Lalji Tandon

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Shri Lalji Tondon
Lalji Tandon at the release event of his book, 'Ankaha Lucknow'.jpg
30th Governor of Bihar
Assumed office
23 August 2018
Preceded bySatya Pal Malik
Member of Parliament for Lucknow
In office
16 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
Preceded byAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Succeeded byRajnath Singh
ConstituencyLucknow
Personal details
Born (1935-04-12) 12 April 1935 (age 83)
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Krishna Tandon
Childrenthree sons
ResidenceRaj Bhavan, Patna
WebsiteLok Sabha webpage

Lalji Tandon (born 12 April 1935) is and Indian politician, as of 2018 serving as the Governor of Bihar. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a protégé of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[1]

Career[edit]

He has been a member of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) for two terms, 1978–84 and remained the Leader of House, of the Council, 1990–96. Subsequently he remained a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (MLA) for three terms, 1996–2009, and remained the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, 2003-07.[citation needed] He had also served as Urban Development minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet under Mayawati (in the BSP-BJP combine), and also in the Kalyan Singh ministry earlier.

On his birthday in April 2004, he was distributing free saris to poor women when a stampede broke out, killing 21 people.[2] He was later given a clean chit in this matter.[citation needed]

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 an enormous electoral spending, Akhilesh Das of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) polled third, trailing by 70 thousand votes.[3]

He was sworn in as governor of Bihar on 23 August 2018.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Tandon is married to Krishna Tandon, with whom he has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lalji Tandon is BJP's LS candidate from Lucknow". Rediff.com. February 27, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "UP stampede toll 21, PM rushing to Lucknow". Rediff.com. April 12, 2004. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lalji Tandon defeats Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Lucknow". Business Standard. May 16, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Veteran BJP leader Lalji Tandon sworn in as governor of Bihar, replaces Satya Pal Malik". Firstpost. August 23, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Member of Parliament
for Lucknow

2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
Rajnath Singh
Preceded by
Satya Pal Malik
Governor of Bihar
23 August 2018 - Present
Incumbent

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