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Rabri Devi

Rabri Devi
21st Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
11 March 2000 – 6 March 2005
Preceded by Nitish Kumar
Succeeded by President's rule
In office
9 March 1999 – 2 March 2000
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Nitish Kumar
In office
25 July 1997 – 11 February 1999
Preceded by Lalu Prasad Yadav
Succeeded by President's rule
Personal details
Born Gopalganj, Bihar
Political party RJD and Janata Parivar group
Spouse(s) Lalu Prasad Yadav
Residence Patna
Religion Hindu

Rabri Devi (born 1956) in Gopalgang, Bihar, India is a Member of the Legislative Council for Bihar Vidhan Parishad who has served three terms as the Chief Minister, of Bihar, India, as a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party, between 1997 and 2005. She is the wife of the Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister of Bihar and former Railway Minister of India. Speculation is rife that Rabri is certain to ascend into the Rajya Sabha either from Uttar Pradesh or Bihar in 2016.[1]


  • Political career 1
  • Criticism 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4

Political career

She became the first woman Chief Minister of Bihar on 25 July 1997.[2]

She contested from Saran constituency in 2014 Loksabha election but lost.[3]


The appointment of Rabri Devi as the Chief Minister of Bihar came under severe satirical criticism and stiff opposition, because she was illiterate[4][5] and had little experience or interest in politics.[6]

Personal life

Rabri Devi married Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1973[2] at the age of 17 and has nine children, seven girls and two boys.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "Rabri Devi". Hindustan Times. 7 February 2005. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Vaibhav, Aditya (2014-05-17). "Election results 2014: JD(U), RJD decimated in Bihar". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ "'I am not subordinate to Lalooji'", Rediff, February 22, 2000
  5. ^ "Profile: Laloo Prasad Yadav", BBC
  6. ^ "'My name will be there on the pages of history'", Rediff, February 23, 2000
  7. ^ Thakur, Sankarshan (March 27, 2014). "A sibling swing at succession". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-01-30. 
Preceded by
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
President's rule
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
Nitish Kumar
Preceded by
Nitish Kumar
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
President's rule
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