Keshari Nath Tripathi is an Indian politician and former member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has served as Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly three times (1991-1993, 1997-2002, and May 2002-March 2004). He served as the Governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. He has also held the additional charge as Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.During his formative years, he developed an interest in social work and national politics. He took his first steps in politics by becoming a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1946 and associating with the right-wing political party Jana Sangh in 1952.He actively participated in the Kashmir movement launched by Jana Sangh in 1953, which led to his arrest and short-term imprisonment in Naini Central Jail, UP.
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