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Avinash Pande


Avinash Pande is an Indian politician who belongs to the Indian National Congress party. He is a former Rajya Sabha MP who led the Congress party in Jharkhand and held a significant position in the Congress Working Committee. He has served as a member of various administrative committees in Maharashtra


Avinash Pande was born on Saturday, 26 July 1958 (age 65 years; as of 2023) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Leo. In 1975, Avinash completed his schooling at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Nagpur. In 1979, he attained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nagpur University. In 1982, he attained a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Nagpur University. In 1983, he attained a diploma in Business Management and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Nagpur University. In 1987, he attained a Bachelor of Legislative Law degree from Nagpur University.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Avinash Pande belongs to a Brahmin family in Nagpur.

Parents & Siblings

Avinash Pande’s father’s name is Narayan Prasad Pande, and his mother’s name is Gayatridevi Pande.

Wife & Children

Avinash Pande is married to Preeti Pande. The couple has 2 sons, Dewang Pande, and Gaurang Pande.


7, Bhagwaghar Layout North, Ambazari Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur


Avinash Pande’s signature


Entry into politics

In 1977, Avinash Pande became the president of the National Students’ Union of India, the student wing of the Indian National Congress, and later worked as a member of the Maharashtra Youth Congress from 1983 to 1987.

Member of Legislative Assembly

In 1985, Avinash Pande won the Maharashtra assembly elections from the Nagpur East constituency on a ticket of the Indian National Congress by defeating Satish Chaturvedi, an independent candidate, with a margin of 15,449 votes.

Member of  Parliament

In 2008, he contested the Rajya Sabha elections from Maharashtra but lost to Rahul Bajaj, an Indian billionaire businessman, by one vote. In June 2010, he was nominated to contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Maharashtra, which he won unopposed. In January 2022, he was appointed as the AICC General Secretary in charge of Jharkhand. In December 2023, he preceded Priyanka Gandhi to be appointed as the AICC (All India Congress Committee) General Secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh.

Positions held

  • 1986: Member of Maharashtra State Mathadi Board
  • 1986: Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Industry
  • 1986 – 1987: Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee
  • 1987: Member of the Accommodation Committee
  • 1987: Member of Minimum Wages Committee for Bidi Workers
  • 1987: Member of India’s 40th year of Independence Celebration Committee
  • 1987-1988: Member of Maithili Sharan Gupt Centenary Committee
  • 1988: Member of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Celebration Committee
  • 1988-1989: Vice-president of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
  • 1998-2002: Secretary of All India Congress Committee
  • 2002-2005: General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress
  • 2006-10: Chairman of the Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd.
  • 2009: Chief Convener of the Historic National Convention of NSUI at Nagpur
  • 2010: Member of the Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Coal
  • 2010: Member of the Consultative Committee under the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • 2010: Member of the Committee on Urban Development
  • 2010: Member of the Committee on Petitions Member
  • 2010: Member of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti under the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • 2010: Member of the Governing Council of the National Mission of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
  • 2010: Member of the Development Council for Sugar Industries
  • 2022: Congress General Secretary in-charge in Jharkhand


Criminal Cases against Avinash Pande

  • Charges related to house-trespass in order to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment (IPC Section-451)
  • Charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
  • Charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
  • Charges related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323)


Movable assets

  • Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: 19,83,408
  • Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: 50,00,000
  • Jewellery: 500 gm Gold, 30Kg Silver

Immovable Assets

  • Agricultural Land: 24,70,000
  • Non-Agricultural Land: 2,00,00,000

Note: The given estimates are according to the year 2009. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).

Net Worth

Avinash Pandey’s net worth for the year 2009 was estimated to be Rs. 28 crore.


  • In 1995, Avinash Pande compiled and coordinated the book Shabd Swar Ke Sumeru, a book based on the life of Rashtra Kavi Pradeep. In 2007, he compiled and coordinated the book Ek Deep Kavi Pradeep.
  • In August 2020, when Avinash Pande was in charge of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Rajasthan, the Congress party decided to form a three-member committee, due to Sachin Pilot‘s rebellious behaviour, that was responsible for examining the concerns expressed by Pilot and the other rebel MLAs of Rajasthan and finding a suitable solution. Gehlot and Pilot were in a conflict over the PCC Chief position because the Gehlot Camp wanted Rajasthan to adopt the “One Leader One Post” model, whereas Sachin Pilot held the post of Deputy CM in addition to leading the PCC. In an interview, Avinash Pande, while talking about the infighting in Congress, said,

    This conspiracy has been hatched by BJP and they have been trying this for one year. I can say that all Rajasthan Congress MLAs will work together and Congress government in Rajasthan will complete its five years of tenure. Congress is strongly working together. All MLAs have trust and faith in the party and CM Ashok Gehlot. BJP is deliberately diverting the present situation”

    Sachin Pilot had alleged that Avinash Pande worked in accordance with Ashok Gehlot‘s interests. Later, as per a solution recommended by the appointed committee, Avinash Pande was replaced by the Congress senior leader Ajay Maken as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Rajasthan following a month-long dispute between the Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.