Sachin Pilot Biography

Sachin Pilot is a politician in India who is affiliated with the Indian National Congress. He was born on September 7, 1977. Earlier in his career, he held positions as Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs and Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology in the Indian government, and President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Congress party and has served as the representative for the Tonk assembly constituency in Rajasthan. He was the first person of Indian citizenship to ever be elected to the position of Member of Parliament at such a young age.

Pilot served as a member of the Indian Parliament for the state of Rajasthan’s Ajmer and Dausa seats in the past. At the age of 26, when he was elected to the Dausa seat in 2004, Pilot set a record for being the youngest person ever elected to the Indian Parliament. During the election in 2014, he was defeated in the race to represent the Ajmer constituency in the Lok Sabha. During the second term of the Manmohan Singh government, he was appointed to the position of Minister of Corporate Affairs.

 

  

Early life 

Rajesh Pilot, a prominent Congress figure, and his wife, Rama, were Pilot’s parents. His father served as a minister in the Indian government. His family hails from Vaidpura, which is located near Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

He received his education at Air Force Bal Bharati School in New Delhi, a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Stephens College at the University of Delhi, a diploma in marketing from I.M.T. Ghaziabad, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, United States.

After working for the British Broadcasting Firm’s bureau in Delhi for a period of time, he went on to work for the American multinational corporation General Motors for a period of two years.

 

Electoral history 

Electoral History
Election Party House Constituency Status
2004 INC Lok Sabha Dausa Won
2009 Ajmer Won
2014 Lost
2018 INC Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Tonk Won

Career 

Pilot won the election for the Lok Sabha in 2004 and was elected to represent the Dausa constituency. At the age of 26, he was elected as India’s youngest Member of Parliament.

He won the seat of Ajmer in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2009 by a margin of 76,596 votes, which allowed him to overcome Kiran Maheshwari, who was running for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

 

Both the Standing Committee on Home Affairs of the Lok Sabha and the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation included Pilot as a member at one point or another. In 2012, he was appointed to serve as the Minister of Corporate Affairs in the second cabinet led by Manmohan Singh.

In the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, he was once again nominated to represent the Ajmer constituency; however, he lost to the incumbent Member of Legislative Assembly for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sanwarlal Jat, by a margin of 1,71,983 votes.

His elevation to the position of President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee took place in 2014.

Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan 

Early times 

Pilot was victorious in the contest for the Tonk seat in the 2018 elections for the Legislative Assembly. He prevailed over Yunus Khan by a margin of 54,179 votes. It was thought that Pilot, who was deemed essential in the triumph of the Congress in the state, would be awarded the office of chief minister. This speculation was based on the fact that Pilot would be granted the post. On the 17th of December in 2018, he took the oath of office necessary to become the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan under Ashok Gehlot.

 

2020 Political crisis 

 

On January 15th, 2004, Sachin Pilot tied the knot with Sara Abdullah. Farooq Abdullah, who served as the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and is currently the head of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, is Sara Abdullah’s father. They have two boys together, and their names are Aaran and Vehaan.

His father, Rajesh Pilot, served in both the House of Representatives and the Cabinet of the Union of India.

 

Army service 

It was on September 6, 2012 when Sachin Pilot made history by being the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as an officer in the Territorial Army. This achievement allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of following in his father’s footsteps and serving in the armed services. Due to the fact that he served as an officer in the Territorial Army, people refer to him as Captain Pilot. After receiving the commission, he is quoted as saying, “Since I was very young, I always knew that I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my military-affiliated family members, specifically my father and grandfather, and become a member of the military. It is a privilege for me to be a member of this family.”

 

Books published 

  • Rajesh Pilot: In Spirit Forever, co-authored with sister Sarika Pilot.