Minister of State (Home Affairs): Kiren Rijiju

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Minister of State (Home Affairs): Kiren Rijiju
Rising from the level of a grassroot worker to the post of BJP national secretary and now as a Member of Parliament, Kiren Rijiju, a youth leader from Arunachal Pradesh, has travelled a long way.

Born in November 19, 1971 at Nakhu Village under Nafra circle in West Kameng district, Rijiju is a firebrand young leader who has entered the Lok Sabha for the second time.

Earlier he was elected from Arunachal West constituency to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004.

Soon after his defeat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election, he joined the Congress in August 2009, two months ahead of the Assembly election, and later became the advisor to former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.

He, however, rejoined the BJP in 2012, and wrested the Arunachal West seat from his Congress rival. He owes his victory to the interest evinced by Narendra Modi, who addressed a rally in his constituency.


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