Nityanand Rai
Rai as the Minister of State for Home Affairs, in New Delhi, June 1, 2019.
Minister of State for Home Affairs
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Served with H. G. Ahir (2019) and
G. Kishan Reddy (2019–21)
Serving with N. Pramanik and A.K Mishra (2021-)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAmit Shah
Preceded byKiren Rijiju
President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar
In office
30 November 2016 – 15 September 2019
Preceded byMangal Pandey
Succeeded bySanjay Jaiswal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byAswamedh Devi
Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byRajendra Rai
Succeeded byAwadhesh Singh
Personal details
Nityanand Rai Yadav

(1966-01-01) 1 January 1966 (age 58)
Hajipur, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseAmita Rai
Children1 Daughter
Parent(s)Tetari Devi (mother)
Ganga Bishun Rai (father)
Residence(s)Karnpura, Vaishali, Bihar
Alma materRaj Narayan College, Hajipur, Vaishali
OccupationPolitician & Agriculturist

Nityanand Rai (born Nityanand Rai Yadav on 1 January 1966)[2] is an Indian politician and the current Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Government of India.[3] He was elected in the 2014 and 2019 General Election from Ujiarpur as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He had continuously represented Hajipur constituency in Bihar legislative assembly winning elections since 2000 (2000, Feb-2005, October- 2005 and 2010) till he was elected for the parliament.[4][5]

Early life and education

Nityanand Rai was born on 1 January 1966. The son of a farmer, Rai has been associated with the Sangh Parivar since 1981, joining the ABVP that year as a student activist.[6] Rai has done inter-caste marriage; his wife belongs to Kurmi caste of Bihar.[7]


On 23 May 2019, Rai became Minister of State for Home Affairs.[8] Rai joined politics from his college ABVP unit. He was elected for students union President in his college. Rai in the year of 2000 Bihar Assembly election got a ticket and won from Hajipur. He won the seat four times consecutively. In the 2014 general election Rai got the ticket for Parliamentary election from the neighbouring district as his home constituency is reserve seat for SC candidates. He won the election and became a Member of Parliament from Ujiarpur. In the 2016 Bihar Vidhan sabha election BJP has tried to promote him as Yadav[2] face to lure declining RJD voters. He has been made BJP Bihar President and after the 2019 election, he was made State Home Minister in NDA2 Council of Ministers.

Post held

See also


  1. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Hajipur Assembly Constituency".
  2. ^ a b Singh, Santosh (13 October 2020). "The rise and rise of Nityanand Rai". The Indian Express. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  4. ^ "Nityanand Rai". National Portal of India. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  5. ^ Amarnath, Tewary (21 November 2017). "Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai feels 'sorry' for his controversial comment". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  6. ^ "The rise and rise of Nityanand Rai". 12 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Ujiarpur grapples with new caste equations - Delimitation changes constituency's constitution, not its share of problems". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  8. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  9. ^ GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (2019). "Shri Nityanand Rai | Ministry of Home Affairs | GoI". Archived from the original on 8 April 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.