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D Raja Biography




Shri D. Raja

D Raja

Elected fromTamil Nadu
DOB Jun 3, 1949
Place of Birth Chithathoor, Distt. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
Political PartyCommunist Party of India
Father's NameShri P. Doraisamy
Mother's NameShrimati Nayagam
Marital StatusMarried on 7 /01/1990
SpouseShrimati 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 Held MP of Rajya Sabha for Tamil Nadu since 25 July 2013

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 June 18, 2020