Vijay Kumar Chaudhary
|Vijay Kumar Chaudhary|
|Minister of Water ResourcesGovernment of Bihar|
26 November 2010
|Preceded by||Ramashray Prasad Singh|
8 January 1957 |
Dalsinghsarai, Samastipur, Bihar
|Political party||Janata Dal (United)|
|Children||1 son and 1 daughter|
|Residence||3 Deshratna Marg, Patna|
|Alma mater||Patna University|
Vijay Kumar Chaudhary (born 8 January 1957) is the minister for Water Resources Department in the Bihar cabinet under Jitan Ram Manjhi. He is a member of the Janata Dal (United) party and previously served as its state president. He also serves as the Minister-in-charge, Department of Home, when the Bihar Legislative Assembly is in sessio; he has been a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly since 1982.
Early life and career
Vijay Kumar Chaudhary was born in Dalsinghsarai, Samastipur district of Bihar in a Bhumihar Brahmin Family. His father, the late Jagdish Prasad Chaudhary, had been a freedom fighter, an Indian National Congress politician and a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Dalsinghsarai constituency. He completed his Master of Arts in History from Patna University in 1980 and joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in Trivandrum in the same year.
After the death of his father in 1982, he resigned from his job and won election from Dalsinghsarai on a Congress ticket. He was elected from Dalsinghsarai for two more terms in 1985 and 1990. He ran again in 1995 and 2000 and lost the elections. He joined JD(U) in 2005 and unsuccessfully contested the October 2005 Bihar legislative assembly elections from Sarairanjan. He was appointed as the general secretary and chief spokesman of the party in 2008. He continued to serve as the general secretary until February 2010, when he was nominated as the state president of party. He won the subsequent legislative assembly elections from Sarairanjan (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and was rewarded with a ministry in the newly formed cabinet. He assumed charge of the Water Resources Ministry of Bihar on 26 November 2010.
He is married to Ganga Chaudhary. The couple has one son and one daughter.
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