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Jitendra Singh, the Rahul man and 1st time MP who makes it big

Last updated: 12 July, 2011
New Delhi, July 22 (PTI)

A first time MP, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, one of the closest political aides of Rahul Gandhi, makes his debut in the Union Council of ministers to become the country's junior home minister.

The scion of Alwar royal family, 40-year-old Singh's proximity to the AICC General Secretary has given him a certain profile in politics.

Singh, who was elected from Rajasthan's Alwar constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, was one of the 10 candidates associated with the Youth Congress whom Rahul handpicked and gave a ticket.

The grandson of Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar(1911-2009), the last ruling Maharaja of Alwar, Singh was born as the "Bhanwar" (son of the Crown Prince) in the royal family of Alwar in Rajasthan. His father died in 1976, leaving him as heir apparent.


Before fighting the parliamentary battle in 2009, Singh was a two-time MLA from Alwar city and elected to legislative assembly first in 1998.

Alwar District Congress Committee President Ashok Dixit is elevated at Singh's achievement.
"Jitendra Singh is a soft spoken person and a dedicated parliamentarian who responsibly fulfills his duty as a public representative. People of the area are quite happy," Dixit said.
One of the secretaries of the AICC, Singh is seen as Rahul’s pointsman in the Congress. He assists Rahul in handling Youth Congress affairs.

Trained in automobile engineering from Germany (he interned at the BMW unit), Singh's Lok Sabha victory was far from easy. Facing formidable opponents who had fielded a Yadav candidate to encash on the huge Yadav votebank and accusations of being inaccessible, Singh managed to beat the caste factor to emerge triumphant.

His family is settled in New Delhi but they visit their ancestral "Phoolbagh palace" in Alwar on a regular basis and he conducts 'Jan Sunwai' at circuit house for grievance redressal.

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