Young Saroj is here to avenge father’s 2019 defeat! - Hindustan Times

Young Saroj is here to avenge father’s 2019 defeat!

By, Prayagraj
Apr 17, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Pushpendra Saroj, 25, a Samajwadi Party candidate from Kaushambi, aims to avenge his father's defeat in 2019 polls. If elected, he could be one of the youngest MPs in India.

Aged just 25, Pushpendra Saroj has entered the political fray as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Kaushambi parliamentary seat. This young graduate from Queen Mary University of London who had started campaigning and engaging with people from a cross section of society even before the formal declaration of his candidature, is here to strive to avenge his father Indrajeet Saroj’s defeat during the 2019 polls.

Pushpendra Saroj busy campaigning in Kaushambi. (HT)
Pushpendra Saroj busy campaigning in Kaushambi. (HT)

The five-time MLA and a former UP cabinet minister as an SP candidate, Indrajeet had lost the seat to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Vinod Sonkar by 38,722 votes. Interestingly, his son Pushpendra will also be taking on Sonkar, the two-time MP from Kaushambi who is now vying for a hattrick from this seat in 2024.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

If Pushpendra, who has completed his graduation from Queen Mary University of London in 2019, bags a win, the youngster, already among the youngest candidates in poll fray this time, could well emerge as one of the youngest MPs ever in the country. The record is presently with Chandrani Murmu who won the Keonjhar parliamentary seat of Odisha on Biju Janata Dal ticket in 2019.

She was 25 years 11 months and eight days old at the time of getting elected while Pushpendra who was born on March 1, 1999 would be younger, if elected.

Pushpendra is a big advocate of youngsters entering the political area in service to the nation.

“The biggest issues facing the youngsters and the people in general today are unemployment and inflation, and youths’ participation in politics is a must to resolve these problems effectively. I am committed to raising these issues effectively in the Parliament one elected,” said Pushpendra who completed his schooling from Welham Boys’ School in Dehradun before heading to London to earn his BSc in Accounting and Management.

If elected, Pushpendra said he would be focusing on areas such as water supply, sanitation, electricity and infrastructure development. He said that he is a firm believer in inclusivity and justice for all sections of the society as has been inculcated in him by his father who has been instrumental in shaping his political ideology.

SP leaders maintain that Pushpendra’s candidacy is a further sign of the party favouring younger leaders better in tune with the aspirations and problems being faced by the youngsters.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On