Sandeep Dikshit to attend India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit

first_imgIt would be unfair, if not downright demeaning, to describe Sandeep Dikshit merely as the son of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.Sandeep, who will be speaking at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012 on Friday, came out of his mother’s shadow as a politician in 2004 when he won his first Lok Sabha election. Contesting from East Delhi, he defeated the BJP’s Lal Bihari Tiwari by a whopping margin of 2.29 lakh votes.Before joining politics, Sandeep was a prominent figure in the civil society circles. In 1996, his NGO Sanket, pioneered the first ever sub-national Human Development Report, which was prepared for Madhya Pradesh. It is because of his extensive experience in the NGO world that a cornered UPA government sent him to negotiate with Team Anna during their agitation last year.He has recently been appointed as the party’s spokesperson and his measured style as well as the ear-stud he sports is a welcome break from the smug Congress spokespersons.last_img

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