Janardan Dwivedi

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Janardan Dwivedi
MP, Rajya Sabha
Personal details
Born (1945-09-05) 5 September 1945 (age 68)
Lodhawara, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party Indian National Congress
As of 6 February, 2014
Source: india.gov.in

Janardhan Dwivedi is an Indian politician and senior leader of the Indian National Congress party.

Early life[edit]

Janardhan Dwivedi was born in Lodhawara in the present-day Chitrakoot district, Uttar Pradesh.[1]

Political career[edit]

In May 2009 he took charge from Veerappa Moily as Chairman of the Media Department and Head Spokesperson of Congress in addition to serving as the party General Secretary.

He was on the four member committee that included Rahul Gandhi, A.K.Antony and Ahmed Patel to look after the party's affairs in Sonia Gandhi's absence.[2]

Controversies[edit]

On 6 June 2011, during a press conference in Delhi he criticized Swami Ramdev and the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] Dwivedi had a shoe thrown at him as an insult by Sunil Kumar, who claimed to be a journalist from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan state.

Stand on Reservation[edit]

On 4 February 2014, he urged congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to reconsider the party's stand on caste based reservations in India.He said that caste based reservation should end and urged all the financially backward class to get the benefit irrespective of caste.[4] However congress party sepearted from Dwivedi's view saying that it was his personal view and not the party's. Congress president Sonia Gandhi later clarified the party's stand and said that Caste based reservations should continue for SCs, STs and OBCs.[5]

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