Praniti Shinde is a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and the daughter of former Maharashtra Chief Minister and former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
Her family also includes her mother Ujwala Shinde and her two sisters – Preeti and Smriti. Additionally, she is a legal professional and also the founder of Jai-Jui Vicharmanch, an NGO that works with women and young people in Solapur.
Collectively, over a thousand self-help groups and 50 small businesses for women have been established via the NGO.
Her educational details are as follows :
- Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai – Passed Xth in 1996
- St Xavier’s College, Mumbai – Graduated (BA) in 2001
- Government Law College – LLB in 2004
Political Journey :
She first stood for elections in the 2009 Assembly elections from the Solapur City Central constituency. In 2014, she won her constituency defeating MIM’s Taufiq Shaikh with a narrow margin of 9,000 votes.
Of the few seats that the Congress party won in 2014 Assembly polls, this was one of them.
She is also one of the youngest women members of the Legislative Assembly.
In 2014, she made a statement asking a ban on the MIM party, on the basis that they were trying to divide the society on religious lines.
MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had threatened to file a defamation suit if the statement was not taken back