Sudhanshu Trivedi
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
9 October 2019
Preceded byArun Jaitley[1]
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh[2]
Personal details
Born (1970-10-20) 20 October 1970 (age 52)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India[3]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseDr. Shalini Tiwari
  • U.D. Trivedi [4] (father)
Residence(s)Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Alma mater

Sudhanshu Trivedi (born 20 October 1970) is an Indian politician and former professor. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Member of Parliament from its Upper House, the Rajya Sabha. Trivedi is the Senior National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[5][6][7][8]

Life and career

Trivedi hails from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He studied Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering[9] from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (previously U.P. Technical University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[10] Trivedi got a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and was a faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering department of many universities including the Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya.

He worked as an information advisor to the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as political advisor to the former BJP National President Rajnath Singh.[11] During the 2014 Indian General Elections, he was one of the members of the BJP's media team.[12] As of 2016, he is the national spokesperson of the BJP.[13][11]

Trivedi was elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha in by-election from Uttar Pradesh in 2019. The seat had fallen vacant after the demise of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley.[14]


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  2. ^ "BJP names Sudhanshu Trivedi for Rajya Sabha By polls from Uttar Pradesh". Times of India. 3 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Sudhanshu Trivedi birth date | Who is Sudhanshu Trivedi".
  4. ^ "Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi| National Portal of India".
  5. ^ "BJP mocks Rahul Gandhi on promises for farmers". Economic Times. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi was called Father of Nation, not Father of Cong party: Sudhanshu Trivedi". Economic Times. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  7. ^ "The Spokesperson's Take: Meet BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi". Newslaundry. 13 February 2018.
  8. ^ "The reputation of India as a soft state is over". Indian Express. 6 June 2017.
  9. ^ "BJP bets heavy on electoral experience, organisational ability in selecting Lok Sabha campaign in-charges". India Times. 30 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi | National Portal of India". Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  11. ^ a b "BJP will choose LS poll candidates based on winnability: Sudhanshu Trivedi". Business Standard. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Team Modi takes charge of BJP's 2014 campaign". Live Mint. 19 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Sudhanshu Trivedi on #PakPuppetsGrounded". Timesnow News. 7 September 2016.
  14. ^ "BJP nominates Sudhanshu Trivedi to Arun Jaitley's Rajya Sabha seat in UP". The Indian Express. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2023.