Raju Shetti

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Raju Shetti
राजू शेट्टी
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Hatkanangle
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Devappa Anna Shetti[1]
(1967-06-01) 1 June 1967 (age 50)
Shirol, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Nationality  Indian
Political party Swabhimani Paksha
Spouse(s) Sangeeta Shetti
Children Saurabh Shetti
Residence New Delhi
Profession Politician

Devappa Anna Shetti (known as Raju Shetti) (Marathi: राजू शेट्टी) is an Indian Politician and Member of Parliament of India from Hatkanangle constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha.[2] He is the president of the Swabhimani Paksha, the political party which he founded in 2004, after separating from the Shetkari Sanghatana. He also founded Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana.

Personal life[edit]

Raju Shetti was born in Shirol, a tehsil in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, on 1 June 1967. He is the son of Anna Shetti and Ratna Bai Shetti. He did his D. M. E. from Dr. J. J. Magdum Polytechnic, Jaysingpur, Kolhapur. He is married to Sangeeta Shetti, and has a son.[1]


Raju Shetti was associated with Sharad Joshi's Shetkari Sanghatana (Farmer's Organization), but due to some disputes with the latter, the former formed new organization named, Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana. In year 2001, he fought an election for Zilla Parishad from Udgaon constituency and won. Shetti was elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Shirol in 2004 as an Independent.Later, he formed Swabhimani Paksha. In Indian general election, 2009, he fought from Hatkanangle as an Swabhimani Paksha candidate, and defeated sitting MP Nivedita Sambhajirao Mane, hence was elected to Lok Sabha, lower house of Indian Parliament.

His party, Swabhimani Paksha, formed an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party and joined NDA in 2014.[3] He re-contested his constituency, Hatkanangle, in 2014 and was reelected to the Parliament defeating Kallappa Awade.[1]

He is currently the editor of fortnightly, Swabhimani Vichar and has authored his autobiography, Shivar te Sansad.


On 22 Dec 2011, he was presented with the Lokmat Maharashtrian of Year 2011 awards in Mumbai by President Pratibha Patil.

Positions Held[edit]

  • 2001: Elected as member of Zilla Parishad, Kolhapur district
  • 2004: Elected as member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly [4]
  • 2009 : Elected to 15th Lok Sabha(1st term)
  • 2014 : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha(2nd term)


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