Nand Kishore Yadav
- For politician from Uttar Pradesh of Similar Name, see Nand Kishore Yadav (SP).
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|Nand Kishore Yadav|
Nand Kishore Yadav addressing press in Bihar assembly premises
|Constituency||Patna East, Bihar|
28 August 1953 |
Patna, Bihar, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Spouse(s)||Late Kiran Devi|
|Children||Two sons & two daughters|
|As of 25 October 2014
Nand Kishore Yadav was a cabinet minister of road construction and tourism in the Government of Bihar, prior to the split of JDU from NDA in June 2013. He is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of BJP and RSS.
Early life and education
Nand Kishore Yadav was born on 28 August 1953 to Late Shri Panna Lal Yadav and Late Shrimati Rajkumari Yadav. He left his B.Sc final year exams midway to join the social movement started by Jai Prakash Narayan.
In 1969, Nand Kishore Yadav joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Within 2 years, he was deeply involved in student politics. He rose to become President of Patna City Chhatra Sangharsh Samiti. In 1974, he actively participated in the Jai Prakash Narayan Movement.
Early political career
Nand Kishore Yadav was an active student leader. His association with the Jai Prakash movement landed him in jail for almost two weeks during 1974-76. He was elected Corporator of Patna Municipal Corporation in 1978. In the same year, he also became Patna District head of Janata Yuva Morcha. In 1982, he rose to be the Deputy Mayor of Patna Municipality. A year later, he became President of Bharatiya Janata Party Patna Mahanagar. From 1983 to 1990, Yadav served at various positions in the party. He was General Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
Nand Kishore Yadav’s political career started as a student leader but he soon became a popular figure in Bihar’s local politics. During 1990-95, he became State President of Yuva Morcha. In 1995, he was elected as the BJP legislator from Patna East. During 1998-2003, he became Bharatiya Janata Party’s State President. In the year 2000, he was again elected as legislator from Patna East. In 2003, his role and responsibilities increased, he became State Convenor (Pradesh Sanyojak) and also member of Bhajapa Rashtriya Karya Samiti and Kendriya Anushasan Samiti. In February 2005, he was elected as legislator from Patna East for a third time and in November 2005 for the fourth time from the same seat. In 2005 itself, he was made a Minister in the state government. He successfully led the Department Of Road Construction and Tourism (Path Nirman Vibhag and Paryatan). He has represented Patna East five times in a row. In April 2008, he held the position of the State Health Minister. In November 2010, he once again became Minister in the Department of Road Construction. In June 2013, he was given the role of Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly.
- BJP dubs RJD's 'Bihar Bandh' as total failure, The Economic Times, 27 July 2015
- BJP slams Nitish for taking sole credit for performance, The Free Press Journal, 27 July 2015
- True, more than one CM face in Bihar BJP, says Nand Kishore Yadav, The Indian Express, 13 April 2015