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Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju


Kiren Rijiju was born to a leading family of Sri Rinchin Kharu and Smt. Chirai Rijiju,at Nakhu near Nafra in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.His father himself was the first pro-term speaker of Arunachal to give oath to the Members of the first State Assembly.

Kiren Rijiju,was an active social worker since his school days and led various social movements as a social worker and student leader.Kiren Rijiju is a graduate of Hansraj College, University of Delhi and also has a graduate degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law University of Delhi

A Lawyer by Profession turned Politician is from Arunachal Pradesh.Rijiju is current Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India. A firebrand politician, Rijiju is well known for his oratory skills and has widely travelled around the world.
He married Joram Rina Rijiju in 2004 and has two sons and three daughters.Rina Rijiju is a graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi and is a gold medalist from Arunachal University. She is an Assistant Professor teaching history at Dera Natung College, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh

Kiren Rijiju is considered the face of Bharatiya Janata Party in North East India. He served as a Member of Khadi and Village Industries Commission from 2000 to 2005 at very young age of 29. Kiren Rijiju is arguably the most iconic political leader from the State of Arunachal Pradesh and North East India in recent times; he is often being referred to as the "voice of North East India". He occasionally writes articles on security & socio-economic issues.

In the 2004 General Election, he was elected as a member of the 14th Lok Sabha,representing the constituency of Arunachal West in the Indian Parliament, which is the fourth largest Parliamentary constituency in India. He was one of the most outspoken Parliamentarians in the 14th Lok Sabha. Rijiju entered the Lok Sabha for the second time in 2014 from the Arunachal (West) constituency of Arunachal Pradesh.

During 2004-09,Kiren Rijiju was placed among the top 5 opposition MPs reviewed by their peers in the treasury bench based on high benchmark in debates, discussions and decorum and was placed among stalwarts like L.K. Advani. He was also chosen as the best young MP by many national news agencies and magazines.

Kiren Rijiju attracted criticism when, during the 2017 Rohingya refugee crisis, he stated that "Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and stand to be deported". He also stated that "India has absorbed maximum number of refugees in the world so nobody should give India any lessons on how to deal with refugees

Personal Life

Full Name Kiren Rijiju
Date of Birth 19 Nov 1971 (Age 47)
Place of Birth Nafra, Distt. West Kameng (Arunachal Pradesh)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Advocate, Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Rinchin Kharu
Mother's Name Smt. Chirai Rijiju
Spouse's Name Smt. Joram Rina Rijiju
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 3


Permanent address Vill. Nakhu, P.O. Nafra, Distt. West Kameng Arunachal Pradesh-790001
Present address 9, K.M. Marg, New Delhi - 110 011
Contact number 09818671114
Email kiren.rijiju@sansad.nic.in
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Adjudged as the Best Young Parliamentarian by the Media during 14th Lok Sabha
Recently designated by United Nations as Disaster Risk Champion for Asia Pacific Region due to his work in the area of Disaster Management,First Indian to be conferred with this Honour.
He is Known for taking daring steps and doing adventurous actions, Kiren Rijiju has emerged as a popular youth leader of India. He leads a disciplined life style and maintains a good physical fitness.
He was named the best athlete in his school and college days and participated in the National Games
Wrote many articles in the newspapers and magazines relating to social, cultural and political issues; Has special interest in Strategic & Security Affairs.
Member, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Government of India, 2001- 2004
Member of many National and International organizations.
Wrote many articles in the newspapers and magazines relating to social, cultural and political issues; Has special interest in Strategic & Security Affairs.
Visiting historical and religious places, sight seeing and interacting with people living in the remote areas of the world; Cultural Exchange Programmes amongst various Communities
Net Worth1.21 CRORE
Liabilities4.75 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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