Shyama Charan Gupta

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Shyama Charan Gupta
Member of 16th Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byRewati Raman Singh
ConstituencyAllahabad (Lok Sabha constituency)
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byRam Sajeevan
Succeeded byR. K. Singh Patel
ConstituencyBanda (Lok Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born (1945-02-09) 9 February 1945 (age 74)
Chitrakoot, United Provinces, British India
Political partySamajwadi Party
Spouse(s)Jamunotri Devi Gupta
ChildrenVidup Agrahari
Vibhav Agrahari
Venu Agrahari
ResidencePrayagraj Allahabad
Alma materLucknow University (1966)
Kanpur University
WebsiteShyama Charan Gupta

Shyama Charan Gupta (born 9 February 1945) is an Indian politician, entrepreneur,[2] and sitting Member of Parliament representing Allahabad (Lok Sabha constituency) in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He is founder and CMD of Shyama Group of companies, established in 1973.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Shyama Charan Gupta was born in Unchadih, District Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) on February 9, 1945. He was educated in a nearby village Manikpur till High School, completed Intermediate from Allahabad. His academic qualifications include B.A, LL.B. from Kanpur and Lucknow subsequently.[5]

Political career[edit]

Mr. Shyama Charan Gupta contested the parliamentary elections for the first time from Banda as an Independent candidate in 1984 and stood third. His second parliamentary election was from Allahabad in 1991 on BJP ticket. He lost to Janata Dal's Saroj Dubey by 5,196 votes. In 1996, he campaigned for Murli Manohar Joshi only to challenge him in 1998 Lok Sabha elections as Samajwadi Party candidate. After losing the poll, he shifted to Banda (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1999 general elections. On 28 August 1989, he was elected as Mayor of Allahabad. He was elected the Mayor of Allahabad after a gap of 19 years ,it was a prestigious election which he won as an independent candidate with the support of then Janta Dal. He emerged as a solid and a powerful Baniya Leader of Eastern UP during that time. In 2004, Mr. Shyama Charan was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Banda parliamentary constituency on the ticket of Samajwadi Party.[6] He unsuccessfully fought from Phulpur in 2009 general election, losing to his Bahujan Samaj Party rival by a margin of less than 15,000 votes. In 2014 general election he won from Allahabad on a BJP ticket.[7]

The business man-turned-politician Mr. Gupta dropped hints of his dissatisfaction with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s party when one of his sons joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in January, 2014, reportedly his instance.[8] He resigned from Samajwadi Party and joined BJP to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Allahabad.[9] He won the elections getting 313772 votes, a margin of 62009 votes over incumbent MP Rewati Raman Singh of the SP.[10][11] He is presently member in the Committee on Finance , Committee for the Ministry of Mines & Steel , Committee on Subordinate Legislation . Also previously during his tenure as Member of Parliament from Banda , between 2004-2009 , he was on the Standing Committee of Finance and on the Consultative Committee of Food Processing .

Business career[edit]

He established Shyama Group of companies in 1973, which involved in Bidi manufacturing and has stakes in hospitality and real estate sectors.

Personal life[edit]

Shyama Charan Gupta is married to Jamunotri Gupta; the couple has two sons Vidup Agrahari and Vibhav Agrahari, and a daughter Venu Agrahari.


  1. ^ "Shyama Charan Gupta:Corporate Social Responsibilities".
  2. ^ "Cash Flows Down The Sangam". Outlook. 26 May 2014.
  3. ^ Shyama Charan Gupta (Allahabad, UP)
  4. ^ "Samajwadi Party government victimising those who voted for BJP: Prayagraj MP Shyama Charan Gupta". Political Mirror. 22 May 2014.
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  6. ^ "Dissent over Shyama Charan Gupta rocks Allahabad BJP unit". Times of India. 21 Mar 2014.
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  8. ^ "Leader questions BJP move to field ex-SP man from Allahabad". Business Standard. 20 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Rift in BJP over 'outsider' Allahabad candidate". 20 March 2014.
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  11. ^ "Shyama Charan Gupta of BJP WINS the Allahabad". 16 May 2014.

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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Rewati Raman Singh
Member of Parliament from Allahabad
2014 – present