Sharad Yadav

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Sharad Yadav
Chairperson of the JDU
Personal details
Born (1947-07-01) 1 July 1947 (age 67)
Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh
Political party Janata Dal (United)
Spouse(s) Dr. Rekha Yadav
Residence New Delhi
Alma mater Jabalpur Engineering College
Occupation Politician
Religion Hinduism

Sharad Yadav, is a politician from the Janata Dal (United) party. He had also represented 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.


Sharad Yadav caused a lot of controversy by admitting that he has been chasing girls and that it is natural.[1][2]

Sharad Yadav is a pro-reservation politician and supports caste based reservation instead of meritocracy. [3][4]

Sharad Yadav has also been accused of participating in Hawala scam and by some reports has also admitted to his role in this scam. [5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

He was born on July 1, 1947 in a farmers' family of modest means at Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

Parliamentary Constituency[edit]

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.[8] He was defeated in Madhepura in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Year Name Party
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)


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