Devendra Prasad Yadav
Devendra Prasad Yadav
|President of Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic|
|Member of the India Parliament |
|Preceded by||Surendra Prasad Yadav|
|Succeeded by||Mangani Lal Mandal|
|Preceded by||G.S. Rajhans|
|Succeeded by||Surendra Prasad Yadav|
|Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly |
|Preceded by||Uttam Lal Yadav|
|Succeeded by||Surendra Yadav|
|Born||26 November 1953|
Madhubani, Bihar, India
|Political party||Rashtriya Janata Dal|
|Children||2 sons and 2 daughters|
|Alma mater||R.K. College, Madhubani (Bihar), B.Sc.(Biology)|
|Profession||Agriculturist, Social Worker|
As of 25 September, 2006Source: 
Devendra Prasad Yadav (born 26 November 1953) was a 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.
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.
- ^ "Devendra Prasad Yadav(Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic):Constituency- JHANJHARPUR(BIHAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
- ^ "Devendra Prasad Yadav-led Samajwadi Janata Dal merges with JD(U)". The Economic Times. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
- ^ "Smaller Bihar parties flock to Nitish". Hindustan Times. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
- 1953 births
- Living people
- People from Bihar
- India MPs 2004–2009
- Janata Dal (United) politicians
- Janata Party politicians
- Lok Dal politicians
- Janata Dal politicians
- Rashtriya Janata Dal politicians
- Hindustani Awam Morcha politicians
- Indian National Congress politicians
- Samajwadi Party politicians
- Lok Sabha members from Bihar
- India MPs 1989–1991
- India MPs 1991–1996
- India MPs 1996–1997
- India MPs 1999–2004
- Members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly
- Members of the Bihar Legislative Council
- Commerce and Industry Ministers of India
- Bihar politician stubs