Ram Govind Chaudhary (born 9 July 1953) is one of the prominent socialist leader of India who currently serves as Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly since 2017. He was in charge of Basic Education and Child Nutrition and Development Ministries in previous Samajwadi Party Government of Uttar Pradesh led by Akhilesh Yadav. He is Member of Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from the Bansdih assembly seat, Ballia.
He had closely worked with Jayaprakash Narayan and Chandra Shekhar. He is one of the close associate of Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Early life and education
Chaudhary was born on 9 July 1953 in Gosaipur, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh to Dwarika Choudhary. In 1974, he got Bachelor of Arts degree from Gorakhpur University, and in 1982, he received a degree in LLB from Lucknow University.
Chaudhary has MLA for eight terms. 1977 to 1992 he represented Chilkahar constituency in Ballia of Uttar Pradesh. Since 2002, he represented Bansdih (Assembly constituency) in Ballia as a member of Samajwadi Party. He was also Minister of Horticulture and Food Processing in Mulayam Singh Yadav cabinet (1990-91) and Minister of Child Development and Nutrition, Basic Education in Mulayam Singh Yadav cabinet (2003-07) and Akhilesh Yadav cabinet (2012-17).
Since March 2017, he serve Leader of opposition in Seventeenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh as a leader of Samajwadi Party.
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217