Ram Kripal Yadav
The Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav addressing the media after taking charge in his office, in New Delhi on July 08, 2016.jpg
Minister of State for Rural Development
In office
9 November 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Succeeded bySadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byRanjan Prasad Yadav
Personal details
Born (1957-10-12) 12 October 1957 (age 64)[1]
Patna, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Rashtriya Janata Dal (before-2014)
SpouseKiran Devi
Alma materMagadh University (B.A.(Hons.), LL.B.)

Ram Kripal Yadav (born 12 October 1957) is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha from the Pataliputra parliamentary constituency in Bihar.[2][3] He was a member of Rashtriya Janata Dal and was a close confidante of Lalu Yadav.[4][5][6] Later he joined Bharatiya Janata Party.[7][8][9] He was first a mayor in Bihar, and later the Minister of State for Rural Development in central cabinet in Delhi from 2014 to 2019.[10][11]

Early life

Yadav was born on 12 October 1957. He attained the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Law degrees from Magadh University, Patna.[12]

Political career

Yadav represented the Patna (Lok Sabha constituency) constituency of Bihar winning thrice from there in the year 1991, 1996, and 2004 elections as a member of Rashtriya Janata Dal. He joined BJP in 2014, and has won 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections as a member of BJP from Pataliputra (Lok Sabha constituency).

He did not contest the 15th general elections in 2009 from Patna as the RJD leader Lalu Yadav himself contested and lost from that constituency. Ram Kripal Yadav wanted to contest from Pataliputra seat in 2014 but was denied ticket. In March 2014 Ramkripal Yadav resigned from Rashtriya Janata Dal and joined BJP.[13]

He won the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat in 2014 as a member of BJP after defeating Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti.[14][15] He was made a Minister of State in Government of India by Narendra Modi from 2014 to 2019. He retained his Lok Sabha seat in 2019.

Offices held


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  11. ^ "Lok Sabha Election 2019: सुबह-सुबह राजधानी की सड़कों पर ई-रिक्शा चलाते दिखे केंद्रीय मंत्री, लोग देखकर रह गए दंग". Jansatta (in Hindi). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Yadav, Shri Ram Kripal". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Sulking Ram Kripal Yadav quits RJD posts after Lalu snubs him denying key Pataliputra seat". Times of India. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014.
  14. ^ "LS polls: BJP fields Ram Kripal Yadav against Lalu's daughter Misa". Hindustan Times. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Election LIVE: BJP's third candidate list out, Ram Kripal to contest from Patliputra against Lalu's daughter". 14 March 2014. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav drives e-rickshaw, leaves". Business Standard. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav drives e-rickshaw, leaves Patna residents bemused". News Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Seventeenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 27 June 2021.