Rajeev Shukla

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Rajeev Shukla
MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra
In office
3 April 2012 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded byKumar Ketkar, INC
Personal details
Born (1959-09-13) 13 September 1959 (age 59)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Known forChairman 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

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Political activities[edit]

Running as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party, Shukla won by a large margin.[2] 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.[3] In March 2006, Shukla was elected for a second term.

Post held[edit]


  1. ^ Rajeev Shukla Profile
  2. ^ Ramakrishan, Venkitesh (15 April 2000). "Convulsions in Uttar Pradesh". Frontline. Retrieved 28 October 2006.
  3. ^ Ramaseshan, Radhika (7 January 2006). "Rahul Awaits Popular Demand". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 October 2006.

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