Rajeev Jha in April 2016
|General Secratory Rastriya Janata Party Nepal|
|Assumed office |
31 March 2013
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||14 September 1976 (age 45)|
|Political party||Rastriya Janata Party Nepal|
|Spouse(s)||Sony Kumari Jha|
|Alma mater||Shree Shankar Janata Secondary School|
Rajeev Jha (Chandrashkekhar Madheshi, alternately Rajiv Jha or Rajib Jha, Nepali: राजीव झा; born Gangesh Jha on 30 September 1976) is a Nepalese politician and General Secretary of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal. He fought for the right of the Madhesi people of the Terai-Madhesh region of Nepal, both as a civilian and as a militant.
In 2008, Rajeev Jha joined armed group JTMM and led the intellectual wing of the party. In 2009 he split with Jwal Singh and setup his own party Madhesh Rashtriya Jantantrik Party (MRJP).
Personal life and early career
Rajeev Jha was born in Dhuhabi-6, a village in Dhanusa District, some 15 kilometres east of Nepal’s zone Janakpur. Rajeev Jha spent much of his childhood and youth in Janakpur. He received Intermediate of Science (I.Sc) from R.R.Multiple Campus in Janakpur, and was once successful entrepreneurs having detergent and soap factory. Witnessing severe poverty and discrimination among Madhesi since his youth, Rajeev Jha was drawn to leftist political parties.In 2005 he was appointed as the president of Grass Root Nepal, an NGO working for the welfare of the Madhesi and Nepalese people in general. In 2005, he became the president of ‘Terai Sangrakchan Samiti(तराई संरक्षण समिति)’.[non-primary source needed] During Madhesh Revolution in 2008 TSS played a vital role and helped injured people by providing for shelter, food and treatment expenses to the people injured in the revolution.
In August 2012, Jha announced a turn away from violence, and began peace discussions with the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (Nepal). In September-2012, Jha announced that his MRJP was uniting with the Sadbhavana Party. In a late 2012[verification needed] interview, Jha stated he is fighting Election from home constituency of Dhanusha-2 (Dhanusa District) from a Sadbhavana Party. In 2012, he stated, “This does not mean I am giving up. We are changing our method, but will not rest till there is a Madhesh state.”
In 2013, Jha participated in 2013 Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, he stood as the Nepal Sadbhavana Party candidate in the constituency Dhanusa-2(Dhanusa District). He came second position according to the vote share of Nepal Sadbhavana Party in CA Election 2013.
In 2015, when both Sadbhavana Party Nepal Sadbhavana Party and Sanghiya Sadbhawna Party were merge to form Unified Nepal Sadbhavana Party and in that press conference he said "Time has come when we must demonstrate in our millions not against this or that, but rather for who we are".
- Nepal Sadbhawana Party
- Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandidevi)
- Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha
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