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Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje

DOBMarch 8, 1953
Place of BirthMumbai
Profession before joining politicsPolitical Leader
Spouse Name Hemant Singh
Children1 son
Important positions held1998-99 - Union Minister of State, External Affairs

About Vasundhara Raje

A BJP leader, Vasundhara Raje is an Indian politician. She is the current Chief Minister of Rajasthan. She served in the same post from 2003 to 2008. She is the first female Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Personal background of Vasundhara Raje

Smt. Vasundhara Raje was born on March 8, 1953 in Mumbai. She is the daughter of the last reigning maharaja of Gwalior of pre-Independence, Jivaji Rao Scindia, and Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, who was a political leader in the post-Independence India.

Vasundhara Raje finished her schooling at the Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. She graduated with honors in political science and economics from Sophia College, University of Mumbai. She got married into the Royal Family of Dholpur, in the eastern Rajasthan.

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Political career of Vasundhara Raje

  • Vasundhara Raje began her political career in 1984.
  • She became a member of the National Executive of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP).
  • In 1985 she became the vice president of the Yuva Morcha of BJP in Rajasthan.
  • She was also elected as a member of the 8th Rajasthan assembly from Dholpur in 1985.
  • From 1989 onwards, she won four successive Lok Sabha elections from Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
  • She is the present Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Different Departments Held by Vasundhara Raje

  • Personnel and Training
  • Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare
  • Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries
  • Atomic Energy and Space
  • Public Grievances and Pensions

Awards Won by Vasundhara Raje

In 2007, she received the "Women Together Award" by the UNO for services rendered towards self-empowerment of women.

Last Updated on 27 June, 2017.

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