Brajesh Pandey, brother of well-known journalist Rabish Kumar of NDTV is fighting the Bihar Assembly Election on Congress ticket. Pandey is not new to congress. He previously contested on Congress ticket from Govindganj of Motihari district. He however could not win the election.
He was Vice-President of the Bihar Congress.
The Congress leader resigned from his post when he was accused of raping a minor girl. He was charged under the POSCO act.
He is fighting the election from Govindganj yet again. However, the battle will be different this time around. Last time, JDU, RJD, and Congress formed an alliance and won. However, the equation changed mid-way as JDU broke ties with RJD and Congress and formed a government with BJP. This time BJP and JDU are contesting in an alliance. JLP led by Chirag Paswan has announced support for BJP but not JDU.
This is yet another example of the nexus of TV and politics in India, said many social media users.
Congress came to light when they announced that they will not field any candidate with charges of sexual assaults. However, when the list was released, the name of Brajesh Pandey was there.
Almost every political party has named candidates with criminal charges in Bihar Assembly Election.