Five Royal Scions In Fray For The Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Royal families have been contesting the elections in India for long. While they initially aligned themselves with the Congress, now many of them have joined the BJP. Their candidacy introduces a blend of historical legacy and contemporary political engagement, sparking both curiosity and scrutiny. As they step onto the electoral stage, their campaign will help the respective party to get a vote bank from their heritage followers.


Amrita Roy

 Amrita Roy

The Saffron party has fielded ‘Rajmata’ Amrita Roy from the Krishnanagar parliamentary constituency of West Bengal against TMC Mahua Moitra. Roy belongs to the royal family of Bengal's Krishnanagar and is also known as 'Rajmata of Rajbari'.


Jyotiraditya Scindia


Jyotiraditya Scindia is a candidate from the Guna parliamentary constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He is contesting the election as the BJP candidate against Congress Rao Yadavendra Singh. Scindia is a grandson of Jiwajirao Scindia who is the last maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior.


Vikramaditya Singh


Vikramaditya Singh is a Congress candidate from the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh. He is going to contest against BJP candidate and Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut. Singh is a grandson of Maharaja Sir Hari Singh who was the last Maharaja of the Dogra dynasty in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar


For coming Lok Sabha Polls, The BJP has nominated Mysore royal family scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is all set to contest from the Mysore seat facing Congress commoner M Lakshmana. Yaduveer Krishnadatta was the nephew of Maharaja Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar.

Udayanraje Bhonsle


Udayanraje Bhonsle is a BJP candidate from the Satara constituency of Maharashtra for the coming general election. Bhonsle is the 13th descendant of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He is fielded against NCP-SP candidate Shashikant Shinde.