Political Journey of Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha was merely a 22-year-old young boy when India Against Corruption movement was about to end in 2012. The movement was led by the social activist who sat on strict fastening, the same way as Gandhi did Satyagraha. The fight was to end the corruption in the state ruled by the INC. The movement was managed by Arvind Kejriwal encouraging the participation of the people across the country.

Raghav Chadha was about to start his practice as a chartered accountant then. He sought an appointment to meet Kejriwal, and the rest become history.

Chadha was deeply influenced by Anna Andolan, that had driven the whole nation. He had just returned from the UK after completing his master’s degree in finance and was about to opt for a chartered accountancy career.

Raghav felt that, he could manage time and do the voluntary work in the movement. He used to contribute his four hours in the week to the movement, which later resulted in the birth of the party, and his full-time commitment to it.

The Aam Aadmi Party was formed in November 2012. Presently, AAP is serving its second term in Delhi and expanding itself to Punjab, and it is continuously making the reach to other states of the nation.

Currently, AAP is recognized as the fastest-growing political start-up. The victory of the party in Punjab has a major contribution to Raghav Chadha in its political campaign. Chadha has become the elected member of the Rajya Sabha unopposed, with the other four nominees of the party from Punjab.

From being a young scholar in the world’s largest political experiment of turning the movement into a political party with such growing popularity, Chadha has come a long way, becoming the youngest member of the Rajya-Sabha.

Being the youngest achiever is not new for Chadha, as he was the youngest to get the license to practice CA. Chadha was appointed as AAP’s national spokesperson at the age of 22. He becomes the national treasure at the age of 26.

In the assembly elections of Delhi held in 2013, Chadha drafted the manifesto of the party, being a member of the national executive. He also served as the advisor to Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister of Delhi. Raghav assisted Manish Sisodia in removing unnecessary expenditures from the capital’s budget.

Raghav has also faced charges of litigation, when the then Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley filed the defamation case. Kejriwal successfully fought off the case.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha Election, Raghav Chadha fought from South Delhi and lost it to BJP member Ramesh Bidhuri. But he won the assembly election next year from Rajinder Nagar. After his winning, he was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board, and also led the committee of Vidhan Sabha on communal harmony.

The Punjab assignment has been a big leap in his political career. Now, Raghav is all set to lead the political campaign for the Gujarat elections.

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