D. P. Tripathi

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Devi Prasad Tripathi
MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Constituency Maharashtra
Personal details
Born (1952-11-29) 29 November 1952 (age 64)
Nationality Indian
Political party NCP
Profession Politician

Devi Prasad Tripathi (born 6 January 1954) is General Secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party of India.[1]

Early life[edit]

Devi Prasad Tripathi was born in Sultanpur Uttar Pradesh. As a student, Tripathi was president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, and later taught at Allahabad University as a professor of politics.


He is also the editor of the quarterly journal Think India. He speaks several Indian and foreign languages, and has lectured in a number of foreign universities.

Having become involved in politics at the age of sixteen, Tripathi became one of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's aides. He left the Congress Party, however, over his opposition to Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Party, becoming Prime Minister (because of her foreign origin). He joined the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, and has reached the position of its General Secretary and chief spokesman. He was responsible for negotiating over seat-sharing in Maharashtra.

A Writer[edit]

Other than editing a quarterly journal D P Tripathi has edited many books individually or jointly. Some of them are :


  1. ^ "NCP asks Left to call off stir against hike in petro prices". Hindu.com. 6 June 2008. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-23.