JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA

  • Scindia demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam June 30, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has demanded a CBI probe into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam and also resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on moral grounds. "The probe should be handed over to the CBI and Chouhan should step down from Chief Minister's post on moral...
  • Amarinder Congress's Deputy Leader in LS, Jyotiraditya chief whip June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who defeated Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha elections, has been made the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha while the young leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been brought in as chief whip of the party. The decision to appoint Scindia, one of the...
  • People have lost faith in Congress: Jyotiraditya Scindia May 22, 2014

    After their worst ever poll defeat, more and more party leaders are speaking out on the disconnect with the grassroots, hitting out at Rahul Gandhi's top advisors for what they call 'the communication gap'. ...
  • Verdict 2014: Modi wave and Chouhan charisma propel BJP to yet another victory in MP May 17, 2014

    Riding the Narendra Modi 'wave', BJP virtually wiped out Congress in Madhya Pradesh as it won 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan credited Modi's charismatic leadership for BJP's spectacular win while also pointing at the large number of follies committed...
  • Changing Congress's leadership not a solution: Scindia May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the change in the party leadership is not the solution to the party's problem. He is one of the two party candidates who won from Madhya Pradesh where the party has...
  • MP: Congress ahead in Guna, BJP leads in Ratlam May 16, 2014

    Congress candidate and Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is leading by 1,435 votes against his BJP rival Jaibhana Singh Pavaiyya from Guna seat. Saffron party nominee Dileep Singh Bhuria is ahead of his Congress rival and sitting MP Kantilal Bhuria from Ratlam seat. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh remains a BJP bastion, party wins 27 seats May 16, 2014

    Bhopal: It is once again a massive Bharatiya Janata Party sweep in Madhya Pradesh. The party has won 27 seats out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats the state has. The Congress has won seats where its stalwarts Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath were in the fray. Congress has lost...
  • 51 centres gear up for counting across Madhya Pradesh May 15, 2014

    Bhopal: Elaborate arrangements have been made for counting of votes for the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh at 51 district headquarters on Friday. Before counting of votes cast through EVMs, postal ballots will be counted. The total number of postal ballots received in the state is 54,823. A total...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Top contests in Madhya Pradesh May 15, 2014

    The voters have already shown their trust in the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the last Assembly elections. Post poll surveys for 2014 general elections have also revealed that the people of Madhya Pradesh want to see the BJP come to power at the Centre. Fights in some of...
  • I believe in positive campaigning, says Jyotiraditya Scindia April 17, 2014

    The fate of several union ministers will be decided in the fifth phase of polls on Thursday. While listing his contribution for his Guna constituency, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "I run positive campaign, I do not believe in negative campaign." He also added that there is no Modi wave...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray April 17, 2014

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • Lok Sabha elections: First phase polling ends at 63.25 per cent in Rajasthan April 17, 2014

    Jaipur: First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday ended with 63.25 per cent of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes in Rajasthan, the Election Commission said. "The 20 Lok Sabha constituencies recorded 63.25 per cent polling which was 15 per cent higher than the 2009 elections," Chief...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 54.1 per cent polling in Madhya Pradesh April 17, 2014

    Bhopal: A total of 54.1 per cent voters have exercised their franchise for 10 Lok Sabha seats during the second phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday amid reports of booth capturing at Pithua and Bakehana in Sagar Lok Sabha seat. Of those who turned up so far, 58.4 per...
  • BJP fields 'Mahal' opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna April 16, 2014

    Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its 'Mission-29' (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The ruling BJP zeroed on...
  • Sushma scraps poll rally after BJP workers fail to receive her April 15, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday cancelled an election meeting in a Madhya Pradesh town after no local party leader came to receive her at the helipad. According to a report published in Hindustan Times, Swaraj was slated to address a rally at Shivpuri in Guna parliamentary seat, where BJP...
  • Anil Dave confident of BJP win on Chhindwara, Guna LS seats April 8, 2014

    BJP Rajya Sabha member Anil Dave on Tuesday said his party was heading towards a sure win in Chhindwara and Guna Lok Sabha constituencies, both of which are said to be Congress strongholds. "We fight all elections with the desire to win and the same thing holds true for these two...
  • Congress will form government with secular parties: Scindia April 2, 2014

    Guna: The Congress seems to be playing the secular card in its attempts to come to power in 2014. After Defence Minister AK Antony, now Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia too has said that the Congress will win the 2014 elections and form the next government at the Centre with the...
  • Sushma, union ministers among heavyweights in LS poll ring March 31, 2014

    A number of stalwarts including Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Union Ministers Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia are in the fray from Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming Parliamentary polls. Sushma, who hails from Haryana, is contesting the polls from Vidisha constituency from where she had won for...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia dares Shivraj Singh Chouhan to disprove his claim on medical college March 28, 2014

    Union Minister and Congress candidate from Guna Lok Sabha seat Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday challenged Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to prove him wrong on the issue of sanction of a medical college in Shivpuri district. "If Chouhan proves me wrong, then I will leave politics at this moment...
  • MPs Rating: Jyotiraditya Scindia scores 4.89 on a scale of 10 March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Late Madhavrao Scindia's son, Jyotiraditya Scindia is a three-time sitting MP from Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The Union Minister for Power who is seeking re-election from his constituency has scored 4.89 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates...
  • Satyadev Katare slams Bhagirath Prasad for joining BJP, calls him a liar and opportunist March 19, 2014

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Satyadev Katare on Wednesday criticised retired IAS officer Bhagirath Prasad calling him a "liar and opportunist" as he left the Congress to join BJP. "Prasad is a liar and opportunist. Just before he joined the BJP, I had asked him about the rumours doing...
  • Congress will do well in Lok Sabha polls: Jyotiraditya Scindia March 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed confidence here on Wednesday that Congress would perform well in coming Lok Sabha polls specially in Gwalior-Chambal region. "We will win all the four seats -- Guna, Gwalior, Bhind and Morena in the coming Lok Sabha elections," Scindia told reporters. Referring...
  • Congress will do well in Lok Sabha polls: Jyotiraditya Scindia March 11, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed confidence here on Tuesday that Congress would perform well in coming Lok Sabha polls specially in Gwalior-Chambal region. "We will win all the four seats -- Guna, Gwalior, Bhind and Morena in the coming Lok Sabha elections," Scindia told reporters. Referring to...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia attacks Shivraj Singh Chouhan over 'non-payment' of compensation to farmers March 2, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday attacked Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over “non-payment” of compensation to farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorm. “Shivraj Singh Chouhan claims to be a well-wisher of farmers but so far no compensation has been given to them,” Scindia...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off new Pune-Gwalior train February 27, 2014

    A new weekly train between Pune and Gwalior was flagged off on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off the express train (11102/11101) from Gwalior. The train will leave from Gwalior every Saturday and from Pune every Monday, Railway sources said. After the inaugural function at Gwalior, Scindia...
  • Fight elections from new constituencies, Aslam Sher Khan tells party leaders February 7, 2014

    Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan on Friday said prominent party functionaries should give up the comfort of contesting from their traditional Lok Sabha seats and fight from new constituencies in an attempt to put up a spirited challenge against BJP in Madhya Pradesh. Instead of fighting from their safe seats, senior...
  • People want politicians who deliver on promises: Jyotiraditya Scindia February 5, 2014

    Stating that "empty promises" won't last but work on the ground level will, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has appealed political parties and leaders to unite on keeping their word and deliver. "Political leaders were wellknown for making empty promises. But people want those politicians who instead of making promises, work towards...
  • Congress expands election coordination panel for Lok Sabha polls January 18, 2014

    The Congress on Saturday expanded its election coordination committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia and former Youth Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala are the new panel members, a party release said. The committee already has eight...
  • Congress adds Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Randip Surjewala into poll coordination panel January 18, 2014

    Senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Randip Surjewala on Saturday were made members of the Congress Election Coordination Committee headed by Rahul Gandhi, a day after he was asked by AICC to lead its campaign for Lok Sabha polls. With the nomination to the panel of Azad and Scindia,...
  • India needs Rahul Gandhi, says Jyotiraditya Scindia January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia has come out in support of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being declared the prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha elections ahead of the Congress Working Committee meet later on Thursday. Saying the country needs a young, dynamic committed leadership...