Shivanand Tiwari

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Shivanand Tiwari
Constituency Rajya Sabha elected from JD(U)
Former MP
In office
Cabinet Minister for Excise and Prohibition Government of Bihar
In office
Personal details
Born Ramdihra, Bhojpur, Bihar, India
Political party Rashtriya Janata Dal
Spouse(s) Bimla Tiwary
Children Four(Two Daughter and Two Son)
Residence Patna

Shivanand Tiwari (born 1943) [1] is a prominent politician from Bhojpur district, Bihar who was a member and an officer of the Janata Dal (United) (JD (U)) political party, which he represented in the Rajya Sabha. First he was a prominent leader and spokesperson of Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal party. Later he was the General Secretary and spokesman for the JD (U). [2] On 27 February 2014 he was denied renomination to Rajya Sabha, and expelled from the Nitish's Janata faction along with four other Lok Sabha members of the party. [3] After his stint with Nitish's Janata Dal (U), he re-joined Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD.

Bihar State in Eastern India

Bihar is an Indian state considered to be a part of eastern, northern, and north-central India. It is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east. Three main regions converge in the state: Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur.

Janata Dal (United) political party of India, established 2003

Janata Dal (United) is a centre-left Indian political party with political presence mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand. The Janata Dal (United) was formed with the merger of the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal, the Lokshakti Party and the Samta Party on 30 October 2003. Janata Dal (United)'s party mentor and patron is the veteran socialist leader George Fernandes. JD(U) is currently a part of BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Rajya Sabha upper house of the Parliament of India

The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Membership of Rajya Sabha is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of 250 members, and current laws have provision for 245 members. Most of the members of the House are indirectly elected by the members of state and territorial legislatures using single transferable votes, while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with a third of the members up for election every two years.

Posts held

As of April 2012, Tiwari has held the following posts: [1]

Bihar Legislative Assembly

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  2. "General Secretaries". Janata Dal (United). Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. "News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-27.