Kavita Jain is an Indian politician who is a veteran member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and has served as a Cabinet minister in the Manohar Lal Khattar’s government.
Kavita Jain was born on Saturday, 2 September 1972 (age 51 years; as of 2023) in Rohtak, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. In 1994, she attained her M.Com degree from Vaish Girls College, Rohtak, MDU University. Later, in 1995, she pursued her B.Ed. degree at Vaish Girls College, Rohtak, MDU University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Husband & Children
Kavita Jain is married to Rajiv Jain, who is an Indian politician and was appointed as the media adviser to Haryana’s chief minister in 2018. He has even served as the media adviser to Bansi Lal, former Chief Minister of Haryana, between the years 1996 and 1999.
They have a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Khwaish Jain garduated from Kent University, UK in 2022.
Kothi no 75, sector 7, Chandigarh
In 2009, Kavita Jain joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and contested in the Haryana Assembly Elections from Sonipat constituency and won by a margin of 2,657 votes against Anil Kumar Thakkar of Indian National Congress. She then contested from the same constituency in 2014 and defeated Dev Raj Diwan of the Indian National Congress by 25,810 votes. On 26 October 2014, she was handed over the following Cabinet Ministries of Government of Haryana:
- Minister of Women & Child Development
- Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
- Minister of Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes Welfare
Later, she also became the Minister of Urban Local Bodies on 22 July 2016. In 2019, she contested from the same constituency for third time in a row, but lost to Surender Panwar of the Indian National Congress by 32,878 votes.
Kavita Jain’s verbal feud with Geeta Bhukkal
During a meeting for general discussion on the budget estimates for 2017-18, Kavita Jain had a breakdown in the ongoing assembly, over a personal comment passed by the Congress leader, Geeta Bhukkal. Geeta Bhukkal alleged that, the BJP government was not doing anything to celebrate International Women’s Day, despite being informed in the beginning of the session about a State level programme that would be held at Sonipat on March 15, where women from different fields were to be honored. The celebration was postponed to March 15 from March 8, due to the overlapping of International Women’s Day with the Assembly Session. According to Geeta Bhukkal, doing so suppressed the significance of the day. During the heated argument, Geeta Bhukkal said,
I condemn the decision of the state government not to celebrate International Women’s Day. The minister (Jain) is giving a wrong statement in the House. She does not look into her files, it is her husband (BJP leader) Rajiv Jain who does that.”
Cash: Rs 4,40,658
Deposits in Banks: Rs 35,42,850
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: Rs 2,40,000
Jewellery: Rs 6,35,000
Other assets: Rs 1,35,000
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 60,67,000
Residential Buildings: Rs 3,00,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by her husband and dependents (minor).
- In 2014, Kavita Jain was the only female MLA in Haryana Constituent Assembly.
- During her tenure as a Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, The State High Powered Sanctioning Committee issued detailed Project Reports for development of nine towns including Hisar, Rohtak, Kaithal, Rewari, Bhiwani, Bahadurgarh, Palwal, Sirsa and Jind, under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).