Articles about Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia, born on January 1, 1971, is an Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Union Minister of Civil Aviation. He hails from the erstwhile royal house of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Scindia is an alumnus of Harvard University, where he completed his bachelor's in economics. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University. Scindia joined the Congress party in 2001 when his father, Madhavrao Scindia, a sitting Congress MP from Guna, died in a plane crash. Later, in 2002, he successfully contested the Guna Lok Sabha by-election. Between 2007 and 2014, he held several posts at the Centre, including the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, and Minister of State for Power. In the 2019 General Election, Scindia suffered his first loss in nearly 20 years from Guna. In 2020, after a bitter exchange with his party members, Scindia left the Congress to join the BJP. He was subsequently elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in 2020 and went on to become a Union Minister in July 2021 under the Modi government.

MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

17 Sep 2021

MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 34 road projects worth Rs. 9,577 crore in Madhya Pradesh and said more such projects worth Rs. one lakh crore will be sanctioned by the Centre for the state in the coming days.

Jyotiraditya Scindia launches 'Medicines from the Sky' project in Telangana

11 Sep 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia launches 'Medicines from the Sky' project in Telangana

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said that the "Medicines from the Sky" project, under which drugs and vaccines are delivered using drones, will be taken up on a pilot basis in 16 green zones in Telangana and scaled up to the national level based on data.

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months

01 Sep 2021

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumed operations on Wednesday, after being stopped in March last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drone Rules 2021: Centre eases rules for usage of drones

26 Aug 2021

Drone Rules 2021: Centre eases rules for usage of drones

The Centre on Thursday passed the Drone Rules 2021 to "liberalize" the norms governing drone usage in India.

MP: Jyotiraditya embarks on 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' after performing puja

17 Aug 2021

MP: Jyotiraditya embarks on 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' after performing puja

Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that he will do his best to take the country forward in the civil aviation sector and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his induction in the Cabinet before embarking on the Jan Ashirwad Yatra.

Government increases flight capacity; airfare to rise by 12%

13 Aug 2021

Government increases flight capacity; airfare to rise by 12%

The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued an order, allowing domestic airlines to increase flight capacity from 65% to 72.5%.

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

17 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

A flight instructor was killed and a student injured when their training aircraft crashed in the Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra on Friday, an official said.

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

06 Jul 2021

PM Modi's meet with Ministers amid Cabinet expansion buzz canceled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with top Union Ministers and the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scheduled for today has been canceled, News18 and NDTV reported.

Scindia: India to have 200 crore vaccine doses by December

17 May 2021

Scindia: India to have 200 crore vaccine doses by December

BJP's Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said vaccination was the only way to tackle coronavirus, and 200 crore vaccine doses, enough for all, would be made available in India by December.

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

09 Mar 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today shot back at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment that he had become a "backbencher" after joining the saffron party.

Angry protesters put up controversial Scindia poster in MP

05 Mar 2021

Angry protesters put up controversial Scindia poster in MP

A controversial poster of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was put up on Thursday in Indore by protesters who were reportedly enraged over the change in the name of a road in the Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

22 Dec 2020

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

The Congress, already at its lowest point across India, faced an embarrassing situation when it elected a leader, now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to a top post in Madhya Pradesh.

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

17 Dec 2020

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

10 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

Besides Bihar, the results of by-polls for 58 seats, spread across 11 states, will be declared today as counting began a short while ago. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the one garnering the maximum attention with the elections turning into a prestige battle for Congress' turncoat Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

03 Nov 2020

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.

EC approaches SC over restrictions on physical rallies in MP

23 Oct 2020

EC approaches SC over restrictions on physical rallies in MP

The Election Commission (EC) approached the Supreme Court to contest an earlier order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court that imposed restrictions on physical rallies in the state ahead of the by-polls scheduled for next month.

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

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

07 Sep 2020

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.

Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

18 Aug 2020

Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a scathing attack at his former party Congress on Monday saying that capable leaders are questioned there while citing Sachin Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan until recently, as an example.

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

17 Jul 2020

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

An inhumane incident reported from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has led to the suspension of six police officers, and the transfer of District Collector and Superintendent of Police.

Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

15 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

14 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

Sending a clear message to Congress that he isn't impressed with whatever he is being offered, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot skipped another meeting on Tuesday. He also remained absent from Monday's meeting, called to show CM Ashok Gehlot's "strength."

Crisis in Rajasthan: Congress claims MLAs' support, Sachin Pilot livid

13 Jul 2020

Crisis in Rajasthan: Congress claims MLAs' support, Sachin Pilot livid

18 months after coming to power, Congress could lose Rajasthan, courtesy the infighting between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy, Sachin Pilot.

Rajasthan political crisis: Here's everything we know so far

12 Jul 2020

Rajasthan political crisis: Here's everything we know so far

Over the course of this weekend, a lot has changed for the sitting government in Jaipur.

MP rewind? Congress leaders fear fall of Rajasthan government

12 Jul 2020

MP rewind? Congress leaders fear fall of Rajasthan government

The recent political developments in Jaipur have brought a headache for the Congress leadership in Delhi.

Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet

02 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet

Nearly, three months after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expanded his Cabinet on Thursday by inducting 28 new ministers.

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

16 Jun 2020

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

MP Minister seen violating social distancing norms in video

14 Jun 2020

MP Minister seen violating social distancing norms in video

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Govind Singh Rajput has stirred a controversy after he was seen violating social distancing norms in Rahatgarh town. Rajput was seen addressing a huge crowd in a hall.

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

11 Jun 2020

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

The Congress in Rajasthan sniffed a plot to destabilize its government by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a precautionary measure, moved nearly 107 MLAs and independents supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's regime to a resort at the outskirts of Jaipur on Wednesday.

In viral clip, Chouhan claims BJP toppled Kamal Nath's government

10 Jun 2020

In viral clip, Chouhan claims BJP toppled Kamal Nath's government

Months after Kamal Nath's government fell short of a majority, eventually losing Madhya Pradesh to BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a viral audio clip has hinted that the saffron party orchestrated Congress' ouster.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested negative for the coronavirus.

Jyotiraditya Scindia and mother test positive for coronavirus, hospitalized

09 Jun 2020

Jyotiraditya Scindia and mother test positive for coronavirus, hospitalized

Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined BJP in March, and his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia have been admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi after they tested positive for coronavirus.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

22 May 2020

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

Attacked by goons, doctors on coronavirus duty return for screening

03 Apr 2020

Attacked by goons, doctors on coronavirus duty return for screening

The entire nation was shamed this week when a group of doctors was attacked in Madhya Pradesh's Indore for merely doing their duties. In the city's Tatt Patti Bakhal area, healthcare workers were pelted with stones and abused, a video of which went viral.

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as CM

23 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes oath as CM

Bharatiya Janata Party's Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday evening.

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

21 Mar 2020

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigns before floor test

20 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigns before floor test

Congress leader Kamal Nath resigned as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, hours before his government was to take a floor test, ordered by the Supreme Court.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Horse-trading, Governor's power discussed in Supreme Court

19 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Horse-trading, Governor's power discussed in Supreme Court

In what serves as a setback for the Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court remarked today that a Governor can call for a floor test even when the Assembly is not in session.