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.
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