Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav passed away

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Former Union Minister and RJD leader Sharad Yadav passed away on 12 January 2023. The 75-year-old veteran politician breathed his last at Fortins, a private hospital in Gurugram. 

An Overview of the news

  • His last rites will be performed on January 14 in his native village Aankhmau located in Babai Tehsil of Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Sharad Yadav had represented the Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency four times. Elected MP twice from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, he was also elected Member of Parliament from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Sharad Yadav was probably the first politician in India to be elected as a member of the Lok Sabha from three states. Sharad Yadav was the convenor of the National Democratic Alliance.

  • Born on July 1, 1947, in Babai village in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, Sharad Yadav was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1974 in a by-election from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. In 1977, he was re-elected from the same constituency.

  • He was elected from Badaun (Lok Sabha constituency) in the year 1989 as a member of Janata Dal.

  • He was made the Union Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Textiles and Food Processing Industries in the year 1989-90.

  • He contested from the Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar in a by-election caused by Lalu Prasad Yadav's resignation from his seat in 2004. He was elected from Madhepura four times in 1991, 1996, 1999 and 2009.

  • Sharad Yadav contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on RJD ticket but had to face defeat.

  • In May 2018, he launched the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) after breaking away from the JD(U) due to its alliance with the BJP in Bihar. In March 2022, he merged his party LJD with the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

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