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�
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