Sharad Yadav’s entry into politics was also like a dramatic event.
He became active in politics after being greatly influenced by socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia.
He was among those leaders who played an important role in implementing the recommendations of the Mandal Commission.
New Delhi. Sharad Yadav, a 7-time Lok Sabha and 4-time Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister, passed away on Thursday. After his death, many big leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences. Sharad Yadav’s health was not going well for some time. Sharad Yadav’s entry into politics was also like a dramatic incident. In 1974, the JP movement against the Indira Gandhi government had begun to spread and a storm was taking shape in the Hindi-speaking states. Then the Congress MP from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh died suddenly and Jayaprakash Narayan decided to field a young student as the candidate of the United Opposition against the Congress in the by-election. Sharad Yadav, 27, created history by defeating the Congress candidate as well as humiliating Indira Gandhi. After this he never looked back.
In the next five decades, Sharad Yadav emerged as the champion of socialist and backward caste politics. Born on July 1, 1947 at Babai in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, Sharad Yadav obtained gold medal in engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. Influenced by socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, he soon became active in youth politics. He participated in many mass movements and was arrested under MISA in the 1970s. Later he was among the leaders who played an important role in implementing the recommendations of the Mandal Commission.
Former JDU President Sharad Yadav passed away, breathed his last at the age of 75
Bihar was his political home. In fact, he was one of the few people who played an important role in making Lalu Prasad the Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990. The then Prime Minister VP Singh had almost decided to make Ram Sundar Das the Chief Minister of Bihar. Sharad Yadav had convinced the then Deputy PM Chaudhary Devi Lal to hold elections among the CM candidates of the Janata Dal. Sharad Yadav, who came forward from grassroots politics, always liked to wear dhoti and kurta. He was one of those mass leaders born out of the Emergency, who carved a niche for himself in national politics by being a staunch non-Congressist.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 13, 2023, 05:55 IST