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Sudhanshu Mittal : A political activist with a vision to help strengthen the foundations of the Bhartiya Janata Party through strategic thinking & psephological expertise. Firm believer in bringing about social, economic and political change by reviewing the present legal framework. Blessed with the ability to see things from a radically different perspective, he has time and again suggested workable solutions for the ills affecting the system.
Born in a business family with roots in Uttar Pradesh, Sudhanshu Mittal was brought up in the Jawahar Nagar locality of North Delhi. With the passage of time, the family moved to Ashok Vihar and he now stays in Lutyen's Delhi. With schooling at Delhi's St. Xavier’s School, he completed his graduation in Commerce stream from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University.
During his final year of college, Sudhanshu Mittal was elected as the President of the Delhi University Students Union and strived hard for educational reforms during his tenure. His political innings began when he joined the Janata Vidyarthi Morcha in 1981 and later on he was inducted into the State Executive of the BJP Delhi after becoming the President of the Janata Vidyarthi Morcha in 1984.
After completing his education, he went on to manage his family business and an interesting turn came in his career when his firm, Delhi Tents and Decorators was selected as the principal contractor for providing the required local infrastructure for the Oscar award winning film ‘Gandhi’. Since then he has embarked on many ventures and is now the driving force behind two very successful companies: Delhi Tents and Decorators & Unnati Mercantile Ltd.
His political career skyrocketed after a chance meeting with the late BJP leader, Mr. Pramod Mahajan in the year 1984. Under his guidance, he worked relentlessly to strengthen BJP as an organization. He was a pioneer in providing electioneering a scientific basis through psephology and extensive research. As against the conventional methodology of small samples in surveys, Sudhanshu Mittal believed on a very large sample size for accurate psephological predictions. He has successfully mapped each and every village, tehsil, taluka and district of the country in his database along with its political and demographic history. Likewise each of the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and Lok Sabha (Parliament) constituencies have been successfully mapped by him.
This gigantic database helped give the BJP, a definite edge over its competitors and it won huge electoral victories in both Assembly and Lok Sabha polls and eventually ascended to power in 1998 at the Centre.
His amiable and friendly approach has helped him win friends, and earn accolades, across party lines. Sudhanshu Mittal is at times called the ‘King-maker’. He is expected to reach greater heights in his political career.