Former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
Former Cabinet Minister Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

Date of Birth13/02/1950
Place of BirthLucknow

Former Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh for 8 year under 4 Chief Minister

Handled many key portfolios such as Power, Heavy Industries, Institutional Finance, Labour, Training & Employment and Technical Education

Former National General Secretary, BJP

Member of National Executive of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)


Sunil Shastri is the 3rd son of Bharat Ratna Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, 2nd Prime Minister of India. He was born on 13-02-1950 at Lucknow, when Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Home (Police) & Transport Minister, Uttar Pradesh. He Studied at St. Columba's School, Delhi and completed his graduation from University of Delhi in the year 1968.

He served the country and provided leadership in political domain for almost 35 years, with an impeccable unsoiled track record, and a distinct reputation that has always been beyond reproach.

He held several positions in public offices of imminence such as Minister for over 8 years in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board, Ministry of Labour, Government of India. He was also nominated as a Member of the Second National Commission on Labour (SNCL) under the Chairmanship of Shri Ravindra Varma constituted by the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Bajpayee.

The Labour Commission was:

(a) Supposed to look into and suggest measures about rationalization of labour laws

(b) to suggest"Umbrella"legislation for ensuring a minimum level of protection to the workers in the organized sector. Second National Commission on Labour (SNCL) submitted its report on June 29, 2002.

He has demonstrated his organizational capability and made significant contributions to campaign management in his role as secretary and general secretary of national parties. He has displayed a matured, authentic, logical, impeccable and effective communicator of national party's position on specific portfolios as a spokesperson.

On the social work front, he represented several educational institutions as a board member and chairman. He worked untiringly for the rural upliftment through self-employment, and providing education in the poverty stricken areas of the country.

Brief chronology of political/ social career:

1977Joined Indian National Congress Party as an active member.
1968-80Worked with Bank of India in various positions

Fought and won the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from Gorakhpur in the year 1980.

Become a Minister of the Cabinet for over 8 years under 4 Chief Ministers; Held the key portfolios of Power, Heavy Industries, Institutional finance, Labour, Training & Employment and Technical Education.

1988Fought the prestigious U.P. Bye-elections against Shri V.P. Singh from Allahabad and came second while BSP Supremo Shri Kanshi Ram was third.
1990Nominated as the Chairman of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.
1994-98Inducted as Joint Secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC)- Member of the key team which led the party to successful electoral mandate in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadar Nagar Haveli.
1998Joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1998- Held several organizational responsibilities as National General Secretary and Party Spokesperson for 3 years.
2002Member of Second National Labour Commission (SNLC) set up by NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Nominated as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

Continued political activities and active participation under the Jai Jawan- Jai Kisan Forum

2013Re-joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)

Member of the National Executive of BJP

Campaigned for BJP in Uttar Pradesh in recently held General Election 2014