About Ashok Tanwar

Childhood and Education

Dr. Ashok Tanwar was born on February 12, 1976 in the Chimni village of Jhajjar district in Haryana. His father Dilbagh Singh proudly served in the Indian army and his mother Krishna Rathi, a nurturing homemaker provided the foundation for his journey. As he grew, his curiosity and determination led him to Shambhu Dayal School in Sonepat. It was here that the seeds of leadership were sown, igniting his passion to serve his community. After completing his early education, he completed his graduation from the Kakatiya University in Warangal in 1996 and joined the Centre for Historical Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), where he received his M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D in Medieval Indian History. His education is a showcase of his perseverance and industrious personality.

Political Career

As a political entity, Dr. Tanwar started engaging in politics as a student in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He founded the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the Congress Party Student Wing and believed in cadre building and channelizing the energies of the youth towards a movement for reform. He expanded NSUI’s support base, leading to increased vote share in student union elections. In 2001, he joined the National Committee of NSUI, where his popularity grew. In 2003, he was appointed as NSUI President, demonstrating his success as a student and youth leader.

With the expertise of handling multi-dimensional organization, at 28, he became President of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), implementing organizational reforms and promoting transparency and meritocracy.

As a true representative, Ashok Tanwar’s journey in politics has been marked by a series of transitions reflective of his commitment to positive change. Starting as a Congress MP, he won the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Sirsa, Haryana, and showcasing early dedication to public service. As he believes in endless possibilities and dedicated to new avenues of growth and exposure, he resigned from Congress in 2019. Transitioning to Trinamool Congress and later Aam Aadmi Party in 2022, he embraced new ideologies and grassroots activism and joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2024. Tanwar aligned with the party, focusing on effective governance and societal transformation. His track demonstrates adaptability, conviction, and commitment to positive change. He exemplifies the complexities of political evolution and personal growth, exploring diverse collaborations and amplified platforms. Tanwar is committed to fulfilling the Prime Minister’s guarantee under all circumstances.