Sharad Yadav

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Sharad Yadav
Chairperson of the JDU
Personal details
Born (1947-07-01) 1 July 1947 (age 68)
Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh
Political party Janata Dal (United)
Spouse(s) Dr. Rekha Yadav
Residence New Delhi
Alma mater Jabalpur Engineering College
Occupation Politician
Religion Hinduism

Sharad Yadav, is a politician from the Janata Dal (United) party. He is current representing the state of Bihar in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He has been elected to Lok Sabha seven times and to Rajya Sabha twice. He has been the national president of Janata Dal (United)[1] since its formation.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 1 July 1947 in a farmers' family of modest means at Akhmau village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Educated at Robertson College and Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh in B.E. (civil).Gold Medalist in B.E. from Jabalpur Engineering College; President, Students Union, Jabalpur, Engineering College, 1971; influenced by the teachings of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia; active youth leader and participated in a number of mass movements; Detained under MISA during 1969-70, 1972 and 1975; played a significant role in the implementation of Mandal Commission recommendations.

Parliamentary Constituency[edit]

He was elected first time from Jabalpur (MP) constituency of Lok Sabha in 1974. It was the time when JP Movement was on peak and he was the first candidate chosen by Shri Jai Prakash Narayan for political arena on election symbol of Haldar Kisan. Again, he was elected from the same constituency in 1977. He was elected from Baduan (UP) Lok Sabha constituency in the year 1989. Thereafter, he has been contesting from Madhepura (Bihar) Lok Sabha constituency. Sharad Yadav has so far after the year 1991 has won from Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency till 2014.[2] He was defeated in Madhepura in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Position Held[edit]

Year Position held
1974 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha in bye-election
1977 Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term)President, Yuva Janata Dal
1978 General-Secretary, Lok DalPresident, Yuva Lok Dal
1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1989-97 General-Secretary, Janata Dal Chairman, Janata Dal Parliamentary Board
1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles and Food Processing Industries
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term) Member, Public Accounts Committee
1993 Leader, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1995 Working President, Janata Dal
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)Chairman, Finance Committee
1997 President, Janata Dal
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term)
13 Oct.1999 - 31 Aug Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Aviation
1 Sep. 2001- 30 Jun Union Cabinet Minister, Labour
1 Jul. 2002 - 15 May 1 Jul. 2002 - 15 May
2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

Member, Business Advisory Committee, Member, Committee on Water Resources, Member, General Purposes Committee, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 Aug. 2009 Chairman, Committee on Urban Development


  1. ^ Sanskarshan Thakur (2014). Single Man. HarperCollins Publishers India. pp. Epilogue. ISBN 9789350297780. 
  2. ^ "Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency". 

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