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Tej Narayan Pandey

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Tej Pandey




Political party
Samajwadi Party


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18 March 1981 (age 42) Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh (

Ayodhya, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh

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Tej Narayan Pandey Alias Pawan Pandey (born 18 March 1981) represents Ayodhya as the Members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. an Indian politician and member of Samajwadi party. He is selected as MLA of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2012 From Ayodhya.Everyone know him as development men


Tej Narayan Pandey studied from university of Lucknow.He was selected as vice president of student unions in university of Lucknowin 2004.

On 7 February 2013, he was assigned the minister of state for entertainment tax (independent Charge) in the newly elected Akhilesh Yadav government. On 17 June 2014, Pandey resigned from Akhilesh's Led ministry of Uttar pradesh due to poor performances of Samajwadi party of Indian general election, 2014.

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Early life and education

Pawan Pandey was born at Ayodhya Faizabad in a Hindu Brahmin family on 18 March 1981 . His father, was a chemist in his home town. he was educated from the Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Faizabad. Pandey attended university of Lucknow and graduated with Arts and Social science . He completed his post-graduation with an M.A. in Political Science from university of Lucknow, and was awarded with first-class degree.

During his student life in university of Lucknow , he was actively participated in student Council and joined to samajwadi party.Pandey was appointed the Vice president of the university of LucknowIn 2004,. He was then made the president of Student wing of samajwadi party of uttar pradesh

Political career

He joined Samajwadi party in 1998. He was elected vice president of Lucknow University in 2004. He is the member of Akhilesh yadav "Team Eleven". Tej Narain Pandey (aka Pawan Pandey) was among the rare chosen few from Akhilesh's band of followers, who got the party ticket to contest from the important seat of Ayodhya. Pandey, former university of Lucknow student union vice-president, was in the news all through the elections as he got married during the election campaign. His wedding reception was closely monitored and video-filmed by the Election Commission suspecting violation of the code of conduct.

Having defeated to BJP veteran Lallu Singh from Ayodhya, the first time any party has done so after the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992, Pandey would now be in news long after the government is formed. While defeating BJP in the symbolicly important Ayodhya seat, Pandey is also very close to Akhilesh.

SP insiders say that around 2003-04, when Akhilesh was emerging out of his fathers shadow, Pandey grew close to him by the virtue of being in Lucknow and hanging around Akhilesh's residence. He was later believed to have provided inputs to Akhilesh's speeches and also played a coordinator for all student union leaders from UP who wanted to meet Akhilesh.

His efforts are praised by people of faizabad for approval of Medical college in Faizabad

A former student union leader of Lucknow University, Pandey is a first-time MLA from Ayodhya in Faizabad district. “I will continue working to strengthen Samajwadi Party, Netaji (Mulayam) and Akhilesh with a target to ensure that Akhilesh becomes CM again after the 2017 polls. The SP is in my heart and spirit and that cannot be removed by merely a letter issued by Shivpal Yadav,” he said. Pandey is the seventh Akhilesh aide in a prominent post to be expelled by Shivpal within a month.

In 2012, when there was no rift, Pandey had earned praise from both Mulayam and Akhilesh after winning his seat against the BJP’s Lallu Singh in Ayodhya, a safforn stronghold. Lallu Singh had been MLA from the seat for five consecutive terms. The giantkiller was rewarded with a berth, initially made MoS for Entertainment Tax. After the party’s poor showing in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Pandey was removed as minister along with three others in June 2014. He regained Akhilesh’s confidence, however, as was evident when he was reinducted in 2015, this time as minister of state for forests.

According to his political Advisor Ankaj Tiwari : Before contesting his first assembly election, Pandey had been an active student leader at Lucknow University, elected vice-president of the students’ union in 2004-2005 as candidate of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing, Chhatra Sabha. He graduated from student politics to join his maternal uncle Jai Shanker Pandey, who has been district president of Samajwadi Party in Faizabad since the foundation of the party. He lost his seat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election to Ved Prakash Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party.


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