Raghav Chadha (born 11 November 1988) is an Indian politician and member of the Aam Aadmi Party. The Rajya Sabha’s youngest member from Punjab, India is he. He served as the vice chairman of the Delhi Jal Board and as a member of the Delhi assembly for the Rajendra Nagar assembly district. As a Rajya Sabha.
Early life and career
Chadha was Born on 11 November 1988 and raised in New Delhi, Chadha attended the Modern School, Barakhamba Road in the capital city and then earned a degree from the University of Delhi (DU). He later pursued chartered accounting at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, after which he enrolled in an EMBA certification programme at the London School of Economics. Early in his career, he worked at accounting firms like Grant Thornton, Deloitte, and Shyam Malpani.
|Born||11 November 1988 New Delhi|
|Political party||Aam Aadmi Party|
|Parents||Sunil Chadha, Alka Chadha|
|Occupation||Politician, Chartered Accountant|
|Height||in Feet Inches- 5’9”|
|Education||London School of Economics and Political Science|
Raghav Chadha joined the India Against Corruption movement, also known as the anti-corruption revolt, in 2011, which was led by social activist Anna Hazare.The movement is when he first met Arvind Kejriwal. Since the beginning of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Raghav Chadha has been a member. In 2012, Mr. Kejriwal supported him as he drafted the Delhi Lokpal Bill, which was also his first political job. He became the AAP’s TV face, the party’s youngest national spokesperson, and one of the youngest among all parties.
Chadha was named the party’s national treasurer when AAP won a majority in the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election. He was 26 years old at the time. In April 2018, Rajnath Singh, who was serving as the Union Minister for Home Affairs at the time, cancelled Sisodia’s appointment as one of 10 advisors.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he ran from the South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency. He finished second in the polls but lost to BJP candidate Ramesh Bidhuri. Among all the AAP candidates running in the election, Chadha received the largest vote share. South Delhi has been a BJP stronghold since the 1980s, and stalwarts like Madan Lal Khurana and Sushma Swaraj serve as its representatives.
He was designated AAP Punjab co-in-charge for the Punjab Legislative Assembly election in 2020 while serving as an AAP leader. He is acknowledged as having contributed to the AAP’s overwhelming success in Punjab, when the party won 92 of the state’s 117 assembly seats.
MLA in Delhi Assembly
He ran for the Delhi Legislative Assembly in the February 2020 election from Rajendra Nagar and defeated BJP rival RP Singh by a margin of 20,058 votes. Raghav received a staggering 57.06% of all the votes. He was given the water portfolio in the Delhi government and appointed vice-chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) after the elections.
MP in Rajya Sabha
Raghav Chadha, a Delhi MLA, and four other people were nominated by the AAP for the position of Rajya Sabha members from Punjab for a six-year term beginning in 2022, it was announced on March 21, 2022. No challenger ran against their election. At 33, he was the youngest MP as a result. The committee is in charge of regulating the laws and regulations created by the NITI Aayog and three union ministries.
He claimed that the BJP had sent Rohingyas and Bangladeshis to Delhi and used them to incite riots in April 2022. On September 18, 2022, he was nominated co-in-charge for the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election. He is credited for the party’s win in Punjab.
Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab
Raghav Chadha was named the head of an advisory panel by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann following AAP’s resounding victory in the State.