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For three decades Ram Kripal Yadav strengthened his political ties under the patronage of RJD leader, Lalu Prasad Yadav. He contested the elections from Patna and retained the seat or three terms. Due to certain internal skirmishes within his party(RJD), he decided to sever ties and contest the elections with a BJP ticket in 2014. He defeated Misha Bharti-- the daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav-- in the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Pataliputra which was formerly known as Patna.
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Ram Kripal Yadav
Date of Birth
12 Oct 1957 (Age 61)
Place of Birth
Goriatoli, Distt. Patna (Bihar)
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Late Shri Kishori Prasad
?Late Shrimati Sudha Devi
Smt. Kiran Devi
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Goriya Toli, Station Road, Po-GPO-Patna 800001
18, Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi-110 001
In 1990, Kripal grew under the patronage of Lalu Prasad Yadav the then Chief Minister of Bihar. Ram Kripal Yadav was unfaltering in his support for the RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav. However, he quit RJD and joined BJP in 2014.
He contested and won 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Pataliputra, where he defeated RJD candidate Misa Bharti by a margin of over 25,000 votes.
He's the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Rural Development.
He contested the 16th Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate from Pataliputra and defeated Misha Bharti-- the daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav-- by a margin of 40,322 votes.
He was elected to Rajya Sabha for one term.
After facing two consecutive losses in Patna he regained the seat in 14th Lok Sabha elections and defeated his rival C.P Thakur by a margin of 38,562 votes.
He lost the Patna seat to C.P Thakur of BJP who won by a margin of 52,606 votes. He lost the following elections again to C. P Thakur in 1999.
He retained the seat and defeated S.N.Arya of BJP.
He was elected in 10th Lok Sabha in a by-election with a JD ticket in Patna constituency In Bihar.
He served as the Member, Bihar Legislative Council from 1992-1993
Yadav was the Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Patna.
Net Worth₹1.19 CRORE
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