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Who is Kiren Rijiju?

Kiren Rijiju

About Kiren Rijiju

Who is Kiren Rijiju?

Kiren Rijiju is an Indian politician from Arunachal Pradesh, affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has held various significant positions in the Indian government, including the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Minister of Law and Justice and Minister of Earth Sciences and Food Processing Industries. Rijiju has been a key figure in promoting development and addressing regional issues in the North-Eastern states of India.
 
He won the Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat for the third consecutive time making it his fourth win overall in the general elections. He defeated Congress candidate Nabam Tuki with a margin of 1,00,738 votes.
 
Rijiju has Rs 65.5 lakh worth movable assets, according to his 2024 Lok Sabha election affidavit.
 
Education
Kiren Rijiju completed his early education in Arunachal Pradesh. He went on to pursue higher education in Delhi, earning a Bachelor's degree from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Rijiju furthered his studies by obtaining a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. His educational background in law and public administration has played a key role in shaping his political career.


Political Journey
Kiren Rijiju's political journey began in the early 2000s when he became actively involved with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2004, he was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha, representing the Arunachal West constituency. During his first term, Rijiju was a member of various parliamentary committees and actively participated in debates, particularly on issues affecting the North-East region.
 
Although he lost the 2009 general election, Rijiju remained a significant political figure and continued to work for the development of Arunachal Pradesh. In the 2014 general elections, he was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha, marking his return to national politics. Following his re-election, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Home Affairs in PM Modi's government. In this role, Rijiju focused on internal security, disaster management, and strengthening the law and order situation.
 
In May 2019, Kiren Rijiju was appointed as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. His tenure saw efforts to promote sports infrastructure, talent identification, and support for athletes. Rijiju also played a significant role in launching initiatives to encourage youth participation in sports and physical activities.
 
In July 2021, Rijiju was appointed as the Minister of Law and Justice. During his tenure, he worked on several important legal reforms and initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency and accessibility of the judicial system. Rijiju's legal acumen and experience were instrumental in addressing various legal and constitutional matters.
 
Throughout his political career, Rijiju has consistently worked towards improving infrastructure, education, and healthcare facilities in Arunachal Pradesh and other North-Eastern states. Rijiju's commitment to public service, dynamic leadership, and focus on regional development have made him a prominent and respected figure in Indian politics.

Latest Updates on Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju inaugurates Lok Samvardhan Parv to highlight ministry's achievements

As part of its 100 days programme, the Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising 'Lok Samvardhan Parv' to showcase the schemes of Ministry

Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 8:30 AM IST
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Union Budget 2024: FM Nirmala Sitharaman set to present Budget on July 23

The Budget session of Parliament is slated to take place from July 22 to August 12

Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 11:58 AM IST
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Lok Sabha adjourned for day amid Oppn uproar over NEET; MPs storm the well

Speaker Om Birla and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju told opposition members that they can discuss the matter during the course of the Motion of Thanks on the President's address

Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 3:38 PM IST
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Appeal Congress to elect Lok Sabha Speaker unanimously: Kiren Rijiju

The Congress has fielded eight-term Lok Sabha member Kodikunnil Suresh against BJP member Om Birla

Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 11:20 AM IST
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Positively looking forward for coordination to run Parliament, says Rijiju

In a post on X, Rijiju said he shall always be available to assist the members of Parliament as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 8:42 AM IST
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LS session: Row over Mahtab's appointment as pro-tem speaker to cast shadow

The move has drawn flak from the opposition, which alleged that the claim of Congress member K Suresh to the post was overlooked by the government

Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 10:30 AM IST
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First session of 18th Lok Sabha to start from June 24, says Kiren Rijiju

During the first three days of the session, the newly elected leaders will take their oaths or affirm their membership in the Lok Sabha

Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 6:32 PM IST
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Judges' appointment, vacancies, pendency key challenges before Law Minister

Meghwal was appointed as minister of state for law and justice with independent charge in May last year when he replaced Kiren Rijiju

Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 11:44 PM IST
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LS polls: Only Modi govt can fulfill pending issues of Ladakh, says Rijiju

The Lok Sabha elections here are taking place amid resentment among the locals over the deadlock in talks between the local representatives and the Central government

Updated On : 11 May 2024 | 9:10 PM IST
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No talks with Centre on relocating Chakma, Hajong refugees in state: CM

Sarma said Assamese people residing in Arunachal Pradesh, numbering about 6,000-7,000, will be given permanent resident certificates by the Assam government

Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 3:03 PM IST
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LS polls: 8 Union ministers, 2 former CMs, 1 ex-Guv in fray in first phase

Polling for the 543 seats for electing the 18th Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases. The votes will be counted on June 4

Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 12:27 PM IST
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Union minister Rijiju files nomination from Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat

The Union Minister of Earth Sciences and Food Processing Industries was accompanied by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and MLAs Kento Jini and Nyamar Karbak

Updated On : 26 Mar 2024 | 4:39 PM IST
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Kiren Rijiju takes additional charge of food processing industries ministry

Earlier in the day, President Droupadi Murmu accepted the resignation of Union Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras

Updated On : 20 Mar 2024 | 5:41 PM IST
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President Murmu accepts Pashupati Paras' resignation as union minister

Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Kiren Rijiju, Cabinet Minister, be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Updated On : 20 Mar 2024 | 12:49 PM IST
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India's Samudrayaan set to explore ocean bed by 2025 end: Kiren Rijiju

The minister said he had reviewed the project and scientists should be able to carry out the first shallow water testing by the end of this year

Updated On : 10 Mar 2024 | 9:45 AM IST
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Kiren Rijiju upset over delay in supercomputer delivery by French firm

He said the French company ran into some financial trouble and wanted the government to make payment to its subsidiary

Updated On : 10 Mar 2024 | 8:46 AM IST
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Rahul's 'yatra' another miserably failed re-launch attempt, says Rijiju

Rijiju alleged that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is full of hatred towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and spews venom at him at every given opportunity

Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 10:05 AM IST
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Talks, negotiations only way to bring peace in Manipur: Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju said the problem in Manipur was not an uprising against the BJP-led Centre but ethnic clashes between two dominant groups -- the Meiteis and the Kukis

Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 9:23 AM IST
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Modi govt intends to put India in high-income category, says Kiren Rijiju

Rijiju slammed the previous Congress governments for "not delivering" on basic necessities, such as toilets, bank accounts for people, food security..."

Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 9:20 AM IST
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Focused on making Arunachal attractive investment destination: Kiren Rijiju

BJP state secretary and convenor of the programme Taring Tiri said the initiative aimed to encourage party karyakartas for a collective commitment to the party's goals

Updated On : 21 Feb 2024 | 11:01 AM IST
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