Sticking with the Brahmin-OBC combination for Deputy Chief Ministers, Brajesh Pathak along with Keshav Prasad Maurya took oath on Friday as deputies of CM Yogi Adityanath.
In the last term of the Yogi Adityanath government, Dinesh Sharma was the Deputy CM, representing the electorally crucial Brahmins in the state. Pathak had served as the Law Minister in the previous Yogi Adityanath led UP Government, and was credited to have worked for the party to consolidate the support base among the Brahmins in the run up to the Assembly elections.
A prominent Brahmin leader of the party, he won the Assembly polls from the Lucknow Cantt seat in the 2022 state Polls. In 2017, Pathak jumped ship from Bahujan Samaj Party and joined the BJP in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister Mahesh Sharma.
Then in the 2017 Assembly elections in UP, he became an MLA from Lucknow Central seat.
On 21 August 2019, after the first cabinet expansion of Yogi Adityanath he was given the charge of Legislative, Justice, and Rural Engineering service departments.