Samrat Choudhary (born 16 November 1968), is a former vice-president of the Bihar State of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samrat Choudhary was the Minister of Agriculture in the Government of Bihar in 1999 and Minister of Urban Development and Housing in 2014. Samrat Choudhary joined active politics in 1990 and on 19 May 1999 he took an oath as the Minister of Agriculture in the Government of Bihar. Contested elections from Vidhan Sabha constituency in 2000 and 2010 and was elected MLA. In 2010, he was made the Chief Whip of the opposition party in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. On June 2, 2014, he took an oath and took charge as a minister in the Department of Urban Development and Housing in the Government of Bihar. In 2018, he was made the vice-president of Bihar state in the Bharatiya Janata Party. At present, Shri Samrat Chaudhary is a member of the Legislative Council of the Bharatiya Janata Party and is also the Chief Patron of Ashoka and the Foundation.
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Bihar government minister Rakesh Kumar alias Samrat Chaudhary has an unbreakable relationship with Khagadia. His political land is Khagadia. He has been associated with Khagadia since the beginning of his politics. His father Shakuni Chaudhary has been the MP of Khagadia. Samrat himself has been elected twice as MLA from Parbatta Vidhan Sabha of Khagadia district. In 1998, when Shakuni Chaudhary became the MP of Khagadia from Samata Party, after that Samrat became active in active politics here. And since then till today he is constantly associated with Khagadia. Even today, Khagaria definitely reaches to congratulate the people on each and every one of their successes. Recently, when he became the Legislative Councilor last year, he had reached Khagaria after becoming a councilor. He himself has been saying – Khagadia is my land of work.
Samrat Chaudhary was elected MLA from Parbatta for the first time in the year 2000. By the way, he has always been in the news since 1990, joining active politics. He became a minister for the first time on 19 May 1999. He was made the Agriculture Minister during the reign of Lalu Prasad. But, he had to leave the ministerial post due to age-disqualification. After that he contested for the first time in 2000 from Parbatta Legislative Assembly and won. However, he had to face defeat in the subsequent elections. But, in 2010, he was again elected as MLA from RJD. In 2010, he was made the Chief Whip of the opposition party in the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
In 2014, he left RJD and joined JDU. On June 2, 2014, he was made the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Department in the Government of Bihar. Then he also became a minister in Jitan Ram Manjhi’s government. After that he joined BJP. In 2018, Bihar State Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party was made.
Last year, Samrat Chaudhary became a member of the Legislative Council from the Bharatiya Janata Party. And now he has been made a minister in the government of the state. The people of Khagaria district are happy with his becoming a minister. Now a new chapter will start in politics here.
Family, Caste, Religion, Relationship
Samrat Chaudhary was born on 16 November 1968 in the Lakhanpur village of Munger. Samrat Chaudhary belongs to kori caste and has been OBC’s face of the BJP for a long. His religion is Hinduism and he is indian politician. His mother’s name is Parvati Devi and father’s name is Shakuni Chaudhary. His native village is in Lakhanpur of Tarapur block of Munger district. Samrat’s father Shri Shakuni Choudhary, who belongs to a politician family, has been a seven-time MLA and MP. Shakuni Choudhury is an Indian politician who is a founding member of Samata Party. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Khagaria , Bihar as member of the Samata Party.
Chaudhary has been known for political defection and has remained Deputy Speaker in the Bihar assembly. He was a former loyal to the Rashtriya Janata Dal but left the party on the ground of it promoting the interest of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family. The defection happened soon after his son Samrat Chaudhary orchestrated a split in RJD by alienating thirteen MLAs to seek recognition as separate splinter group, and mother Parvati Devi has been an MLA from Tarapur.
After school life, Samrat studied PFC at Madurai Kamaraj University. Samrat married Mamta Chaudhary in 2007. This couple has two children. Pranay Priyam Choudhary and Charu Priya.
Samrat Choudhary joined active politics in 1990 and on 19 May 1999 he was sworn in as the Minister of Agriculture in the Government of Bihar. He contested from Parbatta Assembly Constituency in 2000 and 2010 and was elected MLA. In 2010, he was made the chief whip of the opposition party in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. On 2 June 2014, he was sworn in and took charge as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Department in the Government of Bihar. In 2018, he was made the vice-president of Bihar state in the Bharatiya Janata Party. Before joining BJP, he was associated with Rashtriya Janata Dal as well as Janata Dal United. In the 2020 Bihar assembly elections, he was made the star Pravachak of the National Democratic Alliance. While he was embroiled in a controversy for making a controversial statement on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s caste as an MLA.
Samrat Chaudhary was made the Minister of Panchayati Raj in Nitish Kumar’s expanded cabinet from the BJP quota in 2021. He has also served as Minister of Urban Development and Housing Health in Jitan Ram Manjhi Ministry in 2021 and Minister of Metrology and Horticulture in Rabri Devi ministry in 1999.
Samrat Choudhary’s tenure as the Minister of Panchayati Raj was a mixture of controversies and developmental steps taken by him within the jurisdiction of his ministry. He gained nationwide attention for engaging in a strong argument with Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha in 2021. The speaker was seeking answers from an MLA on a question asked about the functioning of his department, He later apologized to the Speaker for violating the decorum of the House. Under him, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj took several steps to promote better organizational set-up such as recruitment of more staff in the sanitation department as well as paving the way for the safe manufacture of dead carcasses of stray animals. Under him, the ministry also planned to take intra-department support from other industrial departments.
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Samrat Chaudhary from BJP have secured MLC seat while Sameer Kumar Singh from Congress has got a place in Bihar Legislative Council. Both are likely to be elected, given the strength of the BJP in the state assembly.
Choudhary’s candidature assumes significance due to the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.
He is a Koeri, a numerically strong backward caste in the state, and his father, Shakuni Choudhary, is a seasoned politician who has frequently changed his political affiliations.
Samrat Chaudhary, former minister of the state and youth leader of BJP, said that the faith of the people of the country is increasing in PM Narendra Modi. During the reign of four years, there has been all-round development with a clear intention. Corruption is stopped. Women power is developing rapidly in the country. By providing Mudra loan, youth have got employment opportunities.
On the occasion of Environment Day on Tuesday, after participating in plantation program near Salunachak village, former minister Samrat Chaudhary gave information by holding a press conference in English Mohalla near Vidyapeeth Chowk. He called upon the people and workers to take the schemes of the Central Government to the people.