Scindia dynasty is a Hindu Maratha dynasty of Kunbi origin that ruled the erstwhile State of Gwalior.
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Scindia was so impressed with faithfulness of his servant that he promoted him to his bodyguard.
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Scindia's successors included Jayajirao, Jyotibarao, Dattajirao, Jankojirao, Mahadji Shinde and Daulatrao Scindia.
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Jankoji died in 1843, and his widow Tarabai Raje Scindia successfully maintained the position and adopted a child from close lineage named Jayajirao.
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Scindia family ruled Gwalior until India's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, when the Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia acceded to the Government of India.
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Jiwajirao Scindia served as the state's rajpramukh, or appointed governor, from 28 May 1948 to 31 October 1956, when Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh.
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Scindia was first a member of the Congress Party, and later became an influential member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Scindia later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 11 March 2020.
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Vasundhara Raje Scindia contested and won five parliamentary elections from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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