Jitin Prasada: News

Jitin Prasada is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was appointed as Cabinet minister by the Uttar Pradesh government in September 2021. Previously, Prasada had served as the Minister of State for the Human Resource Department. He was a former member of the Indian National Congress which he left in June 2021. Prasada was born on November 29, 1973, in Uttar Pradesh and completed his education at The Doon School and Shri Ram College of Commerce. He started his political career in 2001 as the general secretary for Indian National Congress. His first electoral win came in 2004 and was elected member of the Parliament in the 14th Lok Sabha from Shahjahanpur. Prasada was appointed as the Minister of State for Steel during his first tenure as a Member of the Parliament. He was also one of the youngest ministers in the Cabinet. During his tenure as the Union minister of state for Steel, he laid down the foundation stone of a Steel factory in Dhaurahra. Ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly elections, he was appointed as in-charge for the state for Congress. In 2021, Prasada joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

25 Jan 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress crisis: Prominent leaders who left party recently

With the exit of senior Congress leader RPN Singh on Tuesday, the party has lost yet another leader from its fold days before the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

09 Jun 2021


Third-generation Congress leader Jitin Prasada joins BJP, hails Modi

Jitin Prasada, top Congress leader and a former Union Minister, today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - a big setback for the grand old party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections due next year.

12 Sep 2020


In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

07 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

23 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

Rama belongs to all, says Priyanka Gandhi before Ayodhya event

Breaking Congress' silence on the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya tomorrow, the party's General Secretary for UP East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Tuesday said Lord Rama belonged to everyone and called for "national unity" and "cultural harmony."

Chinmayanand case: Congress leaders detained, permission for protest march denied

Yogi Adityanath's government in Uttar Pradesh, which is already being accused of going soft on rape-accused Chinmayanand, hit a new low on Monday after Congress leaders were detained.

16 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam joins SP, will contest from Lucknow

On Tuesday, Poonam Sinha, the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of Dimple Yadav.