Manish Tewari is a Lawyer and a Member of Parliament representing Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab in the 17th Lok Sabha. He earlier represented the Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency in Punjab in the 15th Lok Sabha. He served as the Union Minister of State Independent Charge in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. He was the Spokesperson of the Cabinet and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government.
He was a Permanent / Special Invitee to the Union Cabinet as well as a Member of various Cabinet Committees such as Economic Affairs, Investment Parliamentary Affairs and numerous Empowered Groups of Ministers.
He is currently the Senior National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress (INC). He has been the Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress for the past 12 years - 2008 onwards and General Secretary of its Foreign Affairs Department.
He served as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the South Asia Centre of the Atlantic Council - a Washington DC based Think Tank. He also served as an Honorary Advisor to the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). He has served on the Standing Committees of Law & Justice, Defense & Foreign Affairs and the Joint Parliamentary Committee that examined the Issues pertaining to the Telecom Sector from 1994-2009 as well as the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Defense.
He currently serves on the Standing Committee of Finance & Joint Committee of Parliament examining the Data Protection Bill as well as the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Defense.
He has authored three books:
Decoding a Decade - The Politics of Policy Making,
Fables of Fractured Times and
Tidings of Troubled Times