Manoj Kumar Jha is an Indian politician.
- 1 Wiki/Biography
- 2 Physical Appearance
- 3 Family
- 4 Religion
- 5 Address
- 6 Signature
- 7 Career
- 8 Controversies
- 9 Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 10 Assets & Properties
- 11 Facts/Trivia
Manoj Kumar Jha was born on Saturday, 5 August 1967 (age 56 years; as of 2023) in Saharsa, Bihar. His zodiac sign is Leo. In 1992, he completed his master’s in social work at University of Delhi, Delhi. In 2001, he pursued a PhD degree in social work from the same university.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Manoj Kumar Jha’s father was Shri Jawahar Jha and his mother’s name was Shrimati Madhuri Jha. There is not much information about his siblings.
Wife & Children
Manoj Kumar Jha is married to Shrimati Namrata Jha. She is a housemaker. The couple has two daughters named Maitreyi Jha and Moulishree Jha.
Manoj Kumar Jha follows Hinduism.
Chanakyapuri, Gangzala, Ward No. 19, Saharsa, Bihar (852201)
Manoj Kumar Jha served as a lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia from 1994 to 2002. He started working as Associate Professor at Department of Social Work, University of Delhi and in 2014, he became the Head of The Department of Social Work and a member of Doctoral Research Committee at the University Of Delhi where he served till 2017. In 2017, he became the member of Nodal Officer and Committee of NE Students in the same university. He holds a position as the visiting faculty member to the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He is prominent in the field of political governance, social action, and economic relations.
- Opposition to Silence (2009)
- Understanding Political Discourse (2008)
- Prospects for Peace amidst chaotic conflict (2006)
- We have failed to protect the ‘Idea of India’ (31 April 2017)
- Dear Opposition, We Have Failed India (3 April 2017)
- We Need More Youthful Dreamers Like You: A Letter to Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 2017)
- Temples of Learning Have Become Breeding Grounds for Bigotry: A Letter to Nehru (14 November 2018)
- Dismantling the Public University (19 September 2018)
- Is a Grand Opposition against the BJP Possible? (15 November 2018)
- GA coming together due to shared perspectives, not intimidation’ (3 May 2019)
- PM Narendra Modi Not Gaining Traction, Desperation Shows On His Face: RJD’s Manoj Jha (2 May 2019)
- Dear Friends in the Opposition (1 February 2019).
- Is there a Case for Reservation for the Forward Classes? (1 February 2019)
- History shows lack of debate is a symptom of majoritarianism (18 September 2019)
- Social Work in India: Do we Love Being at Crossroads? (July 2015)
- Revisiting Client-Worker Relationship,: Biestek Through Gramscian Gaza, Journal of Progressive Human Services (August 2013)
- Social Work and Minorities in India: Case for Renewed Engagement (April 2012)
- Community Organisation in Split Societies (2009)
- Communal Violence and Intercommunity Rlatons (March 2010)
- Reviewed of-Unheard Voices by Harsh Mander for Perspectives in Social work (April 2002)
In 2012, he joined Rashtriya Janata Dal as the national spokesperson. On 3 April 2018, he was elected unopposed from Bihar as the Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
He has participated in several debates on various topics in Indian Parliament.
The Member of Legislative Assembly of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Chetan Anand lashed out on Manoj Kumar Jha and asked to remove ‘Jha’ from his name.
Bihar’s former legislator, Anand Mohan’s son, Chetan Anand, who is the Member of Legislative Assembly of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) outraged towards his party’s Member of Parliament, Manoj Kumar Jha over the poem ‘Thakur ka Kuan’ by Om Prakash Valmiki which he recited during the women’s reservation bill debate in the Upper House on 27 September 2023. During an interview, Chetan Anand strongly opposed any kind of attacks on the caste of Thakurs and said,
Manoj Jha talks about killing Thakurs. If he is truly a socialist, why doesn’t he eliminate the Brahmins within his own community? My name is Chetan Anand. Manoj Jha should remove ‘Jha’ from his name. Thakur society includes people from all walks of life, and targeting one caste in the name of social justice is hypocrisy. Such statements will not be tolerated.”
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- In 2019, Manoj Kumar Jha was awarded with Shrawan Kumar Award by the 29th Governor of Bihar, Phagu Chauhan at Mahavir Mandir, Patna.
- On 14 March 2023, Manoj Kumar Jha was awarded the ‘Best Debutant Parliamentarian of the Year’ at the Lokmat Parliamentary Award.
Assets & Properties
Manoj Kumar Jha owns the amount of INR 24,16,296.40 as his movable asset value.
Manoj Kumar Jha’s immovable asset value is INR 26, 79,000.
- Manoj Kumar Jha was one among the opposition delegations consisting of twenty-one members who visited Manipur on 20 July 2023 to observe the consequences of ethnic violence that erupted there. In an interview, he talked about his visit and explained the situation. He said that the reason for the visit was
to be there in solidarity, letting people know that India cares. What we realised there was that the idea of a State was conspicuously missing. Manipur has a history of such conflicts but in the last 30 years, people have developed a kind of grammar for peaceful coexistence. Today, Manipur is a classic example of a split society, and a split society can never enrich the idea of democracy. That is worrisome.”
- On 5 February 2022, Manoj Kumar Jha criticised the President’s speech in Rajya Sabha. In Rajya Sabha, he picked up the real concerns that India is facing like the protest by railway job aspirants for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and said,
The President spends his day talking to his advisors, watching television, checking social media and having discussions. Does he not feel that the country’s visuals are not great? Tear gas on students…what were they demanding? They weren’t asking for the moon. They were asking for jobs. Not the ones paying Rs 2 crore, they said give us whatever is left. You lathi charged them. I think if the President’s address doesn’t have these worries, then the speech just feels like a piece of paper.”
- Manoj Kumar Jha showed his concern towards the innocent civilians of Palestine on Twitter. The tweet read,
We all condemned the barbaric terror perpetrated by #Hamas but why should that be perceived as consent for genocidal violence by #Israelistate on innocent civilians of #Palestine. Why India must stand with Palestine https://t.co/1c6FTHJGm1 via @IndianExpress
— Manoj Kumar Jha (@manojkjhadu) October 30, 2023