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Vasundhara Raje

The Hon'ble
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Vasundhara Raje
22nd & 24th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Assumed office
13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
Preceded by Ashok Gehlot
In office
9 December 2003 (2003-12-09) – 10 December 2008 (2008-12-10)
Preceded by Ashok Gehlot
Succeeded by Ashok Gehlot
Personal details
Born (1953-03-08) 8 March 1953
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Hemant Singh (1972-74)[1]
Residence Dholpur
Religion Hinduism

Vasundhara Raje Scindia (born 8 March 1953), commonly referred to as Vasundhara Raje, is an Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Rajasthan since 2013; previously she served in the same post from 2003 to 2008. She is the first female Chief Minister of Rajasthan.


  • Early life 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Posts held 3
    • Membership of Legislative Assembly 3.1
    • Membership of Parliament 3.2
    • Positions held 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Vasundhara Raje was born on 8 March 1953 in Mumbai. She is daughter of Vijayaraje Scindia and Jivajirao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior, members of the prominent Scindia royal Maratha family.[2] She completed her school education from Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, and later graduated with Economics and Political Science degrees (Hons.) from Sophia College, affiliated to Mumbai University, Mumbai.

Personal life

Vasundhara Raje married Hemant Singh, of the ex-royal Dholpur family, on 17 November 1972, but the couple separated a year later.[3] Her son Dushyant Singh was elected to the Lok Sabha from her former constituency, Jhalawar.[4]

Her siblings are Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Industries Minister of Madhya Pradesh, the late Madhavrao Scindia, the late Padmavati Raje 'Akkasaheb' Burman (1942–64), who wed Kirit Deb Burman, last ruling Maharaja of Tripura, and Usha Raje Rana (b. 1943) who married into the Rana family of Nepal.

Posts held

Membership of Legislative Assembly

  • 1985-90 Member, 8th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Dholpur
  • 2003-08 Member, 12th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan
  • 2008-13, 13th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan
  • 2013 onwards Member 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan

Membership of Parliament

Vasundhara Raje Scindia at the inauguration of Bhamashah Yojana in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Positions held

  • 1985-87 : Vice-President, Yuva Morcha BJP, Rajasthan
  • 1987 : Vice-President, BJP, Rajasthan
  • 1990-91 : Member, Library Committee, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministries of Commerce and Tourism
  • 1991-96 : Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology, Environment and Tourism1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology and Tourism
  • 1997-1998 : Joint Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Party
  • 1998-99 : Union Minister of State, External Affairs
  • 13 October 1999 - 31 Aug.. 2001: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries; Department of Personnel and Training; Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space
  • 1 September 2001 – 1 November 2001: Union Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel, Training, Pensions, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent Charge) 2 November 2001-
  • 29 January 2003 – 8 December 2003: Union Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel, Training, Pensions, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Planning; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent Charge) 14 November 2002 -
  • 14 December 2003 - Present: President, BJP, Rajasthan
  • 8 December 2003 – 8 December 2008: Chief Minister, Rajasthan
  • 2 January 2009 – 8 December 2013: Leader of Opposition, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
  • 8 December 2013 - Present: Chief Minister, Rajasthan

See also


  1. ^ "ये हैं CM वसुंधरा के Ex husband, नानी ने गोद लेकर बनाया था राजा" [He is ex husband of CM Vasundhara, maternal grandmother adopted him for kingdom] (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar. 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile on Rajasthan Assembly website". Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Jaipur (Rajasthan) INDIA. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vasundhara Raje: A comeback politician who is also a fashion symbol". Economic Times. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

External links

  • Profile of Vasundhara Raje
  • Jyotiraditya Schindia
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