Jitin Prasada

Jitin Prasada
The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Jitin Prasada addressing at the International Literacy Day celebrations, in New Delhi on September 08, 2013.jpg
Jitin Prasada in 2013
Union Minister of State, Government of India
In office
2008 - 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
28 Oct 2012 - 26 May 2014Minister of State, HRD
19 Jan 2011 - 28 Oct 2012Minister of State, Road Transport and Highways
May 2009 - 18 Jan 2011Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas
Apr 2008 - May 2009Minister of State, Steel
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2009 - 2014
Succeeded 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
Indian National Congress (2001-2021)
FatherJitendra Prasada
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 Department, Government of India. 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] On 9 June, 2021 Jitin Prasad quit the Indian National Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal.[3][4][5][6][7]

Prasada attended The Doon School, Dehradun at roughly the same time as politicians Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and Dushyant Singh.[8][9]

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.[10][11] 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.[citation needed]

Political career

In 2001, Jitin Prasad started his career with 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.[12][13][14]


  1. ^ Priya Sahgal. "The Rahul offensive". India Today. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". Ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "कांग्रेस का दामन छोड़ BJP में शामिल हुए पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री जितिन प्रसाद, पीयूष गोयल ने दिलाई सदस्यता". Zee News (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ "UP में कांग्रेस को बड़ा झटका! युवा चेहरा जितिन प्रसाद BJP में शामिल, ब्राह्मण वोटों को लुभाने में निभा सकते हैं अहम भूमिका". Jansatta (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Congress leader Jitin Prasada joins BJP". The Economic Times. 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Explained: Jitin Prasada and the Brahmin question ahead of elections in Uttar Pradesh". Maulshree Seth. The Indian Express. 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  7. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/jitin-prasada-bjp-up-elections-congress-7351320/
  8. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/seven-doscos-in-15th-lok-sabha/
  9. ^ https://theprint.in/politics/the-one-school-that-produced-3-cms-several-leaders-who-dominate-indias-politics/165773/
  10. ^ https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/11330-cool-breeze-surprise-bjp-face-himachal
  11. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/meet-the-chocolate-boy-of-shahjahanpur/story-gT7Gxiv8IAVcb2OdkfwpHO.html
  12. ^ "Former Union minister Jitin Prasada set to join BJP". Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  13. ^ "कांग्रेस छोड़ जितिन प्रसाद BJP में हुए शामिल, जानें कैसा रहा राजनैतिक सफर". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  14. ^ "जितिन प्रसाद ने छोड़ा कांग्रेस का साथ, भाजपा में हुए शामिल". Outlook (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 June 2021.

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