Baidyanath Prasad Mahto

Baidyanath Prasad Mahto (2 June 1947 – 28 February 2020) was an Indian Politician and a Member of Indian Parliament to the 15th and 17th Lok Sabha.[2] He won the 2009 and 2019 Indian general election from ValmikiNagar constituency being a Janata Dal United candidate. [3] [4] He was earlier elected three times to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Nautan. He was also Minister Of Rural Development Department From 2005 to 2008 in Bihar Government.[5]

Baidyanath Prasad Mahto[1]
Former Deputy-Leader of Janata Dal (United) in Lok Sabha
In office
23 May 2019 – 28 February 2020
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Vice PresidentVenkaiah Naidu
Preceded bySatish Chandra Dubey
Succeeded bySunil Kumar
Ministry of Rural Development Department Bihar Government
In office
October 2005 – August 2008
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Member, Committee of chemical and fertilizer Indian Government
In office
August 2009 – May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Member, Committee of papers Laid on Tables Indian Government
In office
September 2009 – May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Member, Committee of Rural Development Indian Government
In office
18 August 2019 – 28 February 2020
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2019 – 28 February 2020
Preceded bySatish Chandra Dubey
ConstituencyValmiki Nagar
In office
Preceded byconstituency established
Succeeded bySatish Chandra Dubey
ConstituencyValmiki Nagar
Personal details
Born(1947-06-02)June 2, 1947
pakadiya, bahoranpur, panchayat-pakadiya, Block- Nautan, West Champaran, India
DiedFebruary 28, 2020(2020-02-28) (aged 72)
New Delhi
Political partyJanata Dal (United)Janata Dal (United) Flag.svg
Spouse(s)Sudama Devi
Children4 (Sunil Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Kumar and Sunita Bharti)


Baidyanath Prasad Mahto was Branch Manager, in National Co-operative Bank, Bettiah (Bihar) in the years 1992-95 and after that he resigned from bank manager post and became active in party politics. He also fought and lost MLA election in 1995 as Samta Party candidate and finished with second position from Nautan. After that he contested elections again in 2000 as Samta Party candidate and won from Nautan (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[6] Following the death of Baidyanath Prasad Mahto without completing his term as Member of Parliament, his son Sunil Kumar won the By-election conducted to fill the vacancy on Valmikinagar seat in 2020 on Janata Dal (United) ticket. He defeated Pravesh Kumar Mishra of Congress.[7]

Political careerEdit

  • 1995: SAP Candidate From Nautan (lost, 2nd Position)
  • 2000: SAP Candidate From Nautan (Won First Time as MLA)
  • 2005 (February and October): JDU Candidate From Nautan (Won 2nd and 3rd Time as MLA)
  • 2005–2008: Rural Development Minister, Bihar
  • 2009–2014: MP Valmikinagar as JDU Candidate
  • Chief Whip (Jdu Lok Sabha) MP Valmikinagar
  • Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Member, Committee on Papers Laid on Table
  • 2014: Lost MP election
  • 2019: Deputy leader JDU Lok Sabha MP Valmkinagar Member, Rural Department[8][9]


  1. ^ "Baidyanath Prasad Mahto". Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ "JDU सांसद बैद्यनाथ प्रसाद महतो का निधन, राजकीय सम्मान के साथ होगा अंतिम संस्कार". Aajtak. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ "बिहार के Jdu सांसद बैद्यनाथ प्रसाद महतो का निधन, नीतीश बोले- हमने जुझारू नेता खो दिया".
  4. ^ "Baidyanath Prasad Mahto(Janata Dal (United)(JD(U))):Constituency- VALMIKI NAGAR(BIHAR) – Affidavit Information of Candidate". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  5. ^ "बिहार NDA उम्मीदवारों की लिस्ट: 39 उम्मीदवारों के नाम का ऐलान, बेगूसराय से चुनाव लडे़ंगे गिरिराज सिंह". (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "BAIDYANATH PRASAD MAHTO". Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha By-election Result 2020: Sunil Kumar of JDU wins, beats Congress by over 22,000 votes". IndiaToday. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Baidyanath Prasad Mahto". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Baidyanath Prasad". Oneindia. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Constituency did not exist
Member of Parliament
for Valmiki Nagar

2009 – 2014
Succeeded by
Satish Chandra Dubey
Preceded by
Satish Chandra Dubey
Member of Parliament
for Valmiki Nagar

2019 – 2020
Succeeded by
Sunil Kumar

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