LUCKNOW: Sworn in as a Union minister for the first time on Wednesday, five-time Lok Sabha MP Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma hails from a small place in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav (63) had become an MLA in 1991.
Chaudhary got elected to the Lok Sabha five times--in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2014 and 2019--from the Jalaun constituency. In 2001, he became vice-president of the Uttar Pradesh BJP's SC Morcha and a decade later, he became its president.
As an MP, he was a member of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.