Brajesh Pathak
Official portrait, 2022
7th Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
25 March 2022
GovernorAnandiben Patel
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Other Departments
  • Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education
Preceded byDinesh Sharma
Minister of Law and Justice,
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
19 March 2017 – 25 March 2022
Succeeded byYogi Adityanath
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
10 March 2022
Preceded bySuresh Chandra Tiwari
ConstituencyLucknow Cantonment
In office
2017–2022
Preceded byRavidas Mehrotra
Succeeded byRavidas Mehrotra
ConstituencyLucknow Central
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
26 November 2008 – 25 November 2014
ConstituencyUttar Pradesh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byDeepak Kumar
Succeeded byAnnu Tandon
ConstituencyUnnao, Uttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1964-06-25) 25 June 1964 (age 59)
Mallawan, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party (2016–present)
Other political
affiliations
Bahujan Samaj Party (2004–2016)
SpouseNamrata Pathak
Alma materUniversity of Lucknow
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer
As of 29 March 2022

Brajesh Pathak (born 25 June 1964) is an Indian politician and a member of the 18th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Presently, he is serving as the 7th Deputy Chief Minister (alongside Keshav Prasad Maurya) and Cabinet Minister of Medical Education, Medical and Health and Family Welfare in the Government of Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

He has also been a Lok Sabha MP from the Unnao constituency from 2004 to 2009. In the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, he won by a good margin from the Lucknow Cantonment constituency in Lucknow district.[1]

Early life and education

Brajesh Pathak was born to Mr. Supresh Pathak and Mrs. Kalka Pathak in Mallawan, Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. He is a accountant by profession. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lucknow University.

Personal life

Pathak was born on 25 June 1964 in Mallawan and is married to Namrata Pathak.

Political career

In 2017, he was elected as an MLA from Lucknow Central and was appointed Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister for Law and Legislative, Additional Sources of Energy and Political Pensions on 19 March 2017. On 21 August 2019, after the first cabinet expansion of the Yogi government, his portfolio was changed to that of the Minister of Legislative, Justice, Rural Engineering Services. On 25 March 2022, he became the 7th Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In the year 2004, he was elected a member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the Unnao constituency. Personnel Committee, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, Business Advisory Committee Member, Public Accounts Committee, Home Ministry Member, Consultative Committee Member of Delimitation Commission. Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs from May 2006 to November 2008. Member, Committee of Privileges from 25 August 2006 to November 2008 and Member, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel from 5 August 2007 to November 2008. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in November 2008. Standing Committee on Finance from July 2008 to November 2008. He was a member of the National Committee on NCC. Committee on Railways from January 2009 to May 2009, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in July 2009, Committee on Home Affairs from August 2009 to August 2010, General Purposes Committee from October 2010 to November 2014, Member of House Committee in September 2010 and in August 2010, he was nominated as the chairman of the Health and Family Welfare Committee. In the year 1990, he was the President of the Students' Union of the prestigious Lucknow University. During the student movement, the Student-Youth Struggle Committee was formed. In the year 1987, he was also the representative of the Law Faculty of the Lucknow University Students' Union. Kabaddi, volleyball are his favorite sports.

References

  1. ^ The Economic Times (26 March 2022). "Brajesh Pathak: A sharp politician who knows which way winds are blowing". Archived from the original on 9 January 2024. Retrieved 9 January 2024.