Tarkishore Prasad is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one of the two deputy CMs of Bihar. He has been elected as the MLA from Katihar constituency of Bihar for four successive terms (2005-2020).
Tarkishore was born in 1956 (age 64 years; as of 2020) in Talkhua village in Bihar’s Saharsa district. His full name is Tarkishore Prasad Bhagat. Prasad completed matriculation from High School Katihar in 1970, and then intermediate education from Darshan Sah College, Katihar. My Neta Since his younger days, Tarkishore Prasad has been a member of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
With the passage of time, he used the RSS ladder to climb into politics.
Family & Caste
Tarkishore Prasad belongs to the Kalwar caste of the Vaishya community. The Financial Express
Parents & Siblings
His father, Ganga Prasad Bhagat, ran a small-scale textile business in Saharsa.
Tarkishore won his first election by a slim margin of 165 votes from Katihar constituency in the 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. Since then, he has retained the seat for four consecutive assembly election. In the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, he won from Katihar seat after defeating RJD’s Ram Prakash Mahato by a considerable margin. After the victory in the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, the NDA government in Bihar appointed him and Renu Devi as the two deputy CMs of Bihar. has allotted him the finance, commercial tax, environment, forest and disaster management, urban development, and information technology departments in Bihar government. He is also the leader of BJP’s legislature party in Bihar.
Mohalla – Mirchaibari, P.O. – Katihar, District – Katihar, Bihar
As of 2020, he has a net worth of INR 1.9 crores. My Neta
- Tarkishore Prasad has a criminal case of “undue influence or personation at an election” registered against him; however, he has not been convicted under the charges framed against him. My Neta
- According to the election affidavit submitted to the election commission by Tarkishore Prasad, apart from being a politician, he is also a farmer and a businessperson by profession. My Neta
- Tarkishore Prasad once fumbled while taking PM Narendra Modi‘s name while giving a press byte. The video went viral on the internet. As a result, he was tolled by the opposition and netizens on social media platforms.
This is BJP’s Tarkishore Prasad, deputy CM, who will rule Bihar for the next 5 years.pic.twitter.com/XBCeyuXonl
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