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Raja Bhaiya

From left, UP Governor BL Joshi, CM Akhilesh Yadav with independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya (right) who was sworn in as Cabinet minister at Rajbhawan in Lucknow.

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Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya at Parliament House in New Delhi during ongoing monsoon session.

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Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh at a press conference in Lucknow after he got cleanchit by the CBI in DSP Zia-ul-Haq's murder case.

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Former UP minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya coming out of the special CBI court in Lucknow after a hearing in connection with the murder of DYSP Zia-Ul-Haq.

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Former UP Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh (Raja Bhaiya) addresses media after returning from CBI camp office following 9 hours of questiong in DSP Zia ul Haq murder case in Kunda.

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My way Raja Bhaiyya in Kunda

Nirala Tripathi

Activists burning an effigy of independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in Lucknow during a protest over his alleged involvement in Kunda DSP killing case.

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Raja Bhaiyya, as UP cabinet minister for prisons and civil supplies, belying the SP’s claims of a clean regime. The murder accused, also charged in 2004 PDS scam, now in an age row.

Narendra Bisht

Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh greets Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after taking oath as a Cabinet minister at the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow. Induction of controversial Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya as Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh raised eyebrows but new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav defended it claiming that the criminal cases against him were politically motivated.

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Samajwadi Party leaders demanding release of independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya while addressing the media after adjournment of the assembly in Lucknow.

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