Congress spokesman Manish Tewari is MoS

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari is MoS

Manish Tewari, Congress spokesperson, was Sunday sworn in as  minister of state.

Tewari, who hails from Ludhiana, comes from a family deeply interested in politics. His father, Dr. V.N. Tewari, a professor of Punjab University, was slain by Sikh militants in 1984.

His mother served as a doctor at PGI, Chandigarh. His grandfather, Sardar Tirath Singh, was an advocate and a minister in the Congress government in Punjab.