Ram Naresh Yadav
|Ram Naresh Yadav|
|Governor of Madhya Pradesh|
26 August 2011
|Preceded by||Rameshwar Thakur|
|Governor of Chhattisgarh|
19 June 2014 – 14 July 2014
|Preceded by||Shekhar Dutt|
|Succeeded by||Balram Das Tandon|
|Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh|
23 June 1977 – 28 February 1979
|Preceded by||President's Rule|
|Succeeded by||Banarsi Das|
|Born||Ram Naresh Yadav
1 July 1928
Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Ram Naresh Yadav (born 1 July 1928) is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1977 to 1979. He was from Janata Party; later he joined the Congress. He was appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 26 August 2011 by former Indian President Pratibha Patil and was sworn into office on 8 September 2011. On 25th February 2015 he was asked by the home ministry to resign following his name being probed in the Vyapam scam.
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He was born on 1 July 1928 at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to a middle-class family. His father was a teacher. Ram Naresh Yadav was a successful lawyer in Azamgarh court.
Ram Naresh Yadav was interested in social work and was close to socialist leader Raj Narain. He entered the Sixth Lok Sabha in 1977 from Azamgarh constituency. He was considered a modest and a low-profile politician.
He became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 23 June 1977, and remained on the post till 28 February 1979. On 25 February 1979, he failed to secure a vote of confidence. Banarsi Das was elected in his place and became Chief Minister.
In 2004 general elections, he contested from Azamgarh constituency on Indian National Congress ticket, but lost to Bahujan Samaj Party's Ramakant Yadav. On 26 August 2011, he was appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh by then President of India, Pratibha Patil, on the recommendation of the UPA government.
Alleged Involvement in Vyapam Scam
On February 24, 2015, Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) filed an FIR against Yadav for his alleged role in the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam (Vyapam scam). He was charged with rigging the forest guard recruitment examination, conducted by Vyapam, and booked under the Information Technology Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The FIR was registered after a MP High Court hearing where Chief Justice A M Khanvilkar and Justice Alok Aradhe said STF can freely proceed against any "high dignitary". Yadav moved the high court citing constitutional immunity, which subsequently in April asked STF to "observe complete protocol", the Governor being the Head of the State. The head of the special investigative team (SIT) probing the scam said that action will be taken after his retirement in September, 2015.  Meanwhile, a group of lawyers filed a petition in Supreme Court of India, seeking removal of Yadav and recording his statement in the case. A bench comprising Chief Justice of India H. L. Dattu and Justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy has agreed to hear the petition on July 9.
Earlier in 2013, STF arrested his former OSD Dhanraj Yadav in connection with the scam. Also, his son Shailesh was an accused in the MPPEB contractual teachers' recruitment exam, and reportedly died of a brain haemorrhage in March, at Yadav's Lucknow residence.
- "New Madhya Pradesh governor sworn-in". IANS (iNewsOne). 8 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
- Vyapam scam: FIR filed against MP governor, The Times of India, February 24, 2015
- MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav asked to resign by Home Ministry, The Deccan Chronicle, February 25, 2015
- God save the governor: Despite Vyapam scam taint why does Ram Yadav enjoy Modi govt's favour?, Firstpost.com, July 6, 2015
- Vyapam scam: SC agrees to hear plea seeking removal of MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/vyapam-scam-sc-agrees-to-hear-plea-seeking-removal-of-mp-governor/#sthash.ukRmj0Cw.dpuf, The Indian Express, July 6, 2015
- MP Governor’s son, accused in Vyapam scam, reportedly dies of brain hemorrhage - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/madhya-pradesh-governors-son-found-dead-in-his-room/99/#sthash.Ve2Wa1Bs.dpuf, The Indian Express, March 26, 2015
|Governor of Madhya Pradesh
26 August 2011
|Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
23 June 1977 – 28 February 1979
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