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Rajendra Pareek

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Rajendra Pareek
Spouse(s)  Veena Pareek
Role  Legislator

Children  Two
Party  Indian National Congress
Profession  Politician
Residence  Sikar
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Constituency  Sikar (Rajasthan Assembly constituency), Rajasthan
Born  5 February 1948 (age 67) Sikar, Rajasthan, India (1948-02-05)
Political party  Indian National Congress

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Rajendra Pareek (born 5 February 1948 in Sikar district of Rajasthan) has been a member of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 13th sessions of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, where he has sat as a supporter of the Indian National Congress party. He is also popularly known as Raju Pareek or Raju Bhaiya in his constituency.


Rajendra pareek

Education and early career

Rajendra Pareek was born on 5 February 1948 as the second son of Bhanwar Lal Pareek and Durga Devi. He graduated with a B.Com degree from the University of Rajasthan in 1972. He became interested in politics as a student.

Before entering politics, Pareek worked in Kolkata for the B. K. Birla Group. He left Kolkata in July 1976 and in 1978 he started a woollen carpet manufacturing business at Sikar. That business closed in 1992.

Pareek is married to Veena Pareek and has two children.

Political career

Pareek was General Secretary of Sikar District Congress Committee (1984-1990) before winning his first election to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from the Sikar constituency in 1990. He became a member of the All India Congress Committee after that election and he won the Sikar seat again in the elections of 1993 and 1998.. He was nominated as General Secretary of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee in 2004. In the elections of 2008, he again won from Sikar. He lost to candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2003 and 2013 elections.

Pareek was appointed Minister of Industries, Public Undertaking, Economics and Statistics, Excise, NRIs on 28 February 2009. He was given additional charge of Mines and Petroleum in November 2011. He was also given additional charge of the Waters Resources ministry for a short time.

Pareek has twice refused to eat cereals for an extended period of time. The first occasion lasted 14 months and was connected to demands for the building of Zanana Hospital in Sikar; the second occasion saw him abstain for 27 months in support of construction of a railway overbridge connecting the localities of Sikar. His abstentions ended when both projects were begun.

As of December 2014, he is an Executive Member of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.


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