Ramesh Bidhuri, a prominent Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has had a long and eventful political career. Born on July 18, 1961, Bidhuri’s journey into politics started during his college days, and he has been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since his childhood.
Ramesh Bidhuri pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, affiliated with Delhi University, in 1988. He furthered his academic pursuits by obtaining an LLB degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, in 2009, eventually becoming an advocate in the Delhi High Court.
Bidhuri’s early association with the RSS and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the RSS’s student outfit, was instrumental in shaping his political career. In 1983, while still a college student, he was elected as a central councillor of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and also served on the Delhi University’s Executive Council.
In 1993, Bidhuri made his electoral debut by contesting in the Delhi assembly polls from the Tughlakabad seat, although he faced defeat. Undeterred, he continued to strive for political success and made unsuccessful attempts in the 1998 elections. However, his determination paid off when he secured victory in the 2003 election. He followed this up with another win in the 2008 election from Tughlakabad.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Bidhuri aimed for a seat in South Delhi but was defeated by Congress’s Ramesh Kumar. Nevertheless, he bounced back, winning the same seat in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, cementing his position as a two-term Member of Parliament (MP).
Ramesh Bidhuri’s political career has been marked by various controversies, with several instances of contentious remarks and actions.
Derogatory Remarks on Arvind Kejriwal: In a recent incident, Bidhuri drew criticism for referring to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘dwarf’ on social media. His comments sparked outrage and were widely condemned.
Alleged Abusive Behavior in Parliament: In 2015, Bidhuri faced allegations of abusing fellow women MPs in the Lok Sabha, which led to a complaint being lodged against him with then Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Abusive Remark During 2019 Lok Sabha Polls: During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Bidhuri found himself embroiled in controversy once again due to an alleged abusive remark directed at Arvind Kejriwal. This led to a notice from the Delhi poll panel following a complaint by AAP leader Raghav Chadha.
Derogatory Remark Against Sonia Gandhi: In 2017, Bidhuri faced backlash for making derogatory remarks about former Congress President Sonia Gandhi. He was quoted as making a controversial statement regarding her personal life, drawing widespread condemnation.
Insensitive Comment Towards a Parent: Reports emerged of Bidhuri making an insensitive remark to a parent who had sought his assistance regarding a school-related matter. He allegedly questioned the parent, asking why they had chosen to have a child in the first place, leading to public outrage.
Derogatory Remarks Towards Danish Ali in Lok Sabha: During a recent discussion in the Lok Sabha, he allegedly used derogatory and offensive language, including religious slurs, directed at BSP MP Danish Ali.