Akhilesh Singh Yadav was born on 1st July, 1973 in Saifai, Distt. Etawah (Uttar Pradesh). He is a young dynamic Yadav “Chief Minister” of Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav. He first elected to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj in a by election in 2000. He retained his seat in the 2004 and 2009 general elections. Akhilesh Yadav received Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore affiliated to University of Mysore. He held the following positions: Elected to 13th Lok Sabha (elected in bye-election) (2000), Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution, Member, Committee on Ethics (2000-2001), Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests (2002-2004), Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2004) , Member, Committee on Estimates, Member, Committee on Provision of Computers for MPs, Offices of Parties, Officers of Lok Sabha Secretariat, Member, Committee on Urban Development, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests (5 Aug. 2007 onwards). Re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 & resigned form Lok Sabha in 2012. He took the charge as ‘Chief Minister of UP’ on 15th March, 2012.
Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav (1918-1993) was a leader known for his self-less public service, social commitment and organizational abilities. He played an important role in the Individual Satyagraha Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1940 and was among the leaders of the underground activities in Delhi during the Quit India movement. He was imprisoned many times during the freedom struggle. In the post-independence era, he served as Minister in charge of Planning and Development as well as the first Chief Minister of Delhi from 1952-55. His stints in the Parliament twice won him acclamation as an able parliamentarian. He also made noteworthy contributions as the Union Cabinet Minister for Food, Agriculture, Irrigation and Cooperatives. The cause of depressed sections of the society, rural development and empowerment of the weaker sections were issues which were very close to the heart of Chaudhary Brahm Prakash. He was quick to realise the potential of cooperative societies in mitigating the hardships of the village folks. As early as in 1945, he started organising village and agriculture cooperatives. He was also a proponent of the Panchayati Raj institutions. He organised the National Union of Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities in 1977 to work for the welfare of these weaker sections.
Lalu Prasad Yadav is a renouned politician from Bihar. He was the Minister of Railways from 2004 to 2009 in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, and the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. He is a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from the Saran constituency in Bihar. He is famous for his charismatic leadership and mass appeal. He served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990 to 1997. Lalu Prasad Yadav was born in Phulwaria, in the Gopalganj district of Bihar. His father’s name was Kundan Rai and his mother’s name, Marachhiya Devi. He is a lawyer by proffesion. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) and a Masters in Political Science from B. N. College, Patna, Patna University. He turned down Patna University’s Honorary Doctorate in 2004. Lalu Prasad Yadav had his schooling, from 1st standard to 7th standard, at Bihar Military Police No-5 middle school. He married Rabri Devi on June 1, 1973. They have two sons and seven daughters. Lalu Prasad Yadav entered politics as General Secretary of the Patna University Students’ Union in 1970. He led the student movement inspired by Jai Prakash Narayan, Raj Narain, Karpoori Thakur and Satyendra Narayan Sinha. The former Chief Minister of Bihar and the then President of Bihar State Janata Party, Satyendra Narayan Sinha supported him as a candidate for the Lok Sabha and campaigned for him. He was elected as a member of the 9th Lok Sabha on a Janata Party ticket at the age 29, becoming one of the youngest member of the Indian Parliament at the time. He formed the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in 1997, after breaking away from the Janata Dal.
Rabri Devi (born 1959) served three terms as the Chief Minister, of Bihar, as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, between 1997 and 2005. She is the wife of the renouned politician Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar and former Railway Minister of India. She had no prior experience in politics. The move fitted well with the needs of the government in power at the time as Lalu Prasad Yadav had to quit as C.M. after the infamous Fodder scam was revealed, but he managed to be in total control of affairs by giving his wife the coveted post of the head of the state government. It was alleged that he continued to act and administer as a de facto chief minister with his wife being a ceremonial head. She became the first woman chief minister of Bihar on 25 July 1997. Her first term ended on 12 February 1999, when the state was briefly under president’s rule. Her second term from 9 March 1999 to 3 March 2000. Her third (and longest) term began on 11 March 2000, and ended in 2005, when her party suffered great losses in state elections. In 2010 assembly election she lost from both of her constituencies (Raghopur and Sonpur). Rabri Devi married Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1973 at the age of 14. She has two sons and seven daughters.
Rao Birender Singh was born on 20 February, 1921 at Nangal Pathani, district Rewari. He was popularly known as Rao Saheb. After graduating from St. Stephen’s College (1942), he joined the Indian Army as an officer and served there for five years (1942-1947). The year 1945 was a crucial turning point in the life of Capt. Rao. Rani Nihal Kaur, widow of Rao Balbir Singh, the scion of the erstwhile ruling house of the Raos of Rewari adopted him. He was now master of enviable inheritance: pelf of his great grandfather Rao Tula Ram’s martyrdom, prestige of his grandfather Rao Yudhishter Singh’s social service, and power of his father Rao Balbir Singh’s politics. Soon after leaving the Army, Rao Sahib took to politics. He formed his own political outfit, Kisan-Mazdoor Party in 1951 to pursue his new ‘calling’. His’ first bid to enter the Punjab Legislature (1952) was not successful. But a sapient and quick learner, he succeeded to reach it (Punjab Legislative Council) quite easily in 1954. Two years later, he dismantled his party and joined Congress to become a deputy minister in the Pratap Singh Kairon ministry (April 1956). After a couple of months, he became a full-fledged cabinet minister. The during China war Chief Minister Kairon made him defence advisor to the Punjab Government. Punjab was bifurcated and Haryana was born on November 1, 1966. There was election to the Haryana Assembly in 1967. Rao Sahib successfully contested the election and reached the Assembly. However, on differences with Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, the then Chief Minister, he left the Congress and downed his ministry. He formed the Samyukta Vidhayak Dal (SVD) with other senior Haryana leaders and became first speaker (13 March, 1967) and then Chief Minister of the State (24 March to November 2, 1967). On the dissolution of the SVD, he formed his own organization, Vishal Haryana Party (in 1967) and carried out his political activities under it’s banner. He and some of his partymen won the 1968 election to the Haryana Assembly and occupied good space in the House. In 1970’s, he moved to the central politics after successfully contesting the Lok Sahba Elections in 1971 (VHP). But on Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s initiative, he merged his Vishal Haryana Party with the Congress (1978). Soon after, he fought two successful elections to the Lok Sabha, in 1980 and 1984, as a Congressman. He occupied an important position in Mrs. Gandhi’s cabinet, (1980-1984) twice, but for a brief period. While in the government, Rao Sahib served the poor to the best of his ability. He helped his State (Haryana) secure adequate Central funds for it’s development. As the Union irrigation minister, he got the historic Ravi-Beas Link Canal agreement signed on 31 December, 1981 by the chief ministers of the concerned States—Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan— for the good of the water deficit regions. A sense of uneasiness, somehow, came to have its grip over Rao Sahib during the second term in the Rajiv ministry. To get over the ‘feeling’, he left the ministry as well as Congress to try a new outfit – Janata Dal. He successfully contested the 1989 election to the Lok Sabha and became minister in the shortlived Chandra Shekhar Government (1990-91). Rao Birender Singh had inherited love and affection for the All India Yadav Mahasabha from his ancestors. His father, Rao Balbir Singh, was one of the founder of the Mahasabha. Rao Sahib also spared, understandably, no pains to strengthen and popularise the Mahasabha in its earlier days. In recognition to his services to the Mahasabha and the Yadav community, Rao Sahib got the highest honour of becoming the president of the Mahasabha five times in the year 1957, 1959, 1965, 1966 & 1967. In 1967 Rao Sahib wanted to be the permanent President of AIYM, but the AIYM leaders refused his proposal. Then he tried to form a parallel National Yadav Organisation, which was ultimately formed in 1973. The name of the organisation was "Barat Yadav Mahasabha" & he was the permanent president of it. The organisation was not at all populerised amongest the Yadavs. After the expiry of the term of the Ninth Lok Sahba (13 March 1991), Rao Sahib took practically sanyas from active politics. He looked after his educational institutions and other social outfits. At the age of eightyeight he died on 30 September, 2009.
Babulal Gaur (born June 2, 1930) is a current cabinet minister in BJP ministry of Madhya Pradesh and a former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He was born in a Yadav family in a village in Uttar Pradesh. He served as chief minister from August 23, 2004 following the resignation of Uma Bharti. He stepped down in November 2005 when Shivraj Singh Chauhan was elected the Chief Minister by the Members of Legislative Assembly. Gaur is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
B. P. Mandal the third son of Zaminder Rasbeharilal Mondal was born on 25th August, 1918 in Banaras. He was brought up in the village of Murho, in the Madhepura District (formerly Saharsa District) of northern Bihar. Mandal received his early education in Madhepura and he attended Raj High School in Darbhanga. He studied at Patna College worked as an Honorary Magistrate from 1945 to 1951. He was a lawyear by proffession. His political career began with the Indian National Congress and elected in the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1952 but he joined the Janata Party after the Emergency Period. Later on in his political career, Mandal gravitated toward socialist political ideas and eventually joined the Samyukta Socialist Party. B. P. Mandal was a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for the state of Bihar from 1967 to 1970 and 1977 to 1979. He was also the Chief Minister of Bihar in 1968. In December 1978, Prime Minister Morarji Desai appointed a five member civil rights commission under the chairmanship of Mandal. The commission’s report was completed in 1980 and recommended that a significant proportion of all government and educational places be reserved for applicants from the Other Backward Classes. The commission’s report was tabled indefinitely by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. A decade later, Prime Minister V. P. Singh implemented the recommendations of the Mandal Commission Report. He was a man with great foresight. He worked for the upliftment of the poor & oppressed class. He was a great advocate of social justice. His greatest contribution to the cause of social justice is "The Mondal Commission Report". He is rightly called the Messiah of Backwards. He died on 13th April, 1982, leaving behind his wife Sita Mandal & five sons two daughters.
Was born on 2nd September 1926 in a village named Bajhiya under Saran district. His father Kumiya Ray was a middle class cultivator. From his village primary school he stood first in Britty examination from tiruhut centre in 1937. In 1942 he passed Matrick from Parsa High School and took part in the Gandhian non-cooperation movement. He was arrested and sent to the jail. Released from jail passed I A from Rajendra Collage in 1944 and graduated with economics honours from T N J Collage in 1946. He was elected first M L A in Bihar legislative assemble from Parsa constituency in 1952. From the same constituency he was elected five times. He was Panchayat minister from 1955 to 1961, Labour welfare minister from 1961 to 1963 and Finance minister for few years. He was elected chief minister of Bihar in January 1970. He was on the chair from 15th January 1970 to December 1970.
Sughar Singh & Murti Debi’s Son Mulayam Singh Yadav born was on November 22, 1939 in Uttar Pradesh. He is M.A, and B.T. from Jain Inter College, Mainpuri, Agra University, Uttar Pradesh. He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1989-1991, 1993-1995, 2003-2008 and the Defence Minister of India. He first became a state minister in 1977 and in 1980, he became the president of the Lok Dal (People’s Party) in Uttar Pradesh. Later the Lok Dal marged with Janata Dal (People’s Party). In 1982, he was elected leader of the opposition in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council. Now he is the chief of the "Samajbadi Party" & member of the parliament (Lok Sabha) but he was also the MP in 1996-98, 1998-99, 1999-2004 from Uttar Pradesh.
Ram Naresh Yadav (Azamgarh), is the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was from Janata Party & later he joined the Congress. He was born on 1 July 1928 in Andhipur village at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. His father was a teacher. He was a successful lawyer in Azamgarh court. An ardent follower of socialist leader Raj Narain, he was interested in social work and joined politics. He entered the Lok Sabha in 1977. He took the chair of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1977 and remained Chief Minister from 23 June 1977 to 28 February 1979. In 2004 Lok Sabha elections he contested from Azamgarh on Indian National Congress (INC) ticket. He is now the Governor of Madhya Pradesh (from 2011).
Siddaramana Hundi was born 12 August 1948 in a remote village in Varuna Hobli of Mysore District, he come off from a poor farmer’s family. Contesting on Bharatiya Lok Dal ticket, he entered the 7th Karnataka Legislative Assembly as its member during 1983 from Chamundeshwari Constituency in Mysore District. Later he joined the ruling Janata Party Government. He became the first president of Kannada Watchdog Committee (Kannada Kavalu Samiti) set up to supervise the implementation of Kannada as official language. During the Mid-term poll in 1985, he was re-elected from the same constituency for the 8th Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He became Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services. He was elected again in the 1994 General Elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the same Constituency. This time he became Minister for Finance. Now Siddaramaiah has joined the Congress Party after breaking away from the JD(S). He won from Chamundeshwari Constituency bye poll. In 2008 state Assembly poll, he contested from Varuna Constituency and elected in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. From 2008, he was the leader of the opposition in the Karnataka state legislative assembly & previously he was the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Subhash Yadav became the Deputy chief minister for two terms in Madhya Pradesh from Indian National Congress. He belonged to the reputed Yadav family of Khargone. He was the Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in 1980-1984, 1984-1989 from Madhya Pradesh.