Raghav Chadha Biography – an Indian Politician and Member of the AAP

Raghav Chadha is an Indian politician and member of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is the youngest Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Punjab, India. He was the former Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board and MLA from the Rajendra Nagar assembly constituency in Delhi till 2022.

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Real Name: Raghav Chadha
Profession: Indian politician
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Partner: Parineeti Chopra
Age: 34

Raghav Chadha (born 11 November 1988) is an Indian politician and member of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is the youngest Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Punjab, India. He was the former Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board and MLA from the Rajendra Nagar assembly constituency in Delhi till 2022. Chadha has been elected as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. He is also a practicing chartered accountant.

Raghav Chadha Biography
Raghav Chadha Biography
Raghav Chadha Biography
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
2 May 2022
Preceded by Naresh Gujral
Constituency Punjab, India
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
In office
12 February 2020 – 24 March 2022
Preceded by Vijender Garg Vijay
Succeeded by Durgesh Pathak
Constituency Rajinder Nagar
Vice Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board
In office
2 March 2020 – 22 March 2022
Preceded by Dinesh Mohaniya
Succeeded by Saurabh Bharadwaj
Personal details
Born 11 November 1988 (age 34)
Delhi, India
Political party Aam Aadmi Party
Domestic partner Parineeti Chopra (engaged)
Alma mater University of Delhi
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Profession Chartered Accountant
Known for Spokesperson of AAP

Early life and work

Born on 11 November 1988.

Raghav Chadha Biography
Raghav Chadha Biography


In 2011, Chadha joined the uprising against corruption in India, also known as the India Against Corruption movement led by social activist Anna Hazare. He met Arvind Kejriwal during the movement. Chadha has been a part of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) since its inception. Mr. Kejriwal encouraged him in drafting the Delhi Lokpal Bill in 2012, which was also his first political task. He established himself as the AAP’s TV face and also became the youngest national spokesperson of the AAP and one of the youngest across parties.

When AAP won the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election with a majority, Chadha at the age of 26 was appointed AAP‘s national treasurer. In April 2018, the then Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh, terminated his appointment as an advisor to Sisodia along with 9 other advisors.

Lok Sabha Election

In 2019, he contested from the South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He lost in the elections to the BJP candidate, Ramesh Bidhuri with an overwhelming gap of 50% votes Since the 1980s, South Delhi has been a BJP stronghold and represented by stalwarts like Madan Lal Khurana, Sushma Swaraj, and Ramesh Bidhuri.

In 2020, as a leader of AAP, he was appointed AAP Punjab co-in-charge for the Punjab Legislative Assembly election.

MLA in Delhi Assembly

In February 2020, he contested from Rajendra Nagar in the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election and won against BJP’s candidate RP Singh with a margin of 20,058 votes. He polled a massive 57.06% of the total votes. Following the elections, he was appointed vice-chairman of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and assigned the water portfolio in the Delhi Government.

MP in Rajya Sabha

On 21 March 2022, it was announced that Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha along with four others were nominated by AAP for the post of Rajya Sabha member from Punjab for a six-year term starting 2022. No opposition candidate opposed their election. This made him the youngest MP at age 33. He was also appointed as a Member of the Parliament‘s Standing Committee on Finance in Rajya Sabha. The committee oversees the laws and policies drafted by three union ministries and the NITI Aayog.

In April 2022, he said that the BJP settled Bangladeshis and Rohingyas in Delhi and used them to cause riots.

Credited with the party’s success in Punjab, on 18 September 2022 he was appointed co-in-charge for the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election.

Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab

After AAP’s victory in the State, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann appointed Raghav Chadha as the Chairman of an Advisory Panel. A plea challenging his appointment was struck down by the High Court.

Electoral performance

2019 Indian general elections: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Ramesh Bidhuri 6,87,014 56.58 +11.41
AAP Raghav Chadha 3,19,971 26.35 -9.12
INC Vijender Singh 1,64,613 13.56 +2.20
NOTA None of the Above 5,264 0.43 +0.07
Majority 3,67,043 30.23 +20.53
Turnout 12,14,545 58.75 -4.22
BJP hold Swing +11.41
Delhi Assembly elections, 2020: Rajinder Nagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Raghav Chadha 59,135 57.06 +3.67
BJP R. P. Singh 39,077 37.70 +1.76
INC Rocky Tuseed 3,941 3.80 -4.00
NOTA None of the above 467 0.45 +0.04
Majority 20,058 19.36 +1.91
Turnout 1,03,675 58.50 -9.80
Registered electors 1,77,867
AAP hold Swing +3.67

Personal life

Chadha is engaged to Parineeti Chopra.

Raghav Chadha with Pareeniti Chopra
Raghav_Chadha with Pareeniti Chopra

Controversies (Raghav Chadha Biography)

On 8 August 2023, five MPs claimed that their names were mentioned on the proposal to send the Delhi NCR Amendment Bill to the Select Committee without their consent, by a motion moved by Raghav Chadha. They accused Chadha of forgery and breach of privilege. On 11 August, Chadha was suspended from the Rajya Sabha, for “Gross Violation Of Rules”. He will remain suspended until the privilege committee decides on it.

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