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Sakshi Maharaj

Sakshi Maharaj


Swami Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi popularly known as Sakshi Maharaj is a religious leader affiliated with BJP. He belongs to Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. He contested the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Unnao constituency and won by a margin of 310173 votes. widely known as Sakshi Maharaj amongst his cohorts, he is embroiled in several criminal conspiracies, ranging from rape, murder, and kidnapping. He was arrested several times but was acquitted due to lack of evidence to support the charges levelled against him. He contested in the Mathura parliamentary elections in 1991 and the Farrukhabad parliamentary election in 1996, 1998 with a BJP ticket. However, his illicit criminal activities led the party to withhold their ticket in 1999, thus compelling him to run as an SP candidate. Sakshi was an accused in the murder of Brahm Dutt Dwivedi, a close associate of Vajpayee. He was appointed to serve in Rajya Sabha by Mulayam Singh Yadav of SP in 2000. In 2019, He contested and won 17th Lok Sabha elections from Unnao and defeated SP candidate Arun Shanker Shukla by a margin of 400000 votes.

Personal Life

Full Name Sakshi Maharaj
Date of Birth 12 Jan 1956 (Age 64)
Place of Birth Sakshi Dham, Jalilpur, Distt. Kanshiram Nagar , Uttar Pradesh
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Doctorate
Profession Religious Missionary Publisher, Teacher, Educationist, Journalist, Writer, Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Late Shri Swami Atmanandji Maharaj Premi
Mother's Name Late Smt. Madalasa Devi Lodhi


Permanent address Maa Madalsa Inter College, Udwetpur, Shikohabad Road, Etah
Present address (i) 38, G.R.G. Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Contact number 9412569999
Email swaminishakshijimaharaj@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

Sakshi Maharaj was involved in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and is under trial as one of the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case. In August 2000, a college principal from Etah filed a complaint accusing Sakshi and two of his nephews, Padam Singh and Shivram Ram, of gang-raping her. He was acquitted due to lack of sufficient evidence to support their claim. In December 2005, STAR TV broadcast carried out a report stating some parliamentarians were misusing the MPLADS funds. Sakshi Maharaj was among the accused. In 2012, the police booked Sakshi and his associates for the murder of Sujata Verma, 47, who was shot dead while returning from Sakshi's ashram in Etah. In 2018 a non-bailable warrant was issued against BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj in a land dispute case involving a cremation ground.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He contested and won 17th Lok Sabha elections from Unnao and defeated SP candidate Arun Shanker Shukla by a margin of 400000 votes.
  • 2014
    He contested and won the 16th Lok Sabha election with a BJP ticket and defeated Arun Shankar Shukla of SP by a margin of 210173 votes.
  • 2000
    He was elected in Rajya Sabha.
  • 1999
    He quit BJP to contest with an SP ticket in the parliamentary elections but was defeated.
  • 1998
    He defeated Arvind Pratap Singh of SP by a margin of 32,211 votes in his bid to Farrukhabad seat.
  • 1996
    He was re-elected to serve a second term from Farrukhabad where he defeated Anwar Mohammed Khan of SP by a margin of 84,978 votes.
  • 1991
    He successfully contested the Parliamentary elections from Mathura and defeated Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary of JD b a margin of 15512 votes.
Net Worth3.21 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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