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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, 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. He has been accused of participating in the Hawala scam and is sometimes seen as a corrupt politician. He is a pro-reservation politician.. He lost the 2014 elections with a huge margin and was evicted from the Parliament.
For the 2014 elections fearing loss, Sharad Yadav went to seek the blessings of criminal-turned-politician Anand Mohan's mother Geeta Devi at her native village. Even though Anand Mohan is serving a life term for the murder of Gopalganj DM G Krishnaiah, he wields a massive following among the Rajputs which it is alleged that Sharad Yadav wants to capitalize.
He was born on July 1, 1947 in a farmers' family of modest means at Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.
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.
|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)|
- Hawala scandal
- "Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency".