Wife: Meena Devi
Age: 64 Years
Hometown: Rampur, Gaya
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Political Party||• Lok Dal Party (1981-1997)
• Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) (joined in 1997)
|Political Journey||• Surendra Prasad Yadav first met Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1981 and joined the Lok Dal Party.
• He later became a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party after its formation in 1997.
• In 1985, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Jehanabad seat but did not win.
• From 1990 onwards, he contested Bihar Legislative Elections from the Belaganj seat and won for seven consecutive terms.
• He contested the Lok Sabha elections again in 1998 from the Jehanabad constituency and emerged as the winner.
• He faced defeat when he ran for the same Lok Sabha seat in subsequent elections.
• He has held important portfolios in the Bihar cabinet, including the Industrial Ministry, Excise Ministry, and Cooperative Ministry.
• He has also served as a member of various committees, such as the Advisory Committee of the Coal Ministry, Standing Committee of the Industry Ministry of India, Library Committee of Bihar, Housing Committee of Bihar, and Request Committee of Bihar.
|Date of Birth||2 January 1959 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||64 Years|
|Birthplace||Chiraiya village, Rampur block, Gaya district, Bihar, India|
|College/University||Magadh University, Bodh Gaya|
|Educational Qualification||Post graduate MyNeta|
|Controversies||Police cases MyNeta
• Two charges under IPC Section-307 related to Attempt to murder.
• One charge under IPC Section-171C, related to undue influence at elections.
• One charge under IPC Section-171F, related to punishment for undue influence or personation at an election.
• One charge under IPC Section-506, related to punishment for criminal intimidation.
• One charge under IPC Section-324, related to voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
• One charge under IPC Section-326, related to voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
• One charge under IPC Section-171G, related to false statement in connection with an election.
• Four charges under IPC Section-188, related to disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant.
• Two charges under IPC Section-323, related to punishment for voluntarily causing hurt.
• Two charges under IPC Section-120B, related to punishment for criminal conspiracy.
• Two charges under IPC Section-147, related to punishment for rioting.
• Two charges under IPC Section-149, related to every member of an unlawful assembly being guilty of an offense committed in prosecution of the common object.
• One charge under IPC Section-504, related to intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.
• One charge under IPC Section-385, related to putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion.
• One charge under IPC Section-341, related to punishment for wrongful restraint.
• One charge under IPC Section-34, related to acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.
• One charge under IPC Section-269, related to a negligent act likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life.
• One charge under IPC Section-270, related to a malignant act likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life.
• One charge under IPC Section-350, related to criminal force.
• One charge under IPC Section-120, related to concealing design to commit an offense punishable with imprisonment.
• One charge under IPC Section-345, related to wrongful confinement of a person for whose liberation a writ has been issued.
• One charge under IPC Section-228A, related to disclosure of the identity of the victim of certain offenses.
• One charge under IPC Section-353, related to assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty.
• One charge under IPC Section-148, related to rioting, armed with a deadly weapon.
• One charge under IPC Section-447, related to punishment for criminal trespass.
Ripping Women Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha India Today
On 20 July 1998, when Jadav Lal Nath was serving as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha representing the Jehanabad constituency, a controversial incident took place. During a session of the Lok Sabha, he snatched a copy of the women reservation bill from the then Law Minister M. Thambi Durai and proceeded to tear it up. He further went to the speaker's table and threw the copies of the bill into the air. This action caused a significant disruption in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha and left a lasting stain on its history. As a consequence, Yadav faced consequences in his political career, and he was unable to secure victory in subsequent Lok Sabha elections. In April 2023, while delivering a speech on Ambedkar Jayanti, Yadav made a claim that he had a dream where B. R. Ambedkar appeared to him and instructed him to prevent the bill from being passed. According to his statement, it was this dream that led him to tear the bill during the Lok Sabha session. He said,
"Baba Saheb appeared in my dream and told me to stop the original Constitution from being tampered with. I followed his orders and tore the bill’s copy." The Times of India
Assaulting his rivals The Telegraph Rediff
Yadav has faced allegations of physically assaulting his political rivals on multiple occasions. In 1991, he was accused of beating up Jai Kumar Palit, a former MLA of Congress. The incident occurred when Palit was campaigning for Jeetan Ram Manjhi, who was a former Chief Minister of Bihar and a candidate from the Congress party at that time. Another incident took place in 2002 when allegations arose that Nath had kidnapped Atul Prakash Sinha and held him hostage at his residence for two days. It was further claimed that during this period, Yadav subjected Sinha to severe physical assault.
Forcing rape victim to show her face Outlook
On 14 June 2018, a distressing incident took place near Sondiha village under Konch police station, where a woman and her 15-year-old daughter were subjected to sexual assault by a group of individuals. The following day, on 15 June 2018, while the police were accompanying the teenage victim to the hospital for a medical examination, a group of RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) supporters, led by Yadav, intercepted the vehicle. They coerced the victim into recounting her traumatic experience and even took photographs and videos of her ordeal. In response to this disturbing incident, the police filed a case against Yadav and other individuals involved, under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
Statement against Agniveer policy The Times of India Hindustan
In February 2023, Yadav made highly controversial remarks regarding the Agniveer scheme implemented in the Indian Army. He expressed concern about the potential consequences of the scheme, stating that after 8.5 years, when the current Indian Army personnel retire, India would have an Army of Eunuchs (Hijron Ki Fauj). He further commented that the male recruits selected through the Agniveer scheme might encounter difficulties in finding suitable marriage partners, as prospective families may be hesitant to give their daughters to retired men. He also requested the government to hang the individual who proposed the Agniveer scheme.
Statement against Bageshwar Dham Dainik Bhaskar Jansatta
In May 2023, prior to Pandit Dhirendra Shastri's visit to Bihar, Yadav made a controversial statement alleging that Shastri orchestrates situations where women and girls are made to dance in the name of ghosts during his shows. He questioned why the female relatives, such as sisters and mothers, of those who support Pandit Shastri do not attend his shows.
Contract killing for Rs 11 crores Aaj Tak
In July 2023, a video went viral in which Dhanwant Singh Rathore, a resident of Samastipur and the head of an organization called Kshatriya Seva Mahasangh, issued threats against Surendra Prasad Yadav and his family members. Rathore announced a reward of Rs 11 crores for anyone who would kill Yadav. He alleged that Yadav had made derogatory remarks against a female member of the Belaganj Municipal committee, leading him to put a bounty on Yadav's head. On 4 July 2023, police arrested Rathore in Patna in connection with the incident.
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Bhuneshwar Yadav (farmer, died in 2021)
Mother- Name not known
|Siblings||Brother- Sanjay Prasad Yadav (Former MLA from Godda)
|Car Collection||• Gypsy
• Ford Endeavor
• Mahindra Scorpio
|Salary (approx.)||Rs 38,93,333
Note: The income is for the financial year 2019-2020. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. MyNeta
Cash: Rs. 10,19,074
Bank Deposits: Rs. 34,19,025
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 64,08,556
Jewellery: Rs. 10,02,545
Other Assets: Rs. 75,000
Agricultural Land: Rs. 55,23,400
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 59,95,000
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 60,24,850
Residential Buildings: Rs. 2,60,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2020. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). MyNeta
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs 5.3 crores
Note: This net worth is for the financial year 2019-2020. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents. MyNeta
Some Lesser Known Facts About Surendra Prasad Yadav
- Surendra Prasad Yadav is an Indian politician associated with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He has been actively involved in politics for over thirty years and has served as both a Member of Parliament (MP) and a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). He has gained a reputation as a strongman (Bahubali), particularly in the Gaya area of Bihar.
- He has been charged with several offences in his political career; however, he has never been charged.
- He is known for his close association with Lalu Prasad Yadav, the prominent leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar, his son, Tejashwi Yadav as well as with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family.