Recently, Sanatana Dharma has come under fire following a recent statement made by Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin. He called for its eradication and linked it to ailments like dengue and malaria. Despite receiving criticism, he hasn’t backtracked or expressed regret for his statements.
“Hindu religion is a menace not only for India but for the entire world,” DMK MP A Raja said in a video shared by Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai on Tuesday. This is not the first time DMK leaders have said anything like this about Sanatana Dharma.
Who is A Raja?
Adimuthu Raja is an Indian politician born on October 26, 1963, in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur District. He did his B.Sc. in mathematics from the Government Arts College in Musiri but was disinterested in the subject and was drawn to politics and writing instead.
He completed his graduation in law from the Government Law College in Madurai and his master’s from the Government Law College in Tiruchirapalli.
A Raja Family & Wife
His grandparents, who are Dalit, traveled to Sri Lanka to work on the tea farms from Velur in the Perambalur area. In the 1950s, they went back to India, and Raja’s father went back in 1961. A Raja was born to S.K.Aandimuthu and Chinnapillai.
A Raja was married to M. A. Parameswari and the couple have a daughter named Mayuri. Parameswari died of cancer on 29 May 2021 at the age of 54.
A Raja Career
Raja joined the DMK students wing in his final year of college when he began his political career, and he quickly advanced through the party ranks. Raja was suggested by Rajya Sabha MPs S Siva Subramaniam and KN Nehru as the DMK candidate in Perambalur for the 1996 Lok Sabha elections after Vaiko was ousted from the party. He was elected and sat in Parliament.
A Raja Positions Held
|1996||Elected to 11th Lok Sabha|
|13 October 1996-29 September 2000||Minister of State (Rural Development)|
|May 1999||Elected to 13th Lok Sabha|
|30 September 2000-21 May 2004||Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare)|
|May 2004||Elected to 14th Lok Sabha|
|23 May 2004-17 May 2007||Cabinet Minister (Environment and Forest)|
|18 May 2007-31 May 2009||Cabinet Minister (Communication and Information Technology)|
|May 2009||Elected to 15th Lok Sabha|
A Raja Religion
Raja was first introduced to Periyar and Dravidar Kazhagam in high school in Perambalur. He rapidly developed an interest in Ambedkar, Marx, and the rationalistic, atheistic ideology of the Dravidian people. A Raja identifies himself as an atheist.
A Raja Net Worth
A. Raja is the DMK political party’s deputy general secretary and the representative for the Nilgiris constituency at the moment. Raja’s exact earnings and wealth are really challenging. A. Raja had a net worth of 4.95 crores as of 2019, so there’s no latest information available regarding his current net worth (2023).
A Raja FAQs
A. Andimuthu is 60 years old.
A. A Raja was married to M. A. Parameswari. She died of cancer on 29 May 2021 at the age of 54.
A. Andimuthu Raja has a daughter named Mayuri.
A. “Hindu religion is a menace not only for India but for the entire world,” said A Raja.
A. A. Raja had a net worth of 4.95 crores as of 2019, so there’s no latest information available regarding his current net worth (2023).