Last Updated on August 30, 2021
Ashutosh Tandon (born 12 May 1960), also known as Gopal Tandon, is an Indian politician and currently serving as Minister of Urban Development, Overall Urban Development, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Tandon was also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Lucknow East constituency in Lucknow district. He is son of BJP’s senior leader and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh Lal Ji Tandon.
|Minister of Urban Development, Overall Urban Development, Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation|
Government of Uttar Pradesh
5 August 2019
|Chief Minister||Yogi Adityanath|
|Preceded by||Suresh Khanna|
|Born||12 May 1960 (age 61)|
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Madhu Tandon (m. 1982)|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Alma mater||Lucknow University|
Tandon was born on 12 May 1960 to politician Lalji Tandon in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Lucknow University in 1980. He married Madhu Tandon in 6 May 1982, with whom he has a daughter.
In 2014, Tandon defeated Juhie Singh by 26,459 votes for the Lucknow East assembly seat.
In 2017, Ashutosh Tandon defeated SP-Congress joint candidate Anurag Bhadoria by record 79,230 votes Tandon was appointed the ministries of Technical and Medical Education. In a portfolio reshuffle in August 2019, Tandon was allocated Urban Development Department.