One of the senior-most members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is currently a Member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Born in a middle class Brahmin agriculturist family, on July 1, 1941, in a very small village called Malikpur in Ghazipur District, Uttar Pradesh. In 1963, he obtained his M.A. degree from Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi. In 1979, he was elected National President of the Youth Wing of Janata Yuva Morcha. He was a Cabinet Minister in Government of Uttar Pradesh holding the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism during March 1997 – August 2000 period. He also been a member of the Rajya Sabha and a MLA from Lucknow East. He has also been President of the Uttar Pradesh state unit of the BJP four times. Shri. Kalraj Mishra, in short tenure of 3 years as PWD Minister did a commendable Job to improve rural road connectivity. Also in his short tenure as Tourism Minister of UP, the state was for the first time, awarded the National Award for Tourism development.
Shri Mishra is known for accomplishing with excellence whatever responsibility is trusted to him and people across party lines appreciate his extraordinary organising skills and his administrative style.
With a great ear for listening, Mr Mishra is endowed with an extraordinarily sharp memory and in a short period of two years, as Minister of Cabinet rank, he has personally met thousands of Micro, Small and Medium entrepreneurs, across the length and breadth of the country, to understand key issues on the ground. His efforts in transforming the entrepreneurial landscape for small and medium entrepreneurs, have taken root in initiatives like the Udyog Aaadhar online registration, Revival and Rehablitation of Sick Enterprises and many more are on the anvil. As a senior leader, he is an example of accessibility and very active in reverting to feedback / complaints on social media.