Ramesh Bidhuri is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was elected as MP from South Delhi in 2014 and 2019. Previously, he was thrice elected as MLA from Tughlakabad Assembly.
Ramesh Bidhuri was born on Tuesday, 18 July 1961 (age 62 years; as of 2023) in South Delhi, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. His family has maintained a longstanding connection with the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation. Hence, Bidhuri too was an active RSS member since childhood. He developed an interest in politics during his formative years. He participated in debating competitions during his school and college days. In 1983, he became a member of the right-wing student organisation Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He pursued a Bachelor of Commerce at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, affiliated with Delhi University (1988). As a student, he was elected as the central councillor of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh College. He also became a member of the executive council of Delhi University. In 2009, he earned an LLB degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and enrolled as an advocate in the Delhi High Court.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Balck
Family & Caste
He belongs to a Gujjar family.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Ramrikh, was a social worker. His mother’s name is Charto Devi. He has three older brothers and one younger brother. His younger brother Virendra Singh Bidhuri has served as a Janta Dal United national Secretary. He was sentenced to a one-year jail term in a theft case by a Delhi court in 2014.
Wife & Children
On 2 March 1987, he got married to Kamla Bidhuri. Together, they have 3 children, 2 sons, Himanshu (advocate) and Prashant and a daughter, Ankita.
A philanthropist, his grandfather donated a large portion of his ancestral property for the construction of an Arya Samaj Mandir, a school, and a hospital in Tughlakabad village. His nephew Vikram Bidhuri is a Spokesperson of BJP Delhi. His relative Vivek Bidhuri (deceased) served as Secretary of Delhi BJP.
He follows Hinduism.
His permanent address is House No. 179, Sunpat House, Village-Tughlakabad, New Delhi – 110044.
He started his political journey as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1993, he contested the Tughlakabad Assembly seat, but he turned up as the second runner-up in the elections after winning candidate Shish Pal (Independent) and runner-up Shyama Sinha (INC). He served as the District General Secretary of Mehrauli district in 1996. He also served as the Pardesh Secretary of Dharm Yatra of Mahasangh. From 1997 to 2003, he was the District President BJP of Mehrauli. In 1998, he again contested the Tughlakabad Assembly seat and lost to INC candidate Shish Pal Singh. He served as an officer on Special Duty to the Chairperson, Committee on Subordinate Legislation from 1998 to 1999. In 2003, he was elected as an MLA from Tughlakabad, defeating INC candidate Shish Pal Singh by 23,983 votes. He was the Vice President of BJP Delhi Pradesh from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, he was elected as an MLA from Tughlakabad, defeating BSP candidate Sahi Ram by 8,234 votes. In the same year, he became General Secretary, BJP Delhi Pradesh. In 2013, he was elected as an MLA from Tughlakabad, defeating BSP candidate Sahi Ram by 5,946 votes. In 2014, he was elected as MP from South Delhi, defeating AAP candidate Col. Devinder Sehrawat by 1,07,000 votes.
From 12 September 2014 to 25 May 2019, he was a Member of Standing Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, the Consultative Committee on Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the National Social Security Board. He served as a Member of Committee on Estimates from 22 December 2017 to 25 May 2019. In 2019, he was elected as MP from South Delhi, defeating AAP candidate Raghav Chadha by 3,67,043 votes.
He became a Member of the Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes on 31 July 2019. He became a Chairman of Standing Committee of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 13 September 2019. On 21 November 2019, he became a Member of the General Purposes Committee and the Consultative Committee on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Besides politics, he also owns a stone crusher business.
Accused of Illegal Land Grabbing
On 8 January 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party released a list of cases against Bidhuri, claiming that Bidhuri had lied in his affidavit to the Election Commission. An AAP spokesperson said that Bidhuri had 10 FIRs registered against him. The party also released a written complaint submitted to the Director (Horticulture) DDA dated 14 August 2006 by a deputy director. In the complaint, the deputy director had named Bidhuri among those who threatened him after the officer tried to take possession of an illegally occupied land. The officer claimed that his complaint was recorded but no FIR was registered. AAP also released an affidavit by a security officer of the Archaeological Survey of India, submitted to the Lokayukta Delhi, in which he complained about Bidhuri and his nephew trying to encroach upon DDA land. The complaint was made in August 2014. Bidhuri denied the allegations and said that “AAP is only trying to defame him because several of its members joined the BJP.”