|13th Chief Minister of Rajasthan|
12 December 2013 – 16 December 2018
|Preceded by||Ashok Gehlot|
|Succeeded by||Ashok Gehlot|
8 December 2003 – 11 December 2008
|Preceded by||Ashok Gehlot|
|Succeeded by||Ashok Gehlot|
|Minister of State for External Affairs|
19 March 1998 – 12 October 1999
|Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
8 December 2003
|Preceded by||Mohan Lal|
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Jhujhar Singh|
|Succeeded by||Dushyant Singh|
|Born||8 March 1953|
Bombay, Bombay State (present day Mumbai, Maharashtra), India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
(m. 1972; div. 1973)
|Residence||Dholpur, Rajasthan, India|
|Alma mater||University of Mumbai|
Vasundhara Raje Scindia is an Indian politician and a former Chief Minister of Rajasthan. She previously served as a Minister in the Union Cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. A member of the Scindia family, she is also the matriarch of the Bamraulia family of Dholpur.
Vasundhara Raje was born on 8 March 1953 in Bombay (now Mumbai). She is daughter of Vijayaraje Scindia - Shinde and Jivajirao Scindia - Shinde, Maharaja of Gwalior, members of the prominent Scindia royal Maratha family. She completed her school education from Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, and later graduated with Economics and Political Science degrees from Sophia College, affiliated to Mumbai University, Mumbai.
Vasundhara Raje married Maharaj Rana Hemant Singh, of the royal Dholpur family, on 17 November 1972, but the couple separated a year later. Her son Dushyant Singh was elected to the Lok Sabha from her former constituency, Jhalawar. Her siblings are Yashodhara Raje Scindia, former Industries Minister of Madhya Pradesh, the late Madhavrao Scindia, the late Padmavati Raje 'Akkasaheb' Burman (1942–64), who wed Kirit Deb Burman, last ruling Maharaja of Tripura, and Usha Raje Rana (b. 1943) who married into the Rana family of Nepal.
In 1984, Raje entered the Indian political system. Initially, she was made a Member of the National Executive of the newly formed Bharatiya Janata party (BJP). She was also elected as a member of the 8th Rajasthan Assembly from Dholpur. The same year, she was appointed as the Vice President of the Yuva Morcha, Rajasthan BJP.
Membership of Legislative Assembly
- 1985-90 Member, 8th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Dholpur
- 2003-08 Member, 12th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan
- 2008–13, 13th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan
- 2013–18, Member, 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly  from Jhalrapatan
- 2018–present, Member, 15th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jhalrapatan
Membership of Parliament
- 1989-91 : Member, 9th Lok Sabha, from Jhalawar.
- 1991-96 : Member, 10th Lok Sabha
- 1996-98 : Member, 11th Lok Sabha
- 1998-99 : Member, 12th Lok Sabha
- 1999-03 : Member, 13th Lok Sabha
- 1985-87 : Vice-President, Yuva Morcha BJP, Rajasthan
- 1987 : Vice-President, BJP, Rajasthan
- 1990-91 : Member, Library Committee, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministries of Commerce and Tourism
- 1991-96 : Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology, Environment and Tourism1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, Member, Consultative Committees, Ministries of Power, Science and Technology and Tourism
- 1997-1998 : Joint Secretary, BJP Parliamentary Party
- 1998-99 : Union Minister of State, External Affairs
- 13 October 1999 – 31 Aug.. 2001: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries; Department of Personnel and Training; Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space
- 1 September 2001 – 1 November 2001: Union Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel, Training, Pensions, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent Charge) 2 November 2001-
- 29 January 2003 – 8 December 2003: Union Minister of State, Small Scale Industries; Personnel, Training, Pensions, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Planning; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space (Independent Charge) 14 November 2002 -
- 14 December 2003 – President, BJP, Rajasthan
- 8 December 2003 – 8 December 2008: Chief Minister, Rajasthan
- 2 January 2009 – 8 December 2013: Leader of Opposition, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
- 8 December 2013 – 11 December 2018: Chief Minister, Rajasthan
- National vice President of Bharatiya Janata party 11 January 2019-
Accusations of corruption
In 2018, Rajasthan MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari (BJP) accused Vasundhara Raje's government of corruption and accused the BJP's central leadership of shielding her. He also accused Raje of appointing "her cronies" in important posts. Later that year Tiwari resigned in protest.
- Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra by Vasundhara Raje
- Bhamashah Yojana by Vasundhara Raje
- iStart Rajasthan by Satyam Kumar and Vasundhara Raje
- Jal Swavlamban by Vasundhara Raje
- See More Schemes of Vasundhara Raje
In 2007, she received the "Women Together Award" by the UNO for services rendered towards self-empowerment of women.
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- "मुख्यमंत्री जल स्वाव���म्बन अभियान से प्रदेश बन रहा है जल आत्मनिर्भर". www.suraaj.rajasthan.gov.in.
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