One of the loudest cries which is often heard across the entire of India is that the young should play a more major role in politics. The politics of the country, today, requires entry of more young generation in the political stronghold of old generation in order to carry it forward. The number of youngsters entering politics is on a rise in the last few years and some of them have already made a mark on the national level. Inspite of a considerable number of youngster’s, oldies like Sharad Pawar, S.M. Krishna, Karunanidhi, Pranab Mukherjee, L.K. Advani, Kapil Sibal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and many others dot the Indian political landscape. In India, none of the young MPs have been measured capable enough to head a significant ministry and have always been appointed as junior ministers.
Here is a list of top 10 young and dynamic Indian politicians who have made it large in their own way….
Rahul Gandhi hails from the nation’s numero uno ruling family that has given India three prime ministers. The 44 years young gun predestined to become India’s Prime Minister if the INC is able to win even a simple majority in Lok Sabha elections. Born on 19th June, 1970 he currently is the Vice-President of the Indian National Congress (INC) party and the president of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. Rahul entered public life in 2004 when he ran for and won his father’s old Lok Sabha seat of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. Presently Rahul is actively engaged in refurbishing the drooping morale of the members of his party.
Jyotiraditya, is an ex investment banker worked with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Born on 1st January, 1971,he is the son of the late Madhavrao Scindia of the Scindia clan who held many other significant positions during his tenure. He represents the Guna constituency in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Scindia was elected to the Lok Sabha in February 2002 from the same constituency previously represented by his father. He to his credit have the Ministry of State for Communications and Information Technology. Ministry of State for Commerce and Industry and Ministry of State (Independent Charge) for Power.
Sachin Pilot, born on 7 September 1977 is the Rajasthan Congress Chief, earlier a Minister of State for Corporate Affairs. Before entering public life he was employed with Delhi Bureau of British Broadcasting Corporation and then with American multinational corporation General Motors for two years. His father, late Rajesh Pilot was a seasoned politician and served as a Union Minister. Sachil holds a management degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He became the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as an officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father’s footsteps to be in the armed forces.
Akhilesh Yadav, just of 41 years old and currently the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Born 1 July 1973, he is the youngest person to hold this office in the state at the age of 38 years. Professionally an engineer and the son of the exemplary politician, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Alhilesh is said to have assisted the party’s rise from 97 seats in the 2007 Vidhan Sabha Elections to a total of 224 and hence was elected the 20th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh by the party’s MLAs. As a Chief Minister his prominence of work is on poverty easing, funding to girls and farmers, creating employment opportunities for youth and attracting huge investments for the state.
A MBA from the University of Texas and owner many racehorses as well as a professional polo team, he is former MP from the constituency of Kurukshetra in Haryana. Born on 9 March 1970, he is the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited. He is an active campaigner for population stabilisation, women’s empowerment, environmental conservation, health and education. Naveen is well-known in political circles to spearhead the campaign for hoisting the Indian Flag atop private buildings. Jindal went ahead to established the Flag Foundation of India to instil pride in the Tiranga among citizens through arts, seminars and workshops aimed particularly at children and the youth. His father O. P. Jindal was a revered politician and an excellent industrialist.