Devendra Prasad Yadav

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Devendra Prasad Yadav
President of Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic
In office
Member of the India Parliament
for Jhanjharpur
In office
Preceded bySurendra Prasad Yadav
Succeeded byMangani Lal Mandal
In office
Preceded byG.S. Rajhans
Succeeded bySurendra Prasad Yadav
Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
for Phulparas
In office
Preceded byUttam Lal Yadav
Succeeded bySurendra Yadav
Personal details
Born (1953-11-26) 26 November 1953 (age 70)
Madhubani, Bihar, India
Political partyRashtriya Janata Dal
Sita Devi
(m. 1972)
Children2 sons and 2 daughters
  • Late Shri Chandan Prasad Yadav (father)
  • Smt. Abran Devi (mother)
Alma materR.K. College, Madhubani (Bihar), B.Sc.(Biology)
ProfessionAgriculturist, Social Worker
As of 25 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Devendra Prasad Yadav (born 26 November 1953) is a former member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Jhanjharpur constituency of Bihar and was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal (United) and Janata Dal.[1]

He was the Secretary of Bihar Janata Party from 1977 to 1979 and was elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly from Phulparas but resigned for Karpoori Thakur who became the Chief Minister of Bihar. He was elected to Bihar Legislative Council and remained from May 1978 to November 1989. He was the National President of Yuva Lok Dal.

He was a Member of Parliament from Jhanjharpur from 1989 to 1998 and from 1999 to 2009. He was Union Cabinet Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, and Public Distribution with an additional charge of Commerce in June 1996 in Deve Gowda ministry and Gujral ministry. During this tenure, he passed the Historical food bill for farmers which is praiseworthy.

He was deputy leader of Janata Dal (United) in Lok Sabha but left soon to join Rashtriya Janata Dal. He formed Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic after leaving the Rashtriya Janata Dal but soon re-joined Janata Dal (United) by merging his party in it.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Devendra Prasad Yadav(Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic):Constituency- JHANJHARPUR(BIHAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Devendra Prasad Yadav-led Samajwadi Janata Dal merges with JD(U)". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Smaller Bihar parties flock to Nitish". Hindustan Times. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2021.

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