Samrat Choudhary Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Samrat Choudhary is an Indian politician. In January 2024, he took charge as the deputy chief minister of Bihar along with Vijay Kumar Sinha under the Nitish Kumar government. He is the president of the Bhartiya Janata Party in Bihar.

Wiki/Biography

Samrat Choudhary was born on Saturday, 16 November 1968 (age 55 years; as of 2023) in Lakhanpur, Bihar. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He has completed a Doctor of LITT degree from California Public University, USA. He then completed a PFC course at Kamraj University, Tamil Nadu.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Samrat Choudhary's physical appearence

Family

Parents & Siblings

Samrat Choudhary’s father, Shakuni Choudhary, is an army man turned politician who has served as an MP and a MLA and is also a founding member of the Samata Party. His mother, Parvati Devi, is an Indian politician who served as an MLA from the Tarapur constituency of Bihar.

Wife & Children

Samrat Choudhary is married to Mamta Kumari who is an advocate. The couple is blessed with two children, a son, and a daughter.

Religion

Samrat Choudhary follows Hinduism.

Caste

Samrat Choudhary is an OBC representative for the BJP and is a member of the Koeri caste. In Bihar, the Kushwaha caste is the second largest OBC group after the Yadavs.

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Address

43, Harding Road, Patna, Bihar

Signature

Samrat's signature

Career

Ministries held

In 1990, Samrat Choudhary entered active politics and later he was sworn in as the Minister of Agriculture in the Bihar government on 19 May 1999 under the Rabri Devi government. In 1999, he also served as the Minister of Metrology and Horticulture. On 2 June 2014, he was appointed as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Department in the Jitan Ram Manjhi government. In 2021, Samrat was appointed as a Panchayati Raj minister in Nitish Kumar‘s expanded cabinet on the basis of BJP quota.

Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly

In 2000, he was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Parbatta constituency on a ticket of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party. In 2010, he contested the Bihar Legislative Assembly elections from the Parbatta constituency on a ticket of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party and defeated his nearest rival Ramanand Prasad Singh by 808 votes.

Party Positions held

In 2010, he was appointed as the Chief Whip of the opposition party in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. In 2018, he was appointed as the vice president of the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2020, he was one of the lead campaigners for the National Democratic Alliance during the Bihar Assembly election. On 24 August 2022, he preceded Rabri Devi to take charge as the leader of the opposition in the Bihar Legislative Council. In March 2023, Chaudhary succeeded Sanjay Jaiswal as president of the Bihar unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party. According to political analysts, the party leadership took this action to build a strong base among the Kushwaha voters, the people belonging to the Koeri caste, who were the second-largest caste group in the state after the Yadavs and dominated many of Bihar’s districts.

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Member of Bihar Legislative Council

In May 2014, he was appointed as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council by the then-governor of Bihar, D. Y. Patil. On 29 June 2020, he was elected as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council by the members of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.

Deputy Chief Minister

On 28 January 2024, Samrat Choudhary along with Vijay Kumar Sinha took charge as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.

Controversies

Charges under IPC

Samrat has been charged under 2 sections of IPC, IPC Section-171F which is a charge related to undue influence or personation at an election, and IPC Section-188 which is a charge related to disobedience to order duty promulgated by a public servant.

Assets/Properties

Movable Assets

Cash: Rs. 1,50,000

Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 7,74,606

Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 10,40,000

Jewellery: Rs. 6,00,000

Immovable Assets

Agricultural Land: Rs. 86,11,408

Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 4,87,44,744

Commercial Buildings: Rs. 85,00,000

Note: The given estimates are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).

Net Worth

Samrat Choudhary’s net worth as of the year 2019 is approximately Rs 8 crores.

Facts/Trivia

  • Samrat Choudhary remained associated with the Rashtriya Janata Dal party up till 2014, and later became a part of a rebel faction. In 2014, he joined the JD(U) which was then headed by Jitan Ram Manjhi. Three years later i.e. in 2017, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Samrat Choudhary has been seen wearing a saffron turban since September 2022. Initially, he started wearing the turban as a mark of grief after his mother Parvati Devi died due to an illness, but sometime later it took a political form. In 2023, after Nitish Kumar broke away from the BJP to form a new government with the backing of the Grand Alliance, Choudhary vowed to wear the turban until Nitish was removed from the chief minister’s position. In an interview, Samrat talked about a conversation he had with Nitish and told about what he said to Nitish on being asked why he wears a turban regularly,

    I told him (CM) I have taken a vow to remove him from the throne and the ‘pagadi’ (turban) will get removed the day you are dethroned. I said I also seek your blessing for fulfilling my wish.”

  • In his leisure time, he enjoys playing cricket. He serves as the vice president of the Bihar Cricket Association in addition to being president of the Bihar Cricket Association. He has also supported and promoted a number of state-wide athletic and cultural events.
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