Rajeev Shukla
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Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
29 June 2022
Preceded byChhaya Verma
ConstituencyChhattisgarh
In office
3 April 2006 – 2 April 2018
Preceded bySushilkumar Shinde
Succeeded byKumar Ketkar
ConstituencyMaharashtra
Vice President of BCCI
Assumed office
24 Dec 2020
Preceded byMahim Verma
Personal details
Born (1959-09-13) 13 September 1959 (age 62)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Known forChairman of Indian Premier League
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Rajeev Shukla (born 13 September 1959) is an Indian politician, former journalist, political commentator and the former chairman of Indian Premier League. Following the scandal over alleged corruption and spot-fixing in the IPL, Shukla resigned as its chairman on 1 June 2013. In 2015, Shukla was again appointed unanimously as the Chairman of IPL by the BCCI. On 18 Dec 2020, he was elected Vice President of BCCI unopposed.[1]

Early life

Rajeev Shukla was born on 13 September 1959 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was educated at Pandit Prithi Nath College, Kanpur[2] and at Christ Church College, Kanpur.[3] He then studied law at Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur.[4] Before entering politics, he was a reporter for Hindi daily Jansatta. Shukla held this job until 1985, when he became a special correspondent for Ravivar Magazine. He was hired as a senior editor and he continued in that job until being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2000. He has now joined the Indian National Congress[5]

Political activities

Running as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party, Shukla won by a large margin.[6] In 2003, his party merged with the Indian National Congress, and Shukla was appointed as a congress party spokesperson. He was nominated as a secretary to the All India Congress Committee in January 2006.[7] In March 2006, Shukla was elected for a second term.

Post held

References

  1. ^ "Rajiv Shukla set to become new BCCI vice-president unopposed".
  2. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  3. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  4. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  5. ^ Rajeev Shukla Profile
  6. ^ Ramakrishan, Venkitesh (15 April 2000). "Convulsions in Uttar Pradesh". Frontline. Archived from the original on 16 June 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2006.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ Ramaseshan, Radhika (7 January 2006). "Rahul Awaits Popular Demand". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 October 2006.