Subrat Pathak is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Lok Sabha constituency of Kannauj in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency comprises assembly constituencies of Chhibramau, Tirwa, Kannauj, Bidhuna and Rasulabad. Subrat’s win in 2019 general election from Kannauj is considered historic, as this constituency was a stronghold of Samajwadi Party (SP).
Since 1998 to 2014, the seat has been continuously won by Samajwadi Party. It was also a family stronghold of Mulayam Singh Yadav, who won the seat in 1999. Later, his son Akhilesh Yadav had won from Kannauj in 2000, 2004, and 2009. In 2012 and 2014, the seat was won by Dimple Yadav.
The 2019 election from Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency was closely fought with Subrat getting 49.37% of votes. His nearest rival Dimple Yadav received 48.29% votes. This election win for Subrat is all the more important as opposition parties like SP and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had fought the election under an alliance named ‘mahagathbandhan’.
Subrat had been contesting from Kannauj Lok Sabha constituency since 2009. In 2009, he had come third with 20.33% votes. He improved his vote share in 2014 election, getting 42.11% of the total votes cast. He came second in this election. His third attempt in 2019 was finally successful when he won from Kannauj.
Early Life and Education
Subrat Pathak was born on June 30, 1979 to Shri Omprakash Pathak and Smt. Saroj Pathak. He was born in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. He comes from a family with business background. Subrat has a B.A. degree and had received education at P S M Degree College, Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. In 2004, he married Neha Pathak.
Subrat Pathak has been involved in politics since his college days. He has played a key role in organizations such as Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. He has been instrumental in strengthening the party at district level. It was due to his efforts that BJP was able to demolish the stronghold of Samajwadi Party in Kannauj.
Even though he had lost elections twice, the party continued to believe in his capabilities. There were other candidates who wanted to contest from Kannauj, but BJP chose to promote Subrat. Fighting continuously for more than a decade shows the strength and mettle of Subrat Pathak.
- May 2019: Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
- 13 Sept. 2019 onwards: Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Subrat Pathak remains committed towards social, cultural and economic welfare programs in his constituency.