As Madhya Pradesh is progressing towards a developed state of India, there is a big need for increased participation of youth leaders in politics. The politics of Madhya Pradesh, which is currently witnessing old horses in the government as well as in the party, who are only focusing on tried and tested formulas of development, is urging for youth participation in the politics. However, a number of young leaders, are joining Congress in Madhya Pradesh.
Here is a profile of some eminent young leaders of Madhya Pradesh Congress, who could be future megastars of the party:
Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, 47-year-old:
Son of veteran Congress leader late Madhavrao Scindia and belongs to a royal family of Gwalior. Jyotiraditya Scindia is currently a member of parliament from Guna constituency in Madhya Pradesh and also holds the charge of chairman of the campaign committee of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) ahead of upcoming state assembly election. Scindia is considered as youth face of Madhya Pradesh Congress and battling for the post of chief minister of state. He is also considered as a close aide of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and has served as union minister from 2009 to 2014.
Jitendra Patwari famously known as Jitu Patwari, 44-year-old:
Patwari is sitting MLA in Madhya Pradesh assembly from Rau (Indore) and a star face of Congress in Malwa region. Jitu Patwari came into light when Mandsaur farmers’ killing incident happened in June 2017 and Jitu Patwari along with Rahul Gandhi rode pillion on a motorcycle to meet the family members of killed farmers. He is currently serving as working president of MPCC and considered as most active and energetic politician in whole Madhya Pradesh.
Jaivardhan Singh, 32-year-old:
Raghograh MLA and son of former chief minister Digvijaya Singh is another young face of Madhya Pradesh Congress. He contested assembly election in 2013 from Raghograh constituency in Guna district and holds a degree in ‘Master in Public Administration in Development Practice’ from School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Newyork. He has been seen in few rallies and protests of Congress in Madhya Pradesh, following which political experts claim that he could be a future star as his father.
As assembly election is nearing in the state, all these young leaders hold a big responsibility in the party, in ending their 15 years of exile in Madhya Pradesh.