Sandeep Dikshit


Sandeep Dikshit (born 15 August 1964) is an Indian politician, development manager and educator. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India.[1] He represented the East Delhi constituency of Delhi and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.[2]

Sandeep Dikshit
Member of Parliament
for East Delhi
In office
May 2004 – May 2014
Preceded byLal Bihari Tiwari
Succeeded byMaheish Girri
Personal details
Born (1964-08-15) 15 August 1964 (age 57)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Mona Dikshit
Residence(s)New Delhi
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [Loksabha profile, Parliament of India]

Early lifeEdit

Sandeep Dikshit was born to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Vinod Dikshit,[3] an IAS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre. His grandfather Uma Shankar Dikshit was a part of the freedom struggle for 30 years who was closely associated with Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.[citation needed]

He attended St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Bangalore and Modern School, New Delhi, and holds a master's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He received his Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management in 1989 at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).[citation needed]


Sandeep Dikshit headed a social development group, SANKET, which pioneered the first sub-national Human Development Report in the world in 1996. Sandeep has worked on rural development and human development issues for the last 15 years in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Sandeep Dikshit represented the East Delhi Parliamentary constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha.[citation needed]

He is currently a faculty member at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat.[4] He teaches human development and public policy in the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.[citation needed]

In June 2017, he triggered a controversy when he likened behavior by Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to that of a "goon on the street" and apologized later via Twitter.[5]

Political positionEdit

Date Description
2004–9 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
  • Member, Committee on Rural Development
  • Member, Committee on Public Accounts
2009–14 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • Member, Committee on Rural Development
  • Member, Rules Committee

Personal lifeEdit

Sandeep Dikshit is married to Mona Dikshit.[3] They have a daughter.[3]


  1. ^ Sahgal, Priya (7 May 2009). "The Rahul offensive". India Today (3 December 2009 ed.). Retrieved 14 March 2013 – via
  2. ^ Datta, Saikat (1 June 2009). "Inner Courtyard". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Shri Sandeep Dikshit". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Professor Sandeep Dikshit |". Archived from the original on 4 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit calls Army chief 'sadak ka goonda', apologises later". Times of India. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2019 – via
Lok Sabha
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for East Delhi

Succeeded by