Sanjay Nishad
Minister of Fisheries, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
25 March 2022
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Member of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad
Assumed office
1 October 2021
ConstituencyNominated By Governor
President-Founder of NISHAD Party
Assumed office
7 June 2013
Preceded byposition established
Personal details
Born (1965-06-07) 7 June 1965 (age 58)
Chaumukha, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyNISHAD Party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Children3 sons:Praveen Kumar Nishad,Amit Nishad,Sarvan Nishad.

Sanjay Nishad is an Indian politician serving as a cabinet minister in the Second Yogi Adityanath ministry. He has been a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council since 2021. As a member of the Nishad caste, he founded the NISHAD Party in 2016.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education

Sanjay Nishad was born to a Nishad family on 7 June 1965 in Chaumukha, Gorakhpur. He completed a course in electrohomeopathy. He initiated a struggle to get this course recognised as a medical discipline, and founded the Purvanchal Medical Electro Homeopathy Association in 2002 and became its president.[5] Before forming the NISHAD Party, he ran a clinic at Geeta Vatika Road, Gorakhpur for a decade.[6][7][8]

Political career

In 2021, Nishad won the election for the Legislative Council and became a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. After the victory of NDA in 2022 UP Elections, he became a Cabinet Minister in the Second Yogi Adityanath ministry, and took the oath on 25 March 2022.[9][10][11][12][13]

Controversy

On 29 April 2022, Sanjay Nishad gave a controversial statement to the media where he claimed that a person who does not love Hindi is "a foreigner or linked to foreign powers" and that "Hindustan is not a place for those who don’t speak Hindi. They should leave this country and go somewhere else.”[14]

References

  1. ^ "जानें डॉ.संजय ने कैसे तय किया निषाद आरक्षण आंदोलनकारी से कैबिनेट मंत्री तक का सफर". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  2. ^ "निषाद पार्टी के अध्यक्ष संजय निषाद भी बने मंत्री, हैं विधान परिषद के सदस्य". Aaj Tak (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  3. ^ "एक परिवार में सांसद, विधायक और मंत्री: निषाद पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष डॉ. संजय निषाद का कद बढ़ा, योगी सरकार में बने कैबिनेट मंत्री". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  4. ^ Live, A. B. P. (12 March 2022). "निषाद पार्टी के अध्यक्ष संजय निषाद ने उपमुख्यमंत्री के सवाल पर इस तरह दिया गोलमोल जवाब". www.abplive.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Meet Sanjay Nishad, the Man Who Upset Adityanath's Apple Cart in Gorakhpur". The Wire. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Sanjay Nishad: रेलवे ट्रैक जाम कर डॉक्टर बना निषादों का मसीहा, अब योगी कैबिनेट में निभाएंगे अहम भूमिका". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  7. ^ "BJP के साथ से संजय निषाद बने कैबिनेट मंत्री, यूपी की राजनीति में बढ़ा कद". Prabhat Khabar (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  8. ^ सिंह, मनोज (16 March 2018). "कौन हैं संजय निषाद, जिनकी निषाद पार्टी ने योगी को उनके गढ़ में मात दी". The Wire - Hindi. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  9. ^ "बोले संजय निषाद- हम पद मांगने वालों में से नहीं, मोदी को 2024 में पीएम बनाना प्राथमिकता". Jansatta (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  10. ^ Live, A. B. P. (25 March 2022). "मुख्यमंत्री योगी के मंत्रिमंडल में गठबंधन सहयोगियों में से कौन बना मंत्री?". www.abplive.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  11. ^ "अनुप्रिया पटेल के पति समेत सहयोगी दलों से इन नेताओं को योगी कैबिनेट में जगह..." Aaj Tak (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  12. ^ "निषाद पार्टी के हैं, पर बीजेपी के चुनाव चिह्न पर लड़ रहे...ये कौन सा फंडा है, समझ नहीं आ रहा?- संजय निषाद के सामने पत्रकार ने दागा सवाल". Jansatta (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  13. ^ "निषाद पार्टी की जीत पर संजय निषाद- 1 से 11 हुए, रावणराज रोकने को मोदी ने हमें राम की तरह लगाया गले". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  14. ^ "UP Minister says those who can't speak Hindi are 'foreigners,' should leave India". The News Minute. 29 April 2022. Retrieved 29 April 2022.