12 JUN 1971 JITENDRA SINGH

Jitendra Singh

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Jitendra Singh
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2014
Former Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Defence, Government of India
In office
28 October 2012 – May 2014
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Ajay Maken
Constituency Alwar , Rajasthan
Personal details
Born 12 June 1971 (age 45)
New Delhi, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence New 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 Shri Pratap Singh & Yuvrani Mahendra Kumari. His grandfather, Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar KCSI was the last ruling Maharaja of Alwar. Prior to his death in Feb 2009, Sir Tej was also the last living member of the Order of the Star of India. On the death of Sir Tej, Jitendra Singh succeeded his paternal grandfather as 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 theUniversity 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. Jump up^ 63. Jitendra Singh Election Commission of India.Archived 10 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Jump up^ “Rajasthan – Alwar Assembly Constituency”. Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. Jump up^ D K Singh (18 January 2008). “Rahul’s new team in place”. The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. Jump up^ http://eci.nic.in/results/ListofWinningCandidated.pdfPage no 6] Election Commission of India.[dead link]
  5. Jump up^ “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
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