Lalji Tandon in 2018
|18th Governor of Madhya Pradesh|
29 July 2019 – 1 July 2020
|Chief Minister||Kamal Nath|
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
|Preceded by||Anandiben Patel|
|Succeeded by||Anandiben Patel|
|28th Governor of Bihar|
23 August 2018 – 28 July 2019
|Chief Minister||Nitish Kumar|
|Preceded by||Satya Pal Malik|
|Succeeded by||Phagu Chauhan|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
16 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Succeeded by||Rajnath Singh|
|Leader of the Opposition, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
7 September 2003 – 13 May 2007
|Preceded by||Swami Prasad Maurya|
|Succeeded by||Mulayam Singh Yadav|
|Born||12 April 1935|
Chowk, Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
|Died||21 July 2020 (aged 85)|
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janta Party|
|Children||3 (including Ashutosh Tandon)|
|Residence||Raj Bhavan, Bhopal|
|Alma mater||Kalicharan Degree College, Lucknow University|
Lal Ji Tandon (12 April 1935 – 21 July 2020) was an Indian politician who served as the 18th Governor of Madhya Pradesh and 28th Governor of Bihar. He had also served as a member of parliament from 1996 until 2014 and as the Leader of the Opposition of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from 2003 until 2007. He was a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a protégé of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Tandon was born in Chowk village in Lucknow, United Provinces, British India to Shivnarayan Tandon and Annpurna Devi. He graduated from Kalicharan Degree College. Tandon married Krishna Tandon on 26 February 1958, with whom he had three sons.
Tandon was a member of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) for two terms, from 1978 until 1984 and remained the Leader of the House, of the Council from 1990 to 1996. Subsequently, he remained a member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) for three terms, 1996–2009, and remained the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly from 2003 to 2007. He had also served as Urban Development minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet under Mayawati (in the BSP-BJP alliance), and also in the Kalyan Singh ministry earlier.
In May 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow by a margin over 40,000 votes over Rita Bahuguna Joshi of Indian National Congress. The seat was earlier held by former BJP President Atal Bihari Vajpayee since 1991 for four consecutive terms. Despite enormous electoral spending, Akhilesh Das of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) polled third, trailing by 70,000 votes.
Death and legacy
Lalji Tandon Foundation was formed in October 2020. This foundation will be chaired by Gopal Tandon and will implement public services.
In July 2020, two roads in Uttar Pradesh were proposed to be named after Tandon. In December 2020, in another proposal, a boxing hall bearing the name of Tandon is to be built in Chowk Stadium, Lucknow.
- "लालजी टंडन मध्य प्रदेश के गवर्नर होंगे, आनंदीबेन उत्तर प्रदेश की राज्यपाल बनाई गईं". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 20 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
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- "लालजी टण्डन फाउंडेशन का हुआ गठन, गोपाल टण्डन बने अध्यक्ष". Newstrack. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- "Two roads to be named after Lalji Tandon in Uttar Pradesh". The Times of India. 25 July 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
- "लालजी टंडन के नाम पर होगा चौक स्टेडियम में बन रहा बॉक्सिंग हॉल, जल्द होगा लोकार्पण". www.timesnowhindi.com (in Hindi). 8 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
| Member of Parliament
2009 – 2014
Satya Pal Malik
| Governor of Bihar
23 August 2018 – 28 July 2019
| Governor of Madhya Pradesh
29 July 2019 - 30 June 2020