Who is Savitri Jindal? India’s richest women to join BJP in another major blow to Congress

India's richest woman, Savitri Jindal is all set to leave Congress and join the BJP with her son Naveen Jindal contesting the Kurukshetra LS seat

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India’s richest businesswoman, Savitri Jindal, resident of Haryana, is all set to leave Congress and join BJP. According to sources, she made her decision to leave Congress after discussing with workers at Jindal House last Wednesday. Her son Naveen Jindal had joined BJP only 3 days ago. BJP is fielding him from Kurukshetra Lok Sabha seat of Haryana.


According to media reports, Savitri said that the decision of son Naveen to join BJP is the decision of the entire family. Some time ago, she had also received an offer from Congress to contest elections, but she abstained from contesting in elections.


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According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jindal Group Chairman Savitri Jindal's net worth has reached $25 billion. There has been a huge increase in her wealth over the past 2 years. Savitri Jindal was ranked 349th in the Forbes list in 2020. After this, it jumped to rank 234 in the year 2021 and 91st in 2022. Within a few years, Savitri Jindal's business grew significantly.



Savitri Jindal is a resident of Hisar, Haryana. Her husband Omprakash Jindal founded the Jindal Group. This group has a big business in the country and abroad. Earlier Omprakash Jindal used to manage the group, but he died in 2005 in a helicopter crash. Since then, Savitri Jindal has been at the helm of Jindal Group.


Her husband Omprakash Jindal had been a minister in the Hooda government. Even at the time of his death, he was a minister in the government. After this, Savitri Jindal herself contested the assembly elections from Hisar. Apart from this, her son Naveen Jindal became MP from Kurukshetra for the first time in 2004 on a Congress ticket.


Along with this, in 2013, Savitri Jindal was also a cabinet minister in the government of former CM Bhupendra Singh Hooda. In 2014, both Savitri Jindal and Naveen Jindal lost the elections. Since then she has been away from politics.


Who is Savitri Jindal?


Savitri Jindal was born on 20 March 1950 in Tinsukia, Assam. She was married to Omprakash Jindal, founder of the Jindal Group, in 1970. He has 9 children. When she was 55 years old, her husband died in a helicopter accident. After the death of her husband, Savitri Jindal took over the entire business.