Ram Kripal Yadav

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Ram Kripal Yadav
Minister of State for Rural Development
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNitin Gadkari
Member of the India Parliament
for Pataliputra
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byRanjan Prasad Yadav
Personal details
Born (1956-10-12) 12 October 1956 (age 62)
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyBhartiya Janta Party
Spouse(s)Kiran Devi
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
EducationB.A.(Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Magadh University

Ram Kripal Yadav (born 12 October 1957) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India from the Patliputra parliamentary constituency. He is currently the Minister of States for Rural Development and former close aide of Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav

He represented the Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency) constituency of Bihar in the 14th General Elections 2004 by defeating C. P. Thakur of Bharatiya Janata Party.

He was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party. He did not contest the 15th General elections in 2009 as the RJD supremo Lalu Yadav himself contested from that constituency. In March 2014 Ramkripal Yadav resigned from his party post.[1]

Yadav, who wanted to contest from Pataliputra seat. in 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]

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  1. ^ "Sulking Ram Kripal Yadav quits RJD posts after Lalu snubs him denying key Pataliputra seat". Times of India. 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ "LS polls: BJP fields Ram Kripal Yadav against Lalu's daughter Misa". Hindustan Times. 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/election-live-2014-march-13/

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