If one is asked to name some charismatic young leaders of the BJP, the name of Saroj Pandey instantly flashes into the mind. She is a leader who has worked tirelessly, gave stunning results on the field, and built her career from the scratch. Her rise in the politics – from a student leader to Mayor to MP to the President of the BJP Mahila Morcha is really staggering. And, yes, she has performed well at every level and with all responsibilities.
Saroj Pandey also holds an amazing record – of being the Mayor, MLA and MP of Durg (She was MLA from Vaishali Nagar, Durg) at the same time. She lost Durg Lok Sabha election in 2014 against Congress despite good approval rating and Modi wave. The defeat had surprised many political pundits and analysts. It was termed as a defeat emanating from the backstabbing by local BJP leaders. She has now been sent to Rajya Sabha from Chhatisgarh.
Husband of Saroj Pandey
When young, Saroj Pandey was also looking forward for a settled life with her husband and children. However, the idea of getting married cooled down once she became the mayor of Durg. This seat was reserved for women in 1999 and the BJP asked Saroj Pandey to become a candidate. She had already earned some name as a fighting student leader in the Bhilai Women’s College. She became a mayor and started to work on the field. Here, she realized that her life is for the people of the country. Why not give entire time to the people rather than dividing it with the family? She decided to not get married. Her parents were stunned, and it was really tough for her to make them believe in her determination for public service. She is still following that oath. Yes, Saroj Pandey is still single and will remain the same for life.
Saroj Pandey Family
The father of Saroj Pandey Mr. Shyamji Pandey is a school teacher. Her mother used to run a dairy farm having more than 200 cows. The family was reputed in the area for being kind hearted. They were always ready to help anyone in need, if possible. The values that you find with Saroj Pandey are indeed related to her family.
SEX MMS Scandal of Saroj Pandey
Saroj Pandey was once embroiled in a very sad controversy. An MMS had gone viral over the Internet where Saroj was seen taking bath. She was naked. Congress had alleged that the video was shot and uploaded on the Internet by some BJP guys. BJP remained silent. Saroj was in deep pain. The authenticity of video is still doubted and many believe that a look-a-like of Saroj was used to defame her. Fortunately, the video is no more available on the Internet. It also shows how tough the life of a woman in India when she comes in the public life without the support of any male member of her immediate family.
Age of Saroj Pandey
At this juncture – April, 2018 – Saroj Pandey’s age is 50 years. She is now an MP and it is highly expected that she will become a minister if Narendra Modi comes back to power in 2019.