Jai Narain Prasad Nishad (18 November 1930 – 24 December 2018) was an Indian politician and member of parliament from Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha Constituency in the Indian State of Bihar. He was a Union Minister for State in 1996-1998 and has been a member of Lok Sabha five times and a former member of Rajya Sabha. He was a member of Janata Dal (United) and with the Bharatiya Janata Party. His son, Ajay Nishad is the MP of Muzaffarpur.
Nishad was a member of BJP when he was disqualified as a member of Rajya Sabha in April 2008 under the Anti-defection Law by the Vice President of India who is also the chairman of Rajya Sabha for switching sides. He was removed as a member of Rajya Sabha.
He changed to five political parties fifteen times but got elected from the same seat five times.
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