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Rajen Gohain

Rajen Gohain


Rajen Gohain is an active politician from Assam. He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. He represents Nowgong constituency of Assam in Loksabha. Profession wise he is the owner of a Te Estate in Assam. After completing his graduation from University of Guwahati with the degrees of BA and LLB he joined Assam Movement in early 1980s and actively participated. Later, he joined politics with BJP. He is a founder-member of Assam BJP in Nagaon district. Before elected to loksabha, he was elected as the member of Nagaon Municipal Board in early 90s. Gohain has served four terms as a Member of lower house till 20018. He is currently serving as the Minister of State in the Railway Ministry. He is also associated with Tea plantation, Rubber, Pisciculture and Dairy farming. In 16th Loksabha he raised the issue of land-erosion caused by Brahmaputra in Assam and homeless and landless people in the State. He also demanded the construction of rail-cum-road bridge on river Brahmaputra to provide rail connectivity in middle Assam.

Personal Life

Full Name Rajen Gohain
Date of Birth 26 Nov 1950 (Age 69)
Place of Birth Nagaon, Assam
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Father's Name Late Shri Shambhunath Gohain
Mother's Name Late Smt. Sunmai Gabharu
Spouse's Name Smt. Rita Gohain


Permanent address Tilok Deka Road, Itachali,PS.-Sadar, PO.& Dist.-Nagaon, Assam
Contact number 9435060010
Email r.gohain463@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

Rajen Gohain represented Assam in school level hockey team and was also a Long-distance runner in school days. He is the ex-president of Assam Gymnastic Association and ex-vice president of Gymnastic Federation of India. Also he is the founder of Elite Club, Nagaon and Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati, Assam. He was the major donor for Shiv Mandir at Amolapatty, Nagaon. He spend he time in various activities to preserve different cultural activities of different tribes in Assam including their food habits, living and social activities. On ground he is active but not inside the Parliament. From May 2014 to December 2018 he raised just 23 questions. Where as the national average is 137 and state average is 71. He participated in just 8 debates.

Political Timeline

  • 2016
    He became Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways.
  • 2014
    Chairperson, Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (12 Sep. 2014 - 5 July 2016). Also he served in as Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2009
    He was re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term). He defeated INC candidate Anil Raja, He served as Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology from 31 Aug. 2009 May 2014. Also, he was the Member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation from 23 Sep. 2009 to May 2014.
  • 2006
    From 5 Aug. 2006 to May 2009 he served in as Member, Standing Committee on Water Resources.
  • 2004
    He was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha. He defeated Bisnu Prasad of Congress Party. From 5 Aug 2004 to 4 Aug 2006 he was the Member of Standing Committee on Water Resources. On 16 Aug. 2004, he became a Member of Committee on Provision of Computers for MPs, Office of Parties, Office of Lok Sabha Secretariat till the end of 14th Loksabha.
  • 2014
    He was again elected to Loksabha from Nawgong. He defeated Jonjonali Baruah of Congress Party. From 12 June 2014 to 5 July 2016 he was the member, House Committee. From 1 Sep. 2014 - 5 July 2016, he was Member, Committee on Petitions and Member, Standing Committee on Railways.
  • 1999
    He was elected to 13th Lok Sabha after defeating Nripen Goswam of Congress Party. Later, he became a member of Standing Committee on Home Affairs, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 1993
    He was elected as a Member of Nagaon Municipal Board.
  • 1991
    Rajen Gohen founded B.J.P. in Nagaon district of Assam with his colleagues. Later he became District President of B.J.P. in Nagaon.
Net Worth1.94 CRORE
Liabilities53.28 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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