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Lalji Tandon (born 12 April 1935) is currently Governor of Bihar. He was an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), known as a protege of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[1][2]

Shri Lalji Tondon
Lalji Tandon at the release event of his book, 'Ankaha Lucknow'.jpg
34th Governor of Bihar
Assumed office
23 August 2018
Preceded by Satya Pal Malik
Member of Parliament for Lucknow
In office
16 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
Preceded by Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Succeeded by Rajnath Singh
Constituency Lucknow
Personal details
Born (1935-04-12) 12 April 1935 (age 83)
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Krishna Tandon
Children three sons
Website Lok Sabha webpage

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]



In the family He has wife Krishna Tandon, 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.


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.[2] 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.

In April 2004, on the eve of the elections, he was distributing free saris to poor women on his birthday, when a stampede broke out, killing 21 people.[4] He was later given a clean chit in this matter.

He was elected to the 15th Lok Shabha in 2009.

He was appointed as the governor of bihar on 21st august 2018.


Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Member of Parliament
for Lucknow

2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
Rajnath Singh
Political offices
Preceded by
Keshari Nath Tripathi
Additional Charge
Governor of Bihar
23 August 2018 – Present

External linksEdit

- Bihar guv Lalji Tandon felicitated at Lucknow:

- Nagrik Abhinandan Programme includes Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon:

- PPU probe finds exorbitant fee at JD Women’s College:

- Ayushman Bharat best scheme for poor: Nitish Kumar :

- Bihar governor opens Indian Crossword League :

- Veteran BJP leader Lalji Tandon sworn in as governor of Bihar, replaces Satya Pal Malik:

- Janmashtami 2018: Bihar Governor, CM Greet People On the Eve of Lord Krishna's Birthday:

- Universities in Bihar junk 'colonial' black gowns, caps in favour of 'swadeshi dress' with Malaviya turbans, yellow angavastram:

- Governor's nudge to VC:

- Tandon treads reforms path:


- Accountability must for higher education reforms, says Bihar governor Lalji Tandon: