H Raja: News

Hariharan Raja is a chartered accountant and a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Tamil Nadu. He did his graduation in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University. He was a volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), holding some key positions such as Mukhyashikshak and Rameshwaram division’s Vibhag Vyavastha Pramukh. He later joined BJP in 1980. Raja contested for the first time in the 1989 Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections and, in 1991, became the District Convener of the Sivaganga district. He won from the Karaikudi constituency in the 2001 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, serving as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) for one term till 2006. Since then, Raja has lost the Assembly elections consecutively in 2006, 2016, and 2021. He unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 1999, 2014, and 2019. Raja lost in the 2019 General Elections from Sivaganga constituency against the Indian National Congress’s (INC) Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. Raja has served as Tamil Nadu BJP’s State General Secretary and was appointed as the National Secretary of BJP from 2014 to 2020. He has often been in the news for his controversial remarks.

25 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

Will bring bad name: Congress leader opposes Karti Chidambaram's candidature

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti was given a Congress ticket from Sivaganga late on Sunday night, making way for infighting in the party.

25 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Kamal Haasan withdraws from poll-race, promises 50L jobs in manifesto

On Sunday, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan announced that he wouldn't contest upcoming Lok Sabha elections or Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu while stressing that all "candidates were his faces".

16 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN BJP leader calls police 'anti-Hindu' during Ganesh idol immersion

BJP National Secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy yet again, picking up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

08 Aug 2018

J Jayalalithaa

Madras HC allows burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach

The Madras HC has allowed DMK to bury its party chief Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina Beach, for which the state government had refused permission.

20 Apr 2018

Sexual Harassment

'Women-journos sleep around, why complain about patting cheeks?': BJP leader

When TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit patted a female journalist's cheek at a press-conference, BJP leader S Ve Shekher thought it wasn't a big deal as 'women journalists are forced to sleep around anyway.'

21 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house

Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said.

20 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Statue vandalism: Another Periyar statue damaged in Tamil Nadu

A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon EV Ramasamy, popularly known as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of vandalism incidents.

07 Mar 2018


Miscreants hurl petrol bombs at BJP office in Coimbatore

Miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the BJP office in Coimbatore early Wednesday morning around 4 am but no one was injured, police said.

After Lenin, it's Periyar in TN, Shyama Mukherjee in Kolkata

A day after BJP supporters brought down communist leader Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura, similar incidents, purportedly a reaction, have been reported from TN and Kolkata.