bharatiya Janata Party. She was also elected as a member of the 8th Rajasthan Assembly from Dholpur. She was also appointed as a vice president of the Yuva Morcha in Rajasthan.

She was previously a minister in the Union Cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was India's first Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. She is currently one of the national vice presidents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

She became member of legislative assembly in Rajasthan 5 times since 1985 till today from different constituencies like Jhalrapatan and Dholpur. Currently also from 2018 she is a member of 15th Rajasthan legislative assembly from Jhalrapatan.

She was elected as member of parliament five times and became MP in Lok Sabha.

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