Stalwart regional leader Sharad Yadav passes away at 75


Former Union Minister and stalwart leader of passed away late Thursday evening. His daughter confirmed the news via Facebook post. He was 75.

Yadav was the member regional party of from its formation in 2003 to 2016. He was expelled from the JD(U) for anti-party activities. He was also the member of (RJD).

From 1999 to 2004, he severed in the Democratic Alliance-led government as Minister of Civil Aviation, Minster of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

In the 1999 Lok Sabha elections, Yadav contested on the ticket of JD(U) from Madhepura Parliamentary Constituency and defeated Lalu Prasad Yadav.

He was elected to the Lok Sabha seven times, with his first term being in 1974. Yadav was elected to the Rajya Sabha three times. He contested elections from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and .

was born on 1 July 1947 in Babai, Hoshangabad district, in today’s Madhya Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolence via tweet. “Pained by the passing away of Shri Sharad Yadav Ji. In his long years in public life, he distinguished himself as MP and Minister. He was greatly inspired by Dr. Lohia’s ideals.

I will always cherish our interactions. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Misa Bharti too condoled the demise of Yadav.


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