Tejashwi Yadav: Education, Political Career, Corruption Case

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav (born 10 November 1989) is an Indian politician. He was the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, in Nitish Kumar government for one and a half years. He is the current leader of opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly and the youngest opposition leader in the country.

Tejashwi Yadav Personal Details


Key Description:

Leader of the Opposition: Bihar Legislative Assembly (From 28 July 2017 to Present)

Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar

Preceded By: Dr. Prem Kumar

Designation: 4th Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (20 November 2015 – 26 July 2017)

Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar

Member of: Bihar Legislative Assembly for Raghopur (1 December 2015 to Present)

Personal Details:

  • Full Name: Tejashwi Prasad Yadav
  • Born: 9 November 1989 (age 30), Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • Nationality: India
  • Political Party: Rashtriya Janata Dal
  • Relations: Tej Pratap Yadav (sibling), Misa Bharti (sibling), Rajlaxmi Yadav (sibling), Tej Pratap Singh Yadav (brother-in-law)
  • Parents: Lalu Prasad Yadav (father), Rabri Devi (mother)

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter


Tejashwi Yadav Personal Life

Tejashwi is son of the former chief ministers of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi. Besides being former CMs, his parents have also been Leaders of Opposition. He studied up to ninth grade , and then dropped out of school without completing his primary education, to pursue his career in cricket for which he has been criticized for by opponents.


Tejashwi Yadav Corruption Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case of corruption against Tejashwi Yadav, his father Lalu Prasad, his brother Tej Pratap Yadav, his mother Rabri Devi, and several other members of the family on 5 July 2017. On 27 July, the Enforcement Directorate registered another criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2002.


Cricket Career

Prior to his entry into politics, Yadav was an amateur cricketer as middle-order batsman in one Ranji Trophy match and two limited-overs games for Jharkhand. He was also a part of the Delhi Daredevils for its 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Indian Premier League seasons.


Tejashwi Yadav Political Career

He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Raghopur constituency as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2015. He served as the deputy Chief Minister for the state of Bihar between Nov 2015 and July 2017. His elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav was also a minister in the Bihar government.