Jitendra Singh (Congress politician)

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Jitendra Singh
The IOC member, Shri Randhir Singh meeting the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on April 17, 2013.jpg
Jitendra Singh (left) with Randhir Singh in 2013
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Defence, Government of India
Maharaja of Alwar
In office
28 October 2012 – May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byAjay Maken
Succeeded bySarbananda Sonowal
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2014
Preceded byKaran Singh Yadav
Succeeded byMahant Chandnath
ConstituencyAlwar , Rajasthan
Personal details
Born (1971-06-12) 12 June 1971 (age 47)
New Delhi
Political partyIndian National Congress
ResidenceNew Delhi

Jitendra Singh (born 12 June 1971) is the former Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and the Minister of State for Defence, Government of India. He assumed this charge on 28 October 2012. Formerly, Jitendra Singh was the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India; a position that he assumed in July 2011. He was the Member of Parliament representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan. Jitendra Singh is a member of the Indian National Congress.

Personal life[edit]

Jitendra Singh was born into the Royal family of Alwar to Yuvraj Sri Pratap Singh and Mahendra Kumari. Jitendra's grandfather was His Highness Colonel Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur, K.C.S.I. (1911-2009), the last reigning Maharaja of Alwar. Prior to his death in New Delhi in February 2009, Maharaja Sir Tej Singh was also the last living member of the Order of the Star of India. On the death of Sir Tej, Jitendra Singh succeeded paternal grandfather as titular Head of the Royal House of Alwar.

Education[edit]

Jitendra Singh did his schooling at Wynberg Allen School at Mussorie, followed by Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he trained in Automobile engineering from Germany.

Political career[edit]

  • Elected as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 1998.[1]
  • Elected for second term as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 2004.[2]
  • Appointed as Secretary, All India Congress Committee in 2007 (assists Rahul Gandhi in his political projects).[3]
  • Elected as Member of Parliament to the 15th Lok Sabha (2009-2014) representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan in 2009.[4]
  • Appointed as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India in July 2011
  • Appointed as Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Defence, Government of India in the latest Cabinet reshuffle in Oct 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 63. Jitendra Singh Election Commission of India. Archived 10 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Rajasthan - Alwar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ D K Singh (18 January 2008). "Rahul's new team in place". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. ^ http://eci.nic.in/results/ListofWinningCandidated.pdf Page no 6] Election Commission of India.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Shri Jitendra Singh". Fifteenth Lok Sabha - Members Bioprofile. Parliament of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
Preceded by
Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur
Titular Maharaja of Alwar
2009 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent