Sharad Yadav


Sharad Yadav
Member of Parliament Lok Sabha
In office
1974 - 1980

1989 - 1998

1999 -2004

2009 – 2014
Ministry of Civil Aviation;
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
In office
Member of parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office


2014 – 2017
Personal details
Born (1947-07-01) 1 July 1947 (age 74)
Babai (Hoshangabad district, Central Provinces and Berar, British India)
(now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Political partyLoktantrik Janata Dal
Other political
Janata Dal (United)
Rashtriya Janata Dal,
Rekha Yadav
(m. 1989)
ResidenceNew Delhi
Alma materJabalpur Engineering College (B.E)
Robertson College Jabalpur (B.Sc)

Sharad Yadav (born 1 July 1947) is a politician from the Loktantrik Janata Dal party. He has been elected to Lok Sabha seven times and to Rajya Sabha thrice from JD(U). He was the national president of Janata Dal (United) since its formation in 2003 till year 2016.[1] He was disqualified from Rajya Sabha and removed from party leadership positions for engaging in anti-party activities.[2] [3]

Personal life

Yadav was born on 1 July 1947 to Nand Kishore Yadav and Sumitra Yadav in Babai village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Robertson College Jabalpur which branched into Government Science College, Jabalpur and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. He is an agriculturist, educationist and engineer by profession. He married Rekha Yadav on 15 February 1989, with whom he has a son and a daughter. [4] His daughter Subhashini Raja Rao joined Indian National Congress just before 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election and announced her plans to contest from Bihariganj seat.[5]

Political career

Parliamentary constituencies

Yadav was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh in 1974 in a bye-poll. It was the time when JP Movement was at its 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. When Janata Party split in 1979, he sided with Charan Singh faction. When Rajiv Gandhi first entered Lok Sabha by winning bye-poll from Amethi in 1981, Sharad Yadav was the losing candidate on Lok Dal ticket.[6] He lost from Badaun in UP in 1984 on Lok Dal ticket under Charan Singh's leadership. He was elected from Badaun (Lok Sabha constituency) in the year 1989 as Janata Dal member.

Thereafter, he has been contesting from Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar except in the byelection caused by Lalu Yadav resigning his seat in 2004.[7] He has won the Madhepura seat four times in 1991, 1996, 1999 and 2009. He has been defeated four times from Madhepura constituency - twice by Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1998 and 2004, by Pappu Yadav of RJD in 2014, and by JD-U's Dinesh Yadav in 2019 when Sharad Yadav contested on RJD's ticket.

Loktantrik Janata Dal

The Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) is a political party in India launched by Sharad Yadav in May 2018[8][9][10] after he parted ways from Janata Dal (United) due to its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar.[11][12][13]

A merger with Bahujan Mukti Party (founded on 6 December 2012) was proposed but was called off.[14] and was set up as a political wing of All India Backward (SC, ST, OBC) and Minority Communities Employees' Federation (BAMCEF).[15][16] V. L. Matang is the current President of the Bahujan Mukti party.[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

Position held

Year Position held
1974 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha in bye-election from Jabalpur constituency.
1977 Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term) from Jabalpur constituency and President, Yuva Janata Dal
1978 General-Secretary, Lok Dal President, Yuva Lok Dal
July 1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha
1989 - 91 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term) from Badaun constituency.
1989-97 General-Secretary, Janata Dal; Chairman, Janata Dal Parliamentary Board
1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles and Food Processing Industries
1991 - 96 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term) from Madhepura constituency and Member, Public Accounts Committee
1993 Leader, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1995 Working President, Janata Dal
1996 - 97 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term) from Madhepura constituency and Chairman, Finance Committee
1997 President, Janata Dal
1999 - 2004 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term) from Madhepura constituency and defeated Lalu Prasad Yadav
13 Oct.1999 - 31 August 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Aviation
1 September 2001 – 30 June 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour
1 July 2002 – 15 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
July. 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
May. 2006 - May 2009 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health
June 2006 - May 2009 and Oct 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Ethics
Sept. 2007 onwards President, India-Nepal Parliamentary Group
Oct. 2007 - May 2009 Member, Samsad (Court) of Visva Bharati
May 2008 - May 2009 Member, Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex
2009 - 2014 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term) from Madhepura constituency
31 August 2009 Chairman, Committee on Urban Development
March. 2011 - Oct. 2013 Member, JPC to examine matter relating to Allocation and pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum
Dec. 2013 Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Millennium Development Goals
2014 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
Sept. 2014 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
Sept. 2014- Aug. 2016 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Oct. 2014 - July 2016 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex
Dec. 2014 - July 2016 Chairman, Committee on Provision of Computer to Members of Rajya Sabha
April. 2015- July 2016 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex
May. 2015 - July 2016 Member, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
July. 2016 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (fourth term)
July. 2016 onwards Chairman, Committee on Industry
Nov. 2016 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
April - July 2017 Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017


Yadav has been in the news for making controversial statements. In 2017, he gave a speech comparing votes to daughter's honour and suggesting to prefer the former.[24] In 2015, during his Rajya Sabha speech, Yadav made sexist comments against south Indian women.[25] He was one of the accused in the infamous hawala scandal; however, the charges were dismissed by the Supreme Court of India.[26]


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  2. ^ "Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified as Rajya Sabha members". @businessline. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Sharad Yadav removed as JD(U) party leader in Rajya Sabha | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Bihar Assembly Election 2020: LJD chief Sharad Yadav's daughter joins Cong". Hindustan Times. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
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  8. ^ "Ex-Janata Dal Member Sharad Yadav Launches 'Loktantrik Janata Dal" Party". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
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  10. ^ "Sharad Yadav formed new party: Nitish Kumar faction tells HC". hindustan times. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sharad Yadav's Rajya Sabha Membership Cancelled After JD(U) Petition". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  12. ^ "LJD to be part of anti-BJP 'grand alliance' for Lok Sabha polls: Sharad Yadav - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Eyeing votes in Rajasthan, Sharad Yadav to hold rally in Jaipur". dna. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  14. ^ Daily Excelsior BMP launched
  15. ^ a b Muslim Mirror. ‘Save constitution’ and ‘Save nation’ A massive rally by Bahujan Mukti Party
  16. ^ a b Pune Mirror. Anna supporter quits TMC, goes the BMP way
  17. ^ The Indian Express. Debutant party says will field German Bakery convict Baig
  18. ^ Economic Times. BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan group Bamcef plans to contest 400 Lok Sabha seats
  19. ^ webindia123. BMP to field German Bakery blast convict from Aurangabad LS seat
  20. ^ "Sharad Yadav pitches for BJP versus all in MP". Deccan Herald. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Dalit outfit Bahujan Mukti Party merges with Sharad Yadav's LJD". Eenadu English Portal. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Dalit Based Bahujan Mukti Party To Merge With Sharad Yadav's Party". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Bahujan Mukti Party Merges With Loktantrik Janata Dal Party". Getty Images. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  24. ^ "NCW issues notice to Sharad Yadav over remark comparing daughters' honour to votes". The Indian Express. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  25. ^ "The awesome sexism of Sharad Yadav: JD(U) boss uses debate on insurance to 'appreciate' South Indian women". Firstpost. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  26. ^ Sudha Mahalingam (21 March – 3 April 1998). "Jain Hawala Case: Diaries as evidence". Frontline Magazine. 15 (6). Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2006.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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