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Pankaj Chaudhary
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Assumed office
7 July 2021 (2021-07-07)
Serving with Bhagwat Karad
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterNirmala Sitaraman
Preceded byAnurag Thakur
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
May 2014
Preceded byHarsh Vardhan
In office
May 2004 – May 2009
Preceded byAkhilesh Kumar Singh
Succeeded byHarsh Vardhan
In office
June 1991 – April 1999 (3 Times)
Preceded byHarsh Vardhan
Succeeded byAkhilesh Kumar Singh
Personal details
Born (1964-11-15) 15 November 1964 (age 59)
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Citizenship India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Bhagya Shree Chaudhary
(m. 1990)
  • Bhagwati Prasad Chaudhary (father)
  • Ujjwal Chaudhary (mother)
Residence(s)20, Canning Lane, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma materGorakhpur University
  • Industrialist
  • Agriculturist
As of 9 June, 2020
Source: [1]

Pankaj Chaudhary (born 15 November 1964) is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh.[1][2]

Early life

He was born on 15 November 1964 to Late Shri Bhagwan Prasad Chaudhary. Kurmi family. He has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Gorakhpur University.


He was first elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 and then got elected to 11th Lok Sabha in 1996, 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 however, lost to Akhilesh Singh of Samajwadi Party in 1999 General elections. He later won the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.

In 2009, he lost again to the Indian National Congress candidate Harsh Vardhan from Maharajganj. In 2014, he won from the same constituency and is now a member of 16th Lok Sabha.[3]

He became Union Minister of State (Finance) in Second Modi ministry after the Cabinet reshuffle.[4]

Positions held

Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Member, Committee on Tourism


  1. ^ "6 बार के सांसद, कुर्मी बिरादरी के बड़े नेता, महाराजगंज की सियासत में पकड़, जानिए कौन हैं मोदी के नये मंत्री पंकज चौधरी" [6-time MP, big leader of Kurmi community, caught in the politics of Maharajganj, know who is Modi's new minister Pankaj Chowdhary]. Aaj Tak (in Hindi). 8 July 2021. Archived from the original on 22 April 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha profile". Archived from the original on 4 May 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Constituency-wise results: Maharaganj". Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Modi cabinet rejig: Full list of new ministers". India Today. Archived from the original on 7 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Pankaj Chaudhary takes charge as Minister of state for finance". The Times of India. 9 July 2021. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Pankaj Chaudhary takes charge as minister of state for finance". Financial Express. 9 July 2021. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Sebi looking into 'market allegations' against Adani: Finance Ministry". The Economic Times. 14 March 2023. ISSN 0013-0389. Archived from the original on 28 May 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2023.