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|MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra|
3 April 2012 – 2 April 2018
|Succeeded by||Kumar Ketkar, INC|
|Born||13 September 1959|
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Known for||Chairman of Indian Premier League|
Rajeev Shukla (born 13 September 1959) is an Indian politician, journalist, political commentator and the chairman of Indian Premier League. Following the scandal over alleged corruption and spot-fixing in the IPL, Shukla resigned as its chairman on 1 June 2013. In 2015, Shukla was again appointed unanimously as the Chairman of IPL by the BCCI
Rajiv Shukla was born on 13 September 1959 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Before entering politics, he was a reporter for Hindi daily Jansatta. Shukla held this job until 1985, when he became a special correspondent for Ravivar Magazine. He was hired as a senior editor and he continued in that job until being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2000. He has now joined the Indian National Congress. According to some sources, he was not so successful at the beginning; however, when he started power-brokering in early 90s, he gained power and influence in higher rank politicians.
Running as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party, Shukla won by a large margin. In 2003, his party merged with the Indian National Congress, and Shukla was appointed as a congress party spokesperson. He was nominated as a secretary to the All India Congress Committee in January 2006. In March 2006, Shukla was elected for a second term.
- Founder and Director of BAG Films Limited
- Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association
- Manager of the Indian Cricket Team.
- Chairman of IPL
- The Indian Express: Columnists > Rajeev Shukla