Jyotiraditya Scindia is currently a member of the Lok Sabha, representing the parliamentary constituency of Guna. Situated in India’s heartland, Madhya Pradesh, his constituency comprises Guna, Shivpuri and Ashoknagar districts.
While Scindia began his career in public service in 2002 as the elected representative from Guna, his family has been.contributing to the development of India for centuries
Jyotiraditya Scindia comes from a family with an enduring legacy of public service. As such, his first encounter with public life came at the early age of thirteen, when he campaigned for his late father Shri Madhavrao Scindia, in 1984. To date, Jyotiraditya credits his father’s simplicity, devotion, and commitment to ideals and moral values, as his greatest source of inspiration.
The Scindia family’s legacy, however, dates even further back. After India gained Independence in 1947, the princely state of Gwalior acceded to the Union of India and became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat, which then merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956. Jyotiraditya’s grandfather, Shri Jiwajirao Scindia, was the first Rajpramukh of Madhya Bharat. The Gwalior State was among the most progressive of its time, having made great strides in education, women empowerment and development.
Shri Madhavrao Scindia was the last ruling Maharaja of Gwalior; he followed suit in his family’s tradition of public service and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1971 at the age of 26. He then went on to win nine consecutive elections from the Gwalior and Guna constituencies. Jyotiraditya carries forward his family’s passion for history, conservation, and tradition, built on a foundation of unwavering commitment to the people of Madhya Pradesh.
In his early years, Scindia was a student at the 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.
Indian National Congress
Founded in 1885, the Indian National Congress spearheaded the greatest mass movement in world history – a struggle for independence that culminated in the creation of a democratic India. Since then, the Congress party has developed a plan for inclusive and equitable growth for India, demonstrated through its commitment to universal adult franchise, a rights-based framework for development, economic liberalisation, and the establishment of a secular nation. The Congress also built the system of decentralised governance, establishing the Panchayati Raj. Representing the Indian people and not any one class or stratum, Congress could not be and is not ideologically homogeneous. Widely different streams of thoughts and politics coexist within it.