Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Jyotiraditya Scindia, who belonged to the Gwalior royal family, who left the Congress and joined the BJP, has been made a minister in the Modi government. In the cabinet expansion on Wednesday, Jyotiraditya Scindia was given the responsibility of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It is also a special thing that Madhav Rao Scindia, father of Jyotiraditya Scindia, has also handled the responsibility of this ministry. Let us inform that Jyotiraditya Scindia has played an important role in bringing back the BJP government under Shivraj Singh Chouhan after 15 months after toppling the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh in March last year. Although, since then there were discussions about getting a place in the Council of Ministers of his Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but this opportunity came after waiting for about one and a half years.
Scindia, once a strong leader of Congress, left the Congress on 10 March 2020 and joined the BJP on 11 March 2020. Along with him 22 Congress MLAs had also resigned, due to which the 15-month-old Congress government led by Kamal Nath fell in Madhya Pradesh and on 23 March 2020, Shivraj Singh Chauhan of BJP became the Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time. A few days before the fall of the then Kamal Nath government, Scindia had warned at a meeting in Tikamgarh that if the then government led by Kamal Nath did not fulfill the promises of the party’s manifesto, he would “go on the road”. On this warning, Kamal Nath had said, “Then get off on the road.
After this, Scindia left the Congress and joined the BJP and got Kamal Nath’s government toppled through 22 rebel Congress MLAs. After this, Scindia became an MP from the Rajya Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh on a BJP ticket and has now become a minister in the BJP-led central government. Born on January 1, 1971, and educated at Harvard and Stanford institutions of international repute, Scindia became the first-time MP from Guna by winning a by-election in 2002. This by-election was necessitated after the death of his father Madhavrao Scindia in a plane crash.
At that time he was 31 years old. He later became the Minister of State for Communications in the Congress-led UPA-I government in 2007. In 2009, he became the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and in 2012 he was appointed as the Minister of State for Power in UPA-II. After the defeat of the Congress in the 2014 general elections, Sonia Gandhi appointed him as the party’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha.
He lost the Guna seat in the 2019 general election to his former colleague Dr. K. P. Yadav (BJP). According to sources close to him, Jyotiraditya Scindia, a four-time MP on a Congress ticket from Guna in the state, played an important role in the victory of the Congress in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, but his rightful right – the post of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh – was not given. He was also a longtime associate of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi.