Today known as Politicians were once worked as Journalists – Famous Indian Journalists who Joined Politics

Big ruling parties and their well known politicians and now have been famous. There have been a direct entry in the field and there were some who once owned another career and then came into the field of journalism. The most recently that joined politics were the once who were known to be a popular journalist joining the row.

Journalism and Politics now seems to be the two sides of the coin. The journalist that have joined politics had a credibility while they worked as journalists and so it continued in the next career too. People knew them from before. Here is the list of some journalists who turned politicians.

M J Akbar

A veteran Indian Journalist who has been the editorial director of India Today Group is now the Minister of State for external Affairs and also a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, Madhya Pradesh. M J Akbar joined under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi. He was also appointed as the national spokesperson for BJP.

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Rajeev Shukla

Previously, Rajeev Shukla worked as a reporter for Jansatta (Hindi Daily) and afterwards got merged with Indian National Congress and joined as a spokesperson and as a secretary to All India Congress Committee. Rajeev Shukla has been continuing the service with Congress Party.

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Shazia Ilmi

As a Television Journalist and an anchor at Star News and was the spokesperson for the movement India Against Corruption led by Anna Hazare. She also worked as a member for Aam Aadmi Party that she left after some time and joined BJP .



Now a member of Aam Aadmi Party working as a spokesperson who previously worked with IBN 7. Ashutosh since then has been a active member of Aam Aadmi Party who also handles crucial matters as well as gave an insight into them.

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Ashish Khetan

The Tehalka journalist who also started his journalism portal called Gulail is now a active member of Aam Aadmi Party and has been working as a spokesperson for the party. Ashish Khetan joined AAP soon after quitting his journalism career.


Kanwar Sandhu

The biggest name in journalism in Punjab who started his career with, “The Tribune” and later worked with “Indian Express” and is now a Aam Aadmi Party leader from Punjab. He joined the political party to bring the much needed change in Punjab.

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Arun Shourie

Editor of the Indian Express and Times Of India and later joined as a BJP representative. He remained the BJP member for a long time and then quit the political party. Arun Shourie also worked as an economist with the World bank.


Manish Sisodia

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi who looks after services like finance and Planning and Education. He is the member of the National Executive Committee of Aam Aadmi Party. Manish Sisodia previously worked as a television newsreader.


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