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Jitendra Singh

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
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 October 2012
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Ajay Maken
Constituency Alwar , Rajasthan
Personal details
Born (1971-06-12) 12 June 1971
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 Minster 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, and the pretender to the defunct throne of Alwar. Jitendra Singh is a member of the Indian National Congress.

Personal life

Education

Jitendra Singh did his schooling at Wynberg Allen at Mussorie, followed by Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he trained in Automobile engineering from Germany.

Political career

  • 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 Minster 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

  1. ^ 63. Jitendra Singh Election Commission of India.
  2. ^ "Rajasthan - Alwar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ D K Singh (18 January 2008). "Rahul’s new team in place". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ http://eci.nic.in/results/ListofWinningCandidated.pdf Page no 6] Election Commission of India.
  5. ^ "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
Incumbent
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