Sarjoo Pandey

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Sarjoo Pandey (Hindi: सरजू पाण्डे) (19 November 1919 (Urha) - 25 August 1989, Moscow[citation needed]) was an Indian politician, Indian independence activist and a leader of the Communist Party of India.[1][2][3]


Pandey was born in Urha (small village in Kasimabad) on 19 November 1919 in the family of a Brahmin farmer Mahaveer Pandey. He was in the 8th standard when he joined the Indian independence movement. He was ordered to be shot on sight for his activities against the British rule.[citation needed]. A number of sections of the Indian Penal Code were leveled against him.[citation needed] He was the only independence activist from Ghazipur who accepted the charges in the court and sought punishment from the court.[citation needed]

Pandey was a member of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Lok Sabha. He was elected to the 2nd and 3rd Lok Sabha from Rasra constituency in 1957 and 1962 and to the 4th and 5th Lok Sabha from Ghazipur constituency in 1967 and 1971. When he was elected to the Lok Sabha, Jawaharlal Nehru in the Parliamnent presented him a rose, which he then carried in his coat.[4]