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Rakesh Pandey (UP politician)

Rakesh Pandey
Member (MLA) of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded bySubhash Rai
In office
Preceded bySher Bahadur Singh
Succeeded bySher Bahadur Singh
Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byHari Om Pandey
ConstituencyAmbedkar Nagar
Personal details
Born (1952-08-14) 14 August 1952 (age 71)
Kotwa Mohamadpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partySamajwadi Party
(January 2022 - present)
Other political
Bahujan Samaj Party
(till January 2022)
Manju Pandey
(m. 1971)
RelationsPawan Pandey (younger brother)
Children2 (including Ritesh Pandey)
Residence(s)Mohasinpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
As of 30 July, 2019
Source: [1]

Rakesh Pandey (born 14 August 1952) is an Indian politician and a member of the 18th Uttar Pradesh Assembly from Jalalpur as a Samajwadi Party candidate.[1] He was a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ambedkar Nagar as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. From 2002 to 2007, he was a MLA in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.[2] In January 2022, Pandey left Bahujan Samaj Party and joined Samajwadi Party.[3]

Personal life

Pandey was born in Kotwa Mohamadpur in Ambedkar Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh to Jagmohan Pandey and Raghuraji Devi. He studied till matriculation and is an agriculturalist by profession. Pandey married Manju Pandey on 29 June 1971. They have two sons.[2][4] His younger son, Ritesh Pandey is an MP from the Ambedkar Nagar constituency. His older son, Ashish Pandey is a Lucknow based real estate businessman.[5][6]

Political career

Pandey was a member in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 2002 to 2007.[2] As a Bahujan Samaj Party politician, he was a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ambedkar Nagar from 2007 to 2014.[2]

In January 2022, Pandey left Bahujan Samaj Party and joined Samajwadi Party.[3] Subsequently, Pandey won from the Jalalpur constituency in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, defeating Bahujan Samaj Party's Rajesh Singh by a margin of 13,630 votes.[1][7]


  1. ^ a b "rakesh-pandey in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022". News18. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Detailed Profile: Shri Rakesh Pandey". Govt. of India. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Abhishek, Kumar (3 January 2022). "यूपी: बसपा को बड़ा झटका, सांसद रितेश पांडेय के पिता राकेश पांडेय सपा में हुए शामिल". Aaj Tak (in Hindi). Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Rakesh Pandey(Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP)):Constituency- Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". MyNeta. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ Shekhar, Raj (16 October 2018). "Delhi: Ex-BSP MP Rakesh Pandey son Ashish Pandey brandishes gun at Delhi's five-star hotel, booked". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ Singh, Rajesh Kumar (17 October 2018). "BSP leader whose son brandished gun outside Delhi hotel has huge business empire". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Uttar Pradesh - Jalalpur". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
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