In the Nitish Kumar government, Energy Minister Vijender Yadav is among the politicians in the state who have not known to lose. Vijender Yadav, who studied politics in the JP Movement, contested the Vidhan Sabha elections from Supaul Sadar seat for the first time in 1990 on a Janata Dal ticket and won. Since then, he has been victorious in seven elections ie all. Yadav is one of Nitish’s undisputed warriors. This is the reason that when Nitish Kumar resigned from the post of Chief Minister, taking responsibility for the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, Vijendra Yadav’s name was also in the top list among the CM candidates.
However, in the political stance and power equation, Jitan Ram Manjhi won. Vijendra Yadav, who lived a simple life, was made a minister in the Lalu Yadav government when he won for the first time. When Lalu Yadav broke the Janata Dal and formed the RJD, Vijender Yadav remained in the old Janata Dal. Later, the Samata Party and Janata Dal merged to form the new party Janata Dal United. In 2005, Vijender Yadav was the state president of JDU. It was under his leadership that the RJD withdrew from power in 2005 and formed a BJP-JDU coalition government. Then again Vijendra Yadav was also made a minister in the Nitish government. Yadav has so far been the Minister of Energy, Irrigation, Law, Commerce, Alcohol Prohibition Department of the state. He is currently the Minister of Energy.
Vijender Yadav has been very popular in the area due to development works in his area, especially due to the bridge over the Koshi river. People also call him as Vishwakarma of Koshi. Yadav has won assembly elections seven times in a row since 1990 (twice in 2005 – February and November). Every time he beat the opposition opponent.
In 2015 elections, 51 candidates were in the fray against him, despite he defeated BJP candidate Kishore Kumar by a margin of over 38 thousand votes. In 2015, JDU and RJD contested together. He won the 1990 and 1995 assembly elections on the Janata Dal’s flywheel, and since 2000, he has been continuously winning the JDU’s arrow mark.