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D Raja Biography

About D. Raja

D. Raja is a politician belonging to the Communist Party of India. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu. Raja has held the position of CPI National Secretary since 1994.
Full Name Shri D. Raja
Elected fromTamil Nadu
DOB June 3, 1949
Place of Birth Chithathoor, Distt. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
Political PartyCommunist Party of India
Father's NameShri P. Doraisamy
Mother's NameShrimati Nayagam
Delhi Address303, 309 and 310, V.P. House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone No.23317230, Mobile: 98
Permanent AddressBalan Illam, 19, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Road, South Boag Road, Theagaraya Nagar, Chennai - 600017
Marital StatusMarried on 7 /01/1990
SpouseShrimati Aniamma alias Annie Raja
ChildrenOne daughter
EducationB.Sc., B.Ed. Educated at G.T.M. College, Gudiyattam, Distt. Vellore, affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai and Government Teachers College, affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai
Profession before joining politics Political and Social Worker
Positions HeldJuly 2007 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2007-May 2009 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development May 2008 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security Matters in Parliament House Complex Member, Committee on Rules June 2008 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee July 2008-May 2009 and Jan. 2010 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change July 2009 - Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Ethics Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development Oct. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex Dec. 2009- July 2010 Member, Select Committee to examine the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009 Nov. 2010-Aug. 2012 Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) April 2011 onwards Member, Sub-Committee to examine various provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Second Bill, 2010 of the Committee on Home Affairs May 2012 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare July 2013 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Book(s) Published(i) Dalit Question, 2007 and (ii) The Way Forward: Fight Against Unemployment, a booklet on unemployment; has written a number of articles (in Tamil and English) on various political and social issues in various journals
Term25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019
Member ofRajya Sabha
Shri D. Raja

Raja raised the issue of JNU students' protests in Parliament budget session. He sought immediate release of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. He also came in defence of his daughter, a student in the same university who joined the protests and sloganeering. A BJP leader in Tamil Nadu, H. Raja, proclaimed that D. Raja should shoot his daughter for shouting anti-national slogans to prove his patriotism. The BJP top brass, however, rejected H.Raja's statements. Moreover, a resident of Rai Bareilly petitioned to lodge an FIR against D. Raja and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for supporting anti-national activities at JNU.
Last Updated on 27 Feb, 2016

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