Sworn in as a Union minister for the first time on Wednesday, five-time Lok Sabha MP Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma hails from a small place in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. Yadav (63) had become an MLA in 1991.
Chaudhary got elected to the Lok Sabha five times–in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2014 and 2019–from the Jalaun constituency.
In 2001, he became vice-president of the UP BJP’s SC Morcha and a decade later, he became its president. As an MP, he was a member of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.