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Who is Raaj Kumar Anand: Delhi minister who resigned and quit AAP



Raaj Kumar Anand

on Wednesday quit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) citing corruption allegations against


and jailing of party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. He also quit from his post of cabinet minister in Delhi government.
Anand, the dalit face of AAP, is an MLA from Patel Nagar constituency. The 57-year-old had left AAP along with his wife in 2015, they later rejoined the party.

Infact his wife Veena was elected MLA from Patel Nagar in 2013.
Here is all you need to know about him:
Personal life

Anand was born on 14 September 1966. During his childhood, he used to work in a lock factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.
He completed his postgraduate studies in political science at Bundelkhand University (Jhansi) in 1989.
He completed his M A through giving tuition to students in Aligarh.
Political career
Anand was elected as an MLA in 2020 Delhi assembly polls, he emerged victorious from Patel Nagar.
He joined the Delhi cabinet on 3rd November 2022, following the resignation of Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam.

He was given charge of seven portfolios including social welfare, labour, employment, SC/ST welfare and cooperatives.
Charges against the MLA
Anand was accused of making hawala payments to China and evading customs duty amounting to about Rs 7 crore on various imports.
He also faced a 23-hour raid by ED in November 2023.

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