Articles about A Raja (Andimuthu Raja)

Andimuthu Raja is a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) politician and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Tamil Nadu. He did his BSc in Mathematics, obtained his law degree from the Government Law College, Madurai, Master’s in law from Government Law College, Tiruchirappalli, and started practicing as a lawyer. He was associated with the Dravidar Kazhagam as a student leader and soon emerged as a prominent Dalit leader in the DMK. Having won from the Perambalur constituency, Raja entered the Lok Sabha in 1996. Though he failed to retain the seat in the 1998 elections, he was re-elected in the 1999 and 2004 Lok Sabha polls. In 2009, he decided to contest the General Elections from Nilgiris and was successful. Raja was a minister in three consecutive union governments, serving as the Minister of State (MoS) for Rural Development (1996-2000); Health & Family Welfare (2000-04); Minister for Environment & Forests (2004-07); and as Union Telecom Minister (2007-10). He was a key accused in the 2G Spectrum scam and, therefore, had to resign from the Telecom Ministry in 2010. Raja lost the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Nilgiris but was elected from the constituency in the 2019 elections.

13 Sep 2022

Tamil Nadu
You're untouchable as long as you're Hindu: DMK's A Raja

A video of Tamil Nadu's ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) MP A Raja has stirred up a hornet's nest.

2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

Nearly three months after former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others were acquitted in the 2G scam case, the CBI has challenged the court's decision.

Raja slams Vinod Rai, media, BJP in his new book

After being exonerated in the 2G scam case, ex-telecom minister A Raja has made explosive claims against former CAG Vinod Rai and the ruling BJP. This is all part of a tell-all book 'The 2G Saga Unfolds'. This book was released on January 19.

24 Dec 2017

How have the reactions to the 2G scam verdict been?

DMK party cadres gave a warm welcome to their leaders, RS MP Kanimozhi and former telecom minister A Raja, after they were exonerated in the 2G scam case.

23 Dec 2017

2G spectrum verdict: Why did the prosecution's case fall flat?

A special CBI court acquitted former telecom minister A Raja, DMK RS MP Kanimozhi and other corporate honchos in the 2G spectrum case.

21 Dec 2017

Arun Jaitley: Congress taking 2G verdict as badge of honor!

FM Arun Jaitley slammed Congress for treating the 2G verdict as a "badge of honor." He declared that Congress should recall why the case was investigated.

21 Dec 2017

Bharti Airtel
OP Saini: Judge handpicked to handle the 2G scam case

A special CBI court led by Judge Om Prakash Saini acquitted politicians A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

21 Dec 2017

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi & others acquitted of all charges

In a major setback, the Patiala House Court has acquitted all accused in the massive 2G scam. This includes Telecom minister A Raja, DMK RS member Kanimozhi and others.