Ram Kripal Yadav

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Ram Kripal Yadav
Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Nitin Gadkari
Member of the India Parliament
for Pataliputra
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded by Ranjan Prasad Yadav
Personal details
Born (1957-10-12) 12 October 1957 (age 57)
Patna, Bihar
Political party Bhartiya Janta Party
Spouse(s) Kiran Devi
Children 2 sons and 1 daughter
Residence Patna
Education B.A.(Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Magadh University, Patna (Bihar)
Website www.ramkripalyadav.in

Ram Kripal Yadav (born 12 October 1957) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India from the Pataliputra parliamentary constituency, Central Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation (India) and aide of Indian politico Lalu Prasad Yadav. He represented the Patna (now Patna Sahib) constituency of Bihar in the 14th General Elections, 2004 by defeating C. P. Thakur of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) political party. He did not contest the 15th General elections in 2009 as the RJD supremo Lalu Yadav himself contested from that constituency. On 8 March 2014 Ramkripal Yadav resigned from his party post.[1] Yadav, who wanted to contest from Pataliputra seat. On 12 March he joined BJP and in 2014, he won the Patliputra Lok Sabha seat defeating his niece and Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti.[2][3]

Offices held[edit]

  • 1985-1986 Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Patna
  • 1992-1993 Member, Bihar Legislative Council
  • 1993-1996 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha (elected in bye election)
  • 1996-1997 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha
  • 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha
  • July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • August 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Defence
  • September 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
  • Chairman, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Sports and Culture, Bihar
  • Chairman, Bihar Dharmik Nayas, Bihar, 1998-2005


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