|Member 15th Lok Sabha|
12 April 1935 |
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|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.
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. 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.
He was elected to the 15th Lok Shabha in 2009.