Ram Kripal Yadav

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Ram Kripal Yadav
Minister of State for Rural Development, Govt Of India
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 59)
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
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. 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 constituency of Bihar in the 14th General Elections 2004 by defeating C. P. Thakur of Bhartiya Janta 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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