The Info List - Sharad Yadav

Assumed office 2004-2009; 2014-2017

Personal details

Born (1947-07-01) 1 July 1947 (age 70) Hoshangabad, Central Provinces and Berar, British India

Political party Janata Dal (United)

Spouse(s) Dr. Rekha Yadav

Residence New Delhi

Alma mater Jabalpur Engineering College

Occupation Politician

Website www.sharadyadavjdu.in

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


1 Early life 2 Controversies 3 Parliamentary Constituency 4 Position Held 5 References 6 External links

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). 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. Controversies[edit] Sharad Yadav
Sharad Yadav
has been in the news for making controversial statements. 1. He gave a speech comparing votes to daughter's honor and suggesting to prefer the former. [4] 2. Made sexist comments against south Indian women. [5] 3. He was one of the accused in the infamous hawala corruption scandal.[6] Parliamentary Constituency[edit] Sharad Yadav
Sharad Yadav
has won four times in 1991, 1996, 1999 and 2009 from Bihar's Madhepura Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency from where Acharya Kriplani was elected in 1957. He also won thrice from other Lok Sabha constituencies. He has been defeated thrice from Madhepura constituency - twice by Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1998 and 2004 and by another candidate of RJD in 2014. He was elected first time from Jabalpur (MP) constituency of Lok Sabha in 1974. It was the time when JP Movement was at peak and he was the first candidate chosen by Shri Jai Prakash Narayan
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 Badaun (UP) Lok Sabha constituency in the year 1989. Thereafter, he has been contesting from Madhepura Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency except in the byelection caused by Lalu Yadav resigning his seat in 2004.[7] Position Held[edit]

Year Position held

1974 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
in bye-election

1977 Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha
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
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
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
Lok Sabha
(5th term); Chairman, Finance Committee

1997 President, Janata Dal

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
(6th term); defeated Lalu Prasad Yadav

13 Oct.1999 - 31 Aug 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Aviation

1 Sep. 2001 – 30 Jun 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour

1 Jul. 2002 – 15 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
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
Lok Sabha
(7th term)

31 Aug. 2009 Chairman, Committee on Urban Development

2014 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
(3rd term)


^ Sanskarshan Thakur (2014). Single Man. HarperCollins Publishers India. pp. Epilogue. ISBN 9789350297780.  ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/sharad-yadav-ali-anwar-disqualified-as-rajya-sabha-members/article9982319.ece ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sharad-yadav-removed-as-jdu-party-leader-in-rajya-sabha/articleshow/60032612.cms ^ "NCW issues notice to Sharad Yadav
Sharad Yadav
over remark comparing daughters' honour to votes". The Indian Express. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-12-26.  ^ "The awesome sexism of Sharad Yadav: JD(U) boss uses debate on insurance to 'appreciate' South Indian women". Firstpost. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2017-12-26.  ^ "Hawala Scandal".  ^ "Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency".