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Rajan Prakash in Sep-2013
18 January 1981|
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Education||Bachelors, Post Graduate in Journalism|
|Alma mater||BHU Varansi|
|Political party||Aam Aadmi Party|
2012 Indian anti-corruption movement|
2011 Indian anti-corruption movement
Jan Lokpal Bill
Rajan Prakash (born 1981 ) is a social activist and an Indian politician. Born in Bihar, Rajan is a Bachelors, Post Graduate in Journalism of BHU, where he studied Journalism. He is a former Journalist(Jrn) in the DD News. He is well known for his role in Anna Andolan. He has taken part in the Jan Lokpal movement(Jan Lokpal Bill) as well as the party as a member of the media team.
He is Screening Committee member of Aam Aadmi Party. He has been declared as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate for the Kirari (known as Kirari Suleman Nagar) constituency in the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Vidhan Sabha.
Rajan Prakash was born in Sasaram, Bihar, on 18 January 1981, to Radhesyam Sriwastav and Kiran Devi. He has four younger brother named Sameer Prakash, Ravi Prakash, Shashi Prakash and Shwet Prakash. His father is a former Teacher and Mother is a House Wife.
Rajan Prakash worked as a journalist in TV, print and radio media for more than a decade. Beside lending his services to DD News, The Sunday Indian news weekly and Bhojpuri channel 'Hamar TV', Rajan Prakash has helped in script-writing for over 12 documentaries on raging social issues as well as many radio programmes.He has taken part in the Jan Lokpal movement as well as the party as a member of the media team.
Rajan Prakash has taken part in blood donation and organ donation initiatives as a volunteer ever since he was a student, and has continued to support these noble causes to the best of his abilities. While studying at the Benaras Hindu University(BHU), his friends and him used to help destitute patients at the BHU hospital.
Jan Lokpal Bill
Rajan Prakash developed an attachment for the Jan Lokpal Andolan while covering it as a journalist, and subsequently joined the movement in a full-time role. He has taken part in the Jan Lokpal movement as well as the party as a member of the media team.
Entry in Politics
A difference of opinion arose between Kejriwal and Anna Hazare. A survey conducted by the India Against Corruption organisation using social networking services had indicated that there was wide support for politicisation.
On 2 October, the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Kejriwal announced that he was forming a political party and that he intended the formal launch to be 26 November, coinciding with the anniversary of India's adoption of its constitution in 1949.
The party name — Aam Aadmi Party — reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi, or "common man", whose interests Kejriwal proposed to represent. The party was formally launched in Delhi on 26 November. It intends to contest elections for the first time on 4 December 2013 by participating in the contest for the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Rajan has been selected to contest against Anil Jha From Kirari Vidhansabha(known as Kirari Suleman Nagar).
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