Ram Naresh Yadav

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Ram Naresh Yadav
Governor of Madhya Pradesh
Assumed office
26 August 2011
Preceded by Rameshwar Thakur
Governor of Chhattisgarh
In office
19 June 2014 – 14 July 2014
Preceded by Shekhar Dutt
Succeeded by Balram Das Tandon
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
In office
23 June 1977 – 28 February 1979
Preceded by President's Rule
Succeeded by Banarsi Das
Personal details
Born Ram Naresh Yadav
(1928-07-01) 1 July 1928 (age 86)
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Political party Indian National Congress
Other political
Janata Party
Religion Hinduism

Ram Naresh Yadav (born 1 July 1928[1]) is an Indian politician figure who was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1977 to 1979. He was from Janata Party; later he joined the Congress. He was appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 26 August 2011 by former Indian President Pratibha Patil and was sworn into office on 8 September 2011.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 1 July 1928 at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to a middle-class family. His father was a teacher. Ram Naresh Yadav was a successful lawyer in Azamgarh court.

Political career[edit]

Ram Naresh Yadav was interested in social work and was close to socialist leader Raj Narain. He entered the Sixth Lok Sabha in 1977 from Azamgarh constituency. He was considered a modest and a low-profile politician.

He became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 23 June 1977, and remained on the post till 28 February 1979. On 25 February 1979, he failed to secure a vote of confidence. Banarsi Das was elected in his place and became Chief Minister.[4]

In 2004 general elections, he contested from Azamgarh constituency on Indian National Congress ticket.[5]

On 26 August 2011, he was appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh by then President of India, Pratibha Patil.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Rameshwar Thakur
Governor of Madhya Pradesh
26 August 2011
Succeeded by
Current Incumbent
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
23 June 1977 - 28 February 1979
Succeeded by
Banarsi Das