|Name Sanjay Pathak||Role Politician|
Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Sanjay Pathak joins BJP
Sanjay Pathak is a Minister of State (स्वतंत्र प्रभार), सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम, उच्च शिक्षा, सामाजिक न्याय एवं नि:शक्तजन कल्याण) Government of Madhya Pradesh and three time MLA from Vijayraghavgarh constituency of Katni District in Madhya Pradesh State, India.
Sanjay Pathak was born in Katni, Madhya Pradesh. His father, Satyendra Pathak, served as a government minister under Digvijaya Singh.
He has been appointed minister of state from Madhya Pradesh on July 1, 2016 by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a cabinet reshuffle. Former Katni Zilla (district) Panchayat President, Sanjay Pathak won the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election 2008 from his family constituency Vijayraghavgarh.
In the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election 2008,contesting assembly elections first time in his life, he defeated sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Dhruv Pratap Singh by more than 20,000 votes. He retained his seat in the 2013 Elections, though this time he won by very little margin of 950 votes against his rival Ms. Padma Shukla of BJP. He resigned for his seat in April 2014 and joined BJP and won the August By-Poll with a huge margin of 53397 votes. He was a Congress MLA from 2008 to 2014.