Ramesh Chand Bind is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha constituency of Bhadohi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In the 2019 general elections, Ramesh Chand Bind defeated his nearest rival Rangnath Mishra of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) by a margin of more than 43 thousand votes. While Bind got 5,10,029 (49.07%) votes, his rival got 4,66,414 (44.87%) votes. Prior to his Lok Sabha win, Bind had served as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) for three terms.
Bind belongs of the Mallah community, which has a sizable population of more than 3.5 lakh in Bhadohi Lok Sabha constituency. Bhadohi constituency was created in 2008 as per the delimitation process carried out in that year. In 2009, Bhadohi seat was won by Gorakh Nath Pandey of BSP and in 2014, it had gone to Virendra Singh Mast of BJP. Bind replaced Virendra Singh Mast in 2019, as Mast was chosen to contest from Ballia Lok Sabha constituency.
Early Life and Education
Ramesh Chand Bind was born on March 07, 1974 to Shri Ram Chander and Smt. Chhabiya Devi. He was born in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. Bind has completed his education till 10th grade and studied at S.A.B.H.S. School, Chandaipur, Mirzapur.
Ramesh Chand Bind was earlier with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), but he joined BJP after he was expelled by BSP. According to BSP’s official statement, Bind was expelled due to anti-party activities. Bind says that he was expelled because he had expressed his views on Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. He said that his statements were misconstrued by BSP, based on which he was expelled from the party. A month after his expulsion, Bind joined BJP on March 26, 2019. He was chosen as the candidate from Bhadohi on April 15.
- 2002 – 2017: Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Three terms)
- May, 2019: Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
- 13 Sept. 2019 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ramesh Chand Bind remains committed to the welfare of poor, weaker and marginalized sections of the society.