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Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju




  • Kiren Rijiju was born on 19 November 1971 at Nakhu near Nafra in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
  • He was born to a leading family of Sri Rinchin Kharu and Smt. Chirai Rijiju. His father himself was the first pro-tem speaker of Arunachal to give oath to the Members of the first State Assembly.
  • He was an active social worker since his school days and led various social movements as a social worker and student leader.


  • As a member of the youth and cultural team he participated in the Festival of India in USSR in 1987.
  • 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.


  • Kiren Rijiju is considered the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party in North East India. He served as a Member of Khadi and Village Industries Commission from 2000 to 2005 at a very young age of 29.
  • Kiren Rijiju has been appointed as India’s new Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2019.
  • 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 terms of Area) in India.


  • Rijiju entered the Lok Sabha for the second time in 2014 from the Arunachal (West) constituency of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
  • He was also chosen as the best young MP by many national news agencies and magazines. • In the 2009 general election, Rijiju was defeated by a very thin margin of 1314 votes by the Congress candidate.


  • In the 2014 general election, Kiren Rijiju was again elected as a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha, representing the Arunachal West constituency.
  • Kiren Rijiju defeated Takam Sanjoy of the Indian National Congress by a margin of 43,738 votes.
  • Immediately he found a place in Narendra Modi’s first best of 45 Council of Minister’s list as Minister of State for Defence.


  • In May 2019, Rijiju became Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State for Minority Affairs.