Jyotiraditya Scindia is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing the Guna constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He is the son of the late Congress leader Madhavrao Scindia and the grandson of Jivajirao Scindia, the last maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior.
On 30 September 2001, the Guna constituency fell vacant due to the death of Scindia's father, the sitting MP, in an airplane crash in Uttar Pradesh. Scindia filed his nomination paper to contest the by-election in the constituency and won, defeating his nearest rival, Desh Raj Singh Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party, by a margin of approximately 450,000 votes.
Subsequently, he was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004, 2009 and 2014 from Guna. In 2008, he was made the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology. He also held the positions of Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and Union Minister of State for Power during the first term of the United Progressive Alliance government led by Manmohan Singh.
He has also filed a legal claim to be the sole inheritor of the property, worth Rs 20,000 crore, belonging to his late father. Currently, he has assets worth around Rs 3 crore.
Scindia is seen as a trusted aide of Rahul Gandhi’s. He has stood by the side of the Congress President time and again during debates in the Lok Sabha. His name was floated for the position of the chief minister after the Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a slim margin of seats in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections of 2018. However, Congress veteran Kamal Nath eventually took that position.