PM Modi remembered Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her Jayanti and took the twitter handle to appreciate her futuristic vision for the country.PM Modi in his tweet wrote, “We remember Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia on her Jayanti. She devoted her entire life to public service. Formidable, compassionate, always accessible to people and blessed with a futuristic vision for the nation, she is a source of inspiration for several people”.
Vijaya Raje Scindia born Lekha Divyeshwari Devi was known popularly as the Rajmata of Gwalior. She was a prominent Indian political personality. When in Indai British Raj was there, as wife of the last ruling Maharaja of Gwalior, Jivajirao Scindia she was considered among the uppermost royal figures of the land.
The relationship between Vijayaraje Scindia and one of his only son Madhav Rao Scindia who was Congress leader, was too poor.
Vijeyaraj was so upset with his son Madhavrao Scindia that in 1985 she had also said no to join her funeral and written same with her hand on will. However, after her death in 2001, his son Madhavrao Scindia took part in cementation process.
Vijayaaraje Scindia was earlier in the Congress, but after finishing the privy purse of Royal families by then PM Indira Gandhi, Vijayaraje joined the Jan Sangh.
Vijayaraje Scindia was married to Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia of Gwalior in 1941. They had five children.