Manoj Kumar Tiwari had a colourful past as a popular Bhojpuri actor and even a Big Boss contestant, before he joined politics. Tiwari joined politics in 2009, and got a ticket from Samajwadi Party to contest in that year’s Lok Sabha election from Gorakhpur. However, he lost to Yogi Adityanath of BJP.
By 2014, he had switched to the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). He won the North East Delhi constituency in 2014 as a BJP candidate.
In spite of high rhetoric and promises, Tiwari has failed to fully utilise the MPLADS funds allocated to him to develop his constituency, which continues to be one of the poorest pockets of Delhi. His performance in the parliament is also average.
- Name: Manoj Kumar Tiwari
- Age: 48
- Address: 159, North Avenue, New Delhi-110 001
- Phone: (011) 23094123, 09013869536. Fax : (011) 23094122
- Constituency: North East Delhi
- Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
- Term: 2014 – in office
- Twitter: @ManojTiwariMP
- Facebook: Manoj Tiwari ‘Mridul’
- Website: manojtiwari.in
- Educational Qualification: Postgraduate
- Profession: Film artist and politician
Assets and Liabilities
|Year||Moveable Assets||Immovable Assets||Total Assets||Liabilities|
|2014||Rs 6.95 crore||Rs. 12.99 cr||Rs 19.94 cr||Rs 3.46 cr|
|2019||Rs 8.64 cr||Rs. 15.76 cr||Rs 24.4 cr||Rs 1.36 cr|
- In September 2014, he was appointed a Member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, as Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and as Member of Court of Jamia Milia Islamia
- In November 2016, Amit Shah appointed Tiwari as BJP’s Delhi unit chief, replacing Satish Upadhyay
- In 2017, Tiwari headed BJP’s election campaign during the MCD elections
Manoj Tiwari has three pending criminal cases against him. These include 1 charge related to criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506), 2 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC Section-188), 2 charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34), 1 charge related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323) and 1 charge related to wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
Performance as MP
Manoj Tiwari’s attendance record is average. He did not have full attendance in any of the 17 Lok Sabha sessions.
Tiwari has asked 261 questions and participated in 10 debates in his tenure.
|MP||Attendance||No. of debates||No. of questions asked||Private Members’ Bill|
A few major debates that Tiwari participated in include:
- The National Sports University Bill, 2018
- The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017
- The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill
- Request to include Bhojpuri in the 8th Schedule that lists all official languages of India
- Regarding the sexual harassment of women in political parties
- On framing a comprehensive scheme to develop the technical skills of youth, that would enable them to contribute towards achieving the goal of ‘Make in India’
Read more on Tiwari’s performance in parliament here.
MP in news
Tiwari has been in the news for his alleged inefficiency as an MP. A recent article in the Patriot found that the residents of Kadipur village, which Tiwari had adopted, were dissatisfied with the works being done there. Tiwari had adopted this village located 8 km away from Samaypur Badli metro station, under the centre’s Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The villagers claimed that though they had free Wi-Fi, there were no basic facilities like water or transport.
This April, AAP released a report card on Tiwari, claiming he had fared poorly on many counts, such as in developing the villages he adopted, debates initiated on statehood, metro fare hike, sealing of shops etc.
In late 2018, at the inauguration of the Signature Bridge across Yamuna, Tiwari was involved in a brawl with AAP leaders and the Delhi police. He accused the police of misbehaving with him. The incident resulted in a police case against Tiwari as well as against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan.