Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon

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Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon
Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byBhanwar Singh Shekhawat
In office
Preceded byKhemraj Patidar
Personal details
Born10 Jan 1972
Political partyBharatiya Janta Party
  • Prem Singh Dattigaon (father)
EducationPost Graduate
As of 23 Oct, 2018
Source: ["Biography:Dattigaon, Rajvardhan Singh" (PDF). Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.]

Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon is an Indian politician and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently serving as Industry Policy and Investment Promotion minister in the Madhya Pradesh government.[1] He is a descendant of Amjhera estate and is a titular head of the Dattigaon Jagir. He is also known as Maharaja or Rao Saheb of Dattigaon.[2] He represents Badnawar in the state legislative assembly which comes under Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and is a four-time MLA.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Rajvardhan was born on 10 January 1972 at Jaipur[5] to Prem Singh and Kusum Kumari.[3] His father was a politician and an MLA. He did his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer and then went to pursue BA from St. Stephens College in Delhi. He did his post-graduation from Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Advertising and Public Relations.[6]

Political career[edit]

After his education, he joined Lufthansa as a marketing manager but left the job to contest his first election as an independent candidate. As per his statement in the media, he did so to avenge the insult to his father, who was denied ticket by the Congress party in 1998.[7] Thereafter, he joined Congress and was appointed General Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress.[8] He was first elected to Madhya Pradesh Assembly in 2003,[9][10][11][12] secondly in 2008[13][14][15] and thirdly in 2018. However, he soon resigned as he was denied a ministerial berth.[16]

In mid-2018, he was appointed a member of election campaign committee and Vice President in state Congress unit. In order to oversee the efforts of party for 2018 assembly election, he was made in-charge of Ujjain division too.[17][18] In 2014, Congress President Sonia Gandhi gave him the charge of Chhattisgarh.[19]

During 2020 Madhya Pradesh political crisis, he supported Jyotiraditya Scindia and was one of the 22 MLAs who resigned.[20][21][22] Thereafter, he joined Bharatiya Janata party. He took oath as a Cabinet Minister on July 14, 2020 and was assigned the responsibility of Industry Policy and Investment Promotion.[23]


  1. ^ Scindia faction wins, gets plum depts in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet allocation in MP, July 13, 2020, The Print.
  2. ^ Dattigaon Jagir, India Rajputs.
  3. ^ a b DATTIGAON (Jagir)
  4. ^ List of MLAs, Government of MP, India.
  5. ^ Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
  6. ^ National Election Watch, Association for Democratic Reforms.
  7. ^ Catching 22, Aug 13, 2020, The Indian Express.
  8. ^ Madhya Pradesh VIdhan Sabha, Information Till 10 Dec 2013.
  9. ^ Royals fight it out in Madhya Pradesh, Rediff.com.
  10. ^ "List of Congress candidates for Madhya Pradesh assembly election". Rediff.com. 2 November 2003. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  11. ^ Madhya Pardesh 2003, Outlook.
  12. ^ 211 - Badnawar Assembly Constituency, Election Commission of India.
  13. ^ Madhya Pradesh 2008, Myneta.info.
  14. ^ Affidavit Regarding Assets/Liabilities, Assembly Election 2008 - Affidavits filed by Candidate.
  15. ^ Madhya Pradesh Congress first list of candidates expected around Dussehra, The Times of India.
  16. ^ कमलनाथ कैबिनेट बनने के बाद खींचतान तेज, कांग्रेस विधायक ने दी इस्तीफे की चेतावनी, Dec 28, 2018, Zee News.
  17. ^ Event Organized in the Memory of Prem Singh, Dainik Bhaskar.
  18. ^ District Congress President's Chair No Longer in Danger, Patrika.
  19. ^ Cong leaders allocated poll duty, Herald News.
  20. ^ "Jyotiraditya Scindia resigns from Congress, more than 20 party MLAs quit". The Economic Times. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  21. ^ "22 rebel Cong MLAs, whose resignation led to fall of Kamal Nath govt, join BJP". Live Mint.
  22. ^ 22 rebel Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs join BJP
  23. ^ MP Cabinet Portfolio : मध्य प्रदेश में मंत्रियों को हुआ विभागों का बंटवारा, जानिए किसे मिला कौन सा विभाग, July 14, 2020, Nai Dunia.