Manish Tewari is a current Member of Parliament from Ludhiana. He is the official spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee. Manish Tewari was the president of Indian Youth Congress from 1998 to 2000. He lost the 2004 lok sabha elections but successfully contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections by defeating Shiromani Akali Dal's candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib by a margin of over 1 lakh votes. He is currently the spokesperson of the Congress party. As a member of parliament he has been active in drafting a Private member's Bill to bring the intelligence agencies under parliamentary oversight.