Jitendra Singh (Congress politician)
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|
28 October 2012 – May 2014
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Ajay Maken|
|Succeeded by||Sarbananda Sonowal|
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Karan Singh Yadav|
|Succeeded by||Mahant Chandnath|
|Constituency||Alwar , Rajasthan|
|Born||12 June 1971|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
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.
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.
- Elected as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 1998.
- Elected for second term as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 2004.
- Appointed as Secretary, All India Congress Committee in 2007 (assists Rahul Gandhi in his political projects).
- Elected as Member of Parliament to the 15th Lok Sabha (2009-2014) representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan in 2009.
- 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.
- 63. Jitendra Singh Election Commission of India. Archived 10 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Rajasthan - Alwar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- D K Singh (18 January 2008). "Rahul's new team in place". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- http://eci.nic.in/results/ListofWinningCandidated.pdf Page no 6] Election Commission of India.[dead link]
- "Shri Jitendra Singh". Fifteenth Lok Sabha - Members Bioprofile. Parliament of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur
| Titular Maharaja of Alwar