Udit Raj

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Dr. Udit Raj
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Udit Raj
National Executive Member Bharatiya Janata Party[1]
Assumed office
23 February 2014
Member of the India Parliament
for North West Delhi
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Krishna Tirath
Majority 1,06,802 (7.88%)
Personal details
Born (1961-01-01) 1 January 1961 (age 57)
Ramnagar, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Seema Raj
Children 1 son
1 daughter
Alma mater Jawaharlal Nehru University
Profession Civil servant (Indian Revenue Service), social activist, writer, politician
Website Udit Raj
As of 22 March, 2014

Dr. Udit Raj is an Indian Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing the North-west Delhi constituency.[2] Dr. Raj is also the National Chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations. He is an influential leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as nationally as a social activist for marginalised communities like SC/ST. Udit Raj is a member to the BJP National Executive.[3] He was born in Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh into an ethnic group called Khatik[4] which is recognised as a Scheduled Caste ,[5] and studied for BA at Allahabad University. He took admission at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1980. He was selected for the Indian Revenue Service in 1988 and served as the Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Income Tax at New Delhi. On 24 November 2003 he resigned from government service and formed the Indian Justice Party. He is a prominent activist working on behalf of India's SC/ST communities.[citation needed]

He joined the BJP on 23 February 2014. In the past he had opposed the BJP,[6] but by then regarded it as sympathetic to the aboriginal SC/ST communities.[7]

Raj, a Dalit, converted from Hinduism to Buddhism in 2001.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dalit leader Udit Raj joins BJP". dna. 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Not Without Reservations". 
  3. ^ "Noted Dalit Activist Udit Raj joins Bharatiya Janata Party". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Udit Raj Member of Parliament - Full Biography". Khatik Mahasangh. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-03-09. 
  5. ^ Arpit Parashar (4 May 2011). "One more party for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh". tehelka.com. 
  6. ^ Udit Raj (22 June 2004). "Reservation For Dalits In Private Sector". countercurrents.org. 
  7. ^ "'Dalits have bright future in BJP'". The Statesman. 5 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Varagur, Krithika (2018-04-11). "Converting to Buddhism as a Form of Political Protest". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-04-12. 

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