Dharmendra Yadav

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Dharmendra Yadav
धर्मेन्द्र यादव
Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded bySaleem Iqbal Shervani
Succeeded bySanghmitra Maurya
In office
Preceded byMulayam Singh Yadav
Succeeded byMulayam Singh Yadav
Personal details
Born (1979-02-03) 3 February 1979 (age 45)
Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party Samajwadi Party
Neelam Yadav
(m. 2010)
RelationsMulayam Singh Yadav (uncle)
Shivpal Singh Yadav (uncle)
Akhilesh Yadav (cousin)
Abhishek Yadav (cousin)
Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (nephew)
  • Abhay Ram Yadav (father)
  • Jay Devi (mother)
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad

Dharmendra Yadav (born 3 February 1979) is an Indian politician from Uttar Pradesh. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) in the 16th Lok Sabha representing Badaun constituency as Samajwadi Party candidate.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Dharmendra Yadav was born in Saifai, Etawah on 3 February 1979 to Abhay Ram Yadav and Jay Devi.

His father Abhay Ram Yadav is the younger brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav and elder brother of Shivpal Singh Yadav. Samajwadi Party's President Akhilesh Yadav is Dharmendra's cousin.

He received a Bachelor of Laws degree and a MA degree in political Science from the University of Allahabad.


He has one brother Anurag Yadav and two sisters Sandhya Yadav and Sheela Yadav. Sheela's son Rahul Yadav is married to Dr Isha Yadav, daughter of Sadhu Yadav.[3]

His brother Anurag Yadav contested and lost the 2017 UP assembly election from Sarojini Nagar Assembly constituency.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dharmendra Yadav married Neelam Yadav on 12 February 2010.[1][5] He has three criminal cases and as of 2019 he has Rs118 crore which increased from 2 crores from 2014.[6][7]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004 from Mainpuri and re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 and 16th Lok Sabha in 2014 from Badaun. He has been a member of the standing committees on defence, rural development, information technology and agriculture.[1]

He lost the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Badaun by around 18,000 votes. In June 2022 Azamgarh by-poll he lost the election by around 8,600 votes.

Positions held[edit]

Dharmendra Yadav has been elected 3 times as Lok Sabha MP.[8]

# From To Positions Party
1. 2004 2009 MP (1st term) in 14th Lok Sabha from Mainpuri (by-poll) SP
2. 2009 2014 MP (2nd term) in 15th Lok Sabha from Badaun SP
3. 2014 2019 MP (3rd term ) in 16th Lok Sabha from Badaun SP


  1. ^ a b c "Dharmendra Yadav". India.gov.in. Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Badaun Election Result 2019: BJP's Dr Sanghmitra Maurya likely to win with a lead of almost 30000 votes". Times Now. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Mulayam Family Tree: मुलायम सिंह यादव का कुनबा, अखिलेश-शिवपाल से डिंपल-अपर्णा तक, जानें परिवार में और कौन-कौन". Amar Ujala. 4 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Anurag Yadav (SP), Constituency: Sarojini Nagar". Myneta.info. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Dharmendra Yadav, SP MP from Badaun - Our Neta". Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  7. ^ "Dharmendra Yadav(Samajwadi Party(SP)):Constituency- AZAMGARH : BYE ELECTION ON 23-06-2022 (UTTAR PRADESH) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  8. ^ "Member Profile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 1 October 2022.