Nityanand Rai (born as Nityanand Rai Yadav; DOB: 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. 
|Minister of State for Home Affairs|
|Assumed office |
31 May 2019
Served with G. Kishan Reddy (till 7 July 2021)
Serving with N. Pramanik and A.K Mishra
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Kiren Rijiju|
|President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Bihar|
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|
|Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly|
|Preceded by||Rajendra Rai|
|Succeeded by||Awadhesh Singh|
|Born||Nityanand Rai Yadav|
1 January 1966 Hajipur, Bihar, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Parents||Tetari Devi (mother)|
Ganga Bishun Rai (father)
|Residence||Karnpura, Vaishali, Bihar|
|Alma mater||Raj Narayan College, Hajipur, Vaishali|
|Occupation||Politician & Agriculturist|
In 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.
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