Jitin Prasada is an Indian politician from India and former Minister of State for Human Resources. He was representing Dhaurahra of district Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh in the 15th Lok Sabha, where he won by 184,509 votes. Prasad left the Indian National Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 9 June 2021.
In 2001, Jitin Prasad started his career with IYC 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 Sabha from his hometown constituency of Shahjahanpur, UP. In his first tenure as a 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 the 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. Recently, Prasad joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on June 9, 2021.
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