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Nityanand Rai
Shri Nityanand Rai taking charge as the Minister of State for Home Affairs, in New Delhi on June 01, 2019.jpg
Rai as the Minister of State for Home Affairs, in New Delhi, June 1, 2019.
Minister of State for Home Affairs
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Served with H. G. Ahir (2019) and
G. Kishan Reddy (2019–21)
Serving with N. Pramanik and A.K Mishra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Minister Amit Shah
Preceded by Kiren Rijiju
President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar
In office
30 November 2016 – 15 September 2019
Preceded by Mangal Pandey
Succeeded by Sanjay Jaiswal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Aswamedh Devi
Constituency Ujiarpur
Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
In office
2000–2014
Preceded by Rajendra Rai
Succeeded by Awadhesh Singh
Constituency Hajipur
Personal details
Born
Nityanand Rai Yadav

(1966-01-01) 1 January 1966 (age 56)
Hajipur, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Amita Rai
Children 1 Daughter
Parent(s) Tetari Devi (mother)
Ganga Bishun Rai (father)
Residence(s) Karnpura, Vaishali, Bihar
Education Graduate
Alma mater Raj Narayan College, Hajipur, Vaishali
Occupation Politician & Agriculturist

Nityanand Rai (born Nityanand Rai Yadav on 1 January 1966) is an Indian politician and the current Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Government of India. He was elected in the 2014 and 2019 General Election from Ujiarpur as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He had continuously represented Hajipur constituency in Bihar legislative assembly winning elections since 2000 (2000, Feb-2005, October- 2005 and 2010) till he was elected for the parliament.

Early life and education

Nityanand Rai was born on 1 January 1966. The son of a farmer, Rai has been associated with the Sangh Parivar since 1981, joining the ABVP that year as a student activist.

Career

On 23 May 2019, Rai became Minister of State for Home Affairs. Rai joined politics from his college ABVP unit. He was elected for students union President in his college. Rai in the year of 2000 Bihar Assembly election got a ticket and won from Hajipur. He won the seat four times consecutively. In the 2014 general election Rai got the ticket for Parliamentary election from the neighbouring district as his home constituency is reserve seat for SC candidates. He won the election and became a Member of Parliament from Ujiarpur. In the 2016 Bihar Vidhan sabha election BJP has tried to promote him as Yadav Face to lure declining RJD voters. He has been made BJP Bihar President and after the 2019 election, he was made State Home Minister in NDA2 Council of Ministers.

Post held

  • Member of Bihar legislative Assembly - 2000, Feb 2005, October 2005 and 2010
  • 2014 & 2019 - MP Ujiarpur constituency
  • September, 2014- August, 2018- Member of Standing committee on Agriculture
  • September, 2018-May 2019- Member of Standing committee on Commerce
  • May 2015- Member of Joint committee on Land acquisitions, rehabilitation and Right to get appropriate compensation for relocation and transparency (second amendments) Bill 2015.
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