Ramapati Ram Tripathi is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha constituency of Deoria in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Ramapati had early exposure to the world of politics, as he had started out as a youth leader and has been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since his youth.
2019 was his first parliamentary election and he was able to score a comfortable win against his rivals. Deoria Lok Sabha constituency comprises legislative assembly constituencies of Tamkuhi Raj, Fazilnagar, Deoria, Pathardeva and Rampur Karkhana. In 2019 general elections in UP, opposition parties such as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had fought the elections jointly under the banner of ‘mahagathbandhan’ alliance.
However, even when facing a united opposition, Ramapati was able to win by a huge margin. Ramapati received 5,80,644 votes, which is 57.19% of the total votes cast. His nearest rival Binod Kumar Jaiswal of BSP received 3,30,713 votes, which is 32.57% of the total votes cast. Niyaz Ahmad Khan of Indian National Congress (INC) came third with 51,056 votes. 13,421 votes were cast under NOTA (None Of The Above).
Victory with margin of close to 2.5 lakh votes was an indicator of Ramapati’s popularity in the constituency. Ramapati had worked for several years at grassroots level, something that ensured full support from party workers and other leaders. Deoria Lok Sabha seat was won by BJP in 2014 elections also. At that time, Kalraj Mishra of BJP had won by a margin of more than 2.65 lakh votes.
Early Life and Education
Ramapati Ram Tripathi was born on January 01, 1951 to Shri Hansraj Ram Tripathi and Smt. Lal Dei Devi. He was born in Jhudiya Khajani, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling and BSC in Gorakhpur. Ramapati is a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, which he had completed from S.Y.N.A. Ayurvedic College, Bhagalpur, Patna University, Bihar. On June 29, 1968, Ramapati married Aroondhati Tripathi.
- 1995 – 2005: Mahamantri, B.J.P., Uttar Pradesh
- 2000 – 2012: Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (Two terms)
- 2007 – 2010: State President, B.J.P., Uttar Pradesh
- 2010 – 2012: Sehprabhari, B.J.P., Maharashtra/Jharkhand
- 2014: President, B.J.P. Chunav Prabandhan Samiti; Member, Rashtriya Karya Samiti, B.J.P.
- May 2019: Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
- 13 Sept. 2019 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests and Climate Change; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ramapati Ram Tripathi is actively involved in various social and cultural projects. He has provided financial assistance to students so that they can continue their higher studies. Ramapati has interest in religious activities, religious pilgrimage and literature. He likes to listen to folk songs and read historical and religious books. In sports, he likes wrestling and kabaddi.