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CM Raje's B'day, Know 10 Facts about Her Life [International Women's Day Special]

International Women's Day and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's birthday fall on the same date, 8th March. Let's know 10 important facts related to her life.

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CM Vasundhara Raje at Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit

Addressing the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who has completed 64 years of her life, will be celebrating her 65th birthday on March 8, 2018. Co-incidentally, International Women's Day is celebrated on the same day. Vasundhara Raje always remained a favorite of the people of Rajasthan, even after having a connection with a royal family. That is why Vasundhara Raje was blessed to become the first female Chief Minister of Rajasthan. After coming to politics, she spent her whole life in service only. Despite the fluctuations and struggles in life, she achieved high status in politics and became the Chief Minister of the state, twice. In this article dedicated to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, you will learn about 10 important facts related to her life.

  1. Vasundhara Raje was born on March 8, 1953, in Mumbai. Raje is the daughter of the famous royal family of Gwalior.
  2. Raje's father's name is Jivaji Rao Scindia and her mother is Vijaya Raje Scindia. Vijaya Raje was counted among BJP's top leaders. Now she is not in this world.
  3. Vasundhara Raje's schooling has been done in the Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal. Thereafter, she graduated in Economic and Political Science (Hons.) from Sophia College, Mumbai University, Mumbai, (Maharashtra).
  4. Vasundhara Raje's political career started in 1984 when she became a member of BJP National Executive. In 1985, she became the Vice President of the Youth Wing of the Rajasthan BJP and in the same year, she also became the member of the 8th Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan by winning the assembly election from Dholpur.
  5. In 1998, Raje won 12th Lok Sabha election from Jhalawar Parliamentary Constituency. That same year, she joined the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government as Minister of State for External Affairs. In 1999, when the nation reposed their faith in the BJP one more time, she won the election from Jhalawar once again and this time, she was given the charge of Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural industries.
  6. Interesting fact about Vasundhara Raje is that her late brother Madhav Rao Scindia was associated with the Congress party while she was the member of BJP. Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is the Young leader of Congress, is her nephew. Her younger sister Yashodhara Raje Scindia is a minister in the government of Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Madhya Pradesh.
  7. Vasundhara Raje took oath as the first woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan on December 8, 2003. In 2013, she took over as Chief Minister of Rajasthan once again and remained in office till present.
  8. Vasundhara Raje was married to Maharaja Hemant Singh of Royal Family of Dholpur of Rajasthan. Although this marriage continued only for one year.
  9. Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant Singh is also active in politics and is Lok Sabha MP from Jhalawar-Baran.
  10. Vasundhara Raje is counted as the administrator of the strict image. She is also known for doing strict politics. Often, the central leadership has to compromise in front of her terms. During his Barmer visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said about Raje that he had a big loss deal for Barmer Refinery Center but due to the firm belief of Vasundhara Raje, he had to accept it.


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