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|Chairperson of the JDU|
1 July 1947 |
Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh
|Political party||Janata Dal (United)|
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Rekha Yadav|
|Alma mater||Jabalpur Engineering College|
Sharad Yadav, is a veteran politician from the Janata Dal (United) party. He is current representing the state of Bihar in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He has been elected to Lok Sabha seven times and to Rajya Sabha twice. He has been the national president of Janata Dal (United) since its formation.
He was born on July 1, 1947 in a farmers' family of modest means at Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Educated at Robertson College and Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh in B.E. (Electrical).Gold Medalist in B.E. from Jabalpur Engineering College; President, Students Union, Jabalpur, Engineering College, 1971; influenced by the teachings of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia; active youth leader and participated in a number of mass movements; Detained under MISA during 1969-70, 1972 and 1975; played a significant role in the implementation of Mandal Commission recommendations.
He was elected first time from Jabalpur (MP) constituency of Lok Sabha in 1974. It was the time when JP Movement was on peak and he was the first candidate chosen by Shri Jai Prakash Narayan for political arena on election symbol of Haldar Kisan. Again, he was elected from the same constituency in 1977. He was elected from Baduan (UP) Lok Sabha constituency in the year 1989. Thereafter, he has been contesting from Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency. Madhepura is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar State in eastern India. Madhepura district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar and the town is the administrative headquarters of the district. Madhepura district is a part of Kosi division. Madhepura parliamentary constituency has a population of 45,015 (2001 census). Males comprise 55% of the total population while females constitute the rest of 45%. Sharad Yadav has so far after the year 1991 has won from Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency as follows. He was defeated in Madhepura in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles and Food Processing Industries
|1991||Sharad Yadav||Janata Dal|
|1996||Sharad Yadav||Janata Dal|
|1998||Laloo Prasad Yadav||Rashtriya Janata Dal|
|1999||Sharad Yadav||Janata Dal (United)|
|2004||Laloo Prasad Yadav||Rashtriya Janata Dal|
|2009||Sharad Yadav||Janata Dal (United)|