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Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje


Vasundhara Raje Scindia, who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party, is the former Chief Minister of Rajasthan. She was born in Mumbai, and is the daughter of Jivaji Rao Scindia. Having completed her schooling from the Presentation Convent in Kodaikanal, she completed her college education from Sophia College in Mumbai, from where she obtained degrees in Economics and Political Science. She entered politics in 1984, joining the BJP as the Member of the National Executive. After being elected a member of the Rajasthan Assembly for the first time in 1985, she became the Vice President of the Yuva Morcha of BJP Rajasthan. From then on, she has become Member of the Legislative Assembly thrice, and Member of the Lok Sabha 5 times. Finally, she was elected the Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 200 and then in 2013. She stepped down as CM in December 2018 after BJP lost assembly elections.

Personal Life

Full Name Vasundhara Raje
Date of Birth 08 Mar 1953 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Mumbai
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate
Profession Social activist
Father's Name Late Shri Jivajirao Scindia
Mother's Name Vijaya Raje Scindia, Rajmata
Spouse's Name Hemant Singh
Spouse's Profession Businessman
No of Sons 1


Permanent address 13, Civil Lines, Jaipur-302006, Rajasthan, India
Present address 13, Civil Lines, Jaipur-302006, Rajasthan, India
Contact number +91-141-2227656, +91-141-2227647
Email cmrajasthan@nic.in
Website http://vasundhararaje.in/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Vasundhara Raje Scindia is the daughter of Vaijayaraje Scindia and Jivaji Rao Scindia - the last reigning Maharaja of Gwalior.

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    Vasundhara Raje won assembly election from Jhalrapatan. She defeated Manvendra Singh of Congress Party. But she stepped down as CM as BJP lost this election against Congress Party.
  • 2013
    She again contested from Jhalrapatan by defeating Meenakshi Chandrawat of INC. Then she became Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • 2009
    Vasundhara Raje was elected as Leader of the Opposition, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
  • 2008
    She again won assembly election from Jhalrapatan Assembly and elected to Rajasthan Assembly. But sat in opposition against Congress government.
  • 2003
    She contested from Jhalrapatan Assembly seat and elected as MLA again. Later she Became Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • 2002
    She became President, BJP, Rajasthan.
  • 2001
    She became Union Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel, Training, Pensions, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent Charge).
  • 1999
    She was elected as Member of Lok Sabha after defeating Dr. Abrar Ahmed of Congress Party. Later she became Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries; Department of Personnel and Training; Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.
  • 1998
    Elected Member of 12th Lok Sabha. She defeated Bharat Singh of INC. Became Union Minister of State, External Affairs.
  • 1997
    She was Joint Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Party from 1997 to 1998.
  • 1996
    She again defeated INC candidate Man Singh and was elected as Member of Parliament from. Became Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests. Also became Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology and Tourism.
  • 1991
    Again elected as Member of the 10th Lok Sabha after defeating Man Singh of INC. Became Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology, Environment and Tourism.
  • 1989
    She contested Loksabha election ane won from Jhalawar seat. She defeated Shiv Narain of INC.
  • 1987
    She was appointed as Vice-President of BJP, Rajasthan.
  • 1985
    She successfully contested Rajasthan Assembly election and became MLA from Dholpur. On the party front, she became Vice-President, Yuva Morcha BJP, Rajasthan.
  • 1984
    Yashodhara Raje Scindia entered the politics. She became Member, National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party.
Net Worth3.21 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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