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Jitin Prasada

Indian politician

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Jitin Prasada
Jitin Prasada in 2013
Union Minister of State, Government of India
In office
2008 - 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
28 October 2012 - 26 May 2014Minister of State, HRD
19 January 2011 - 28 October 2012Minister of State, Road Transport and Highways
May 2009 - 18 January 2011Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas
April 2008 - May 2009Minister of State, Steel
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2009 - 2014
Preceded byRekha Verma
ConstituencyDhaurara, Uttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1973-11-29) 29 November 1973 (age 47)
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2021-present)
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (2001-2021)
FatherJitendra Prasada
ResidenceShahjahanpur
Alma materThe Doon School
Shri Ram College of Commerce

Jitin Prasada (born 29 November 1973) is an Indian politician from India and former Minister of State for Human Resource. He was representing Dhaurahra (Lok Sabha constituency) of district Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh in 15th Lok Sabha,[1] where he won by 184,509 votes.[2] Prasad left the Indian National Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 9 June, 2021.[3][4]

Prasada attended The Doon School at roughly the same time as politicians Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and Dushyant Singh.[5][6]

Early life

Prasada was born in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to politician Jitendra Prasad, and his wife Kanta Prasad. He attended the all-boys' boarding school, The Doon School in Dehradun (where he was a contemporary of politicians Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo).[7][8] He did a degree in commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and then completed his MBA from IMI, New Delhi.

His grandfather Jyoti Prasad was a Congress party member and served legislative and local body positions. His grandmother Pamela Prasad belonged to the Sikh family of Kapurthala. His great grandfather Jwala Prasad was a Colonial Civil Service officer and great grandmother Purnima Devi, youngest daughter of Hemendranath Tagore brother of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

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Political career

In 2001, Jitin Prasad started his career with IYC Indian Youth Congress as a general secretary. In 2004, he won his first election and was elected Member of the Parliament in the 14th Lok Sahbha from his hometown constituency of Shahjahanpur, UP.

In his first tenure as Member of the Parliament Jitin Prasad was inducted as Minister of State for Steel and was one of the youngest minister in the Cabinet(April 2008). In 2009, he fought and won the election from Dhaurara, as his home bastion Shahjahanpur came under the delimitation process.

His promise of getting the Meter gauge railway track of the district Lakhimpur Kheri converted to Broad gauge gathered major support for his candidature during 2009 Parliamentary elections. He has laid down foundation stone of a Steel factory in his constituency Dhaurahra (Lok Sabha constituency) during his tenure as Union minister of state for Steel in 2008. For the 14th Lok Sabha, Jitin held the positions for Committee on Petitions (Member); Committee on Information Technology and Communications (Member); Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Steel.

He was appointed as In-Charge for West Bengal for Congress, ahead of 2021.

Prasad joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on June 9, 2021.[9]

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