Tarkishore Prasad

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar

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Tarkishore Prasad
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5th Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar
Assumed office
16 November 2020
Serving with Renu Devi
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded bySushil Kumar Modi
Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
October 2005
Preceded byRam Prakash Mahato
Personal details
Born (1956-02-05) 5 February 1956 (age 65)[1]
Saharsa, Bihar, India
FatherGanga Prasad Bhagat
Alma materDarshan Sah College, Lalit Narayan Mithila University

Tarkishore Prasad (born 1956) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party and currently serving as the 5th Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, holding the portfolios of Finance & Commercial Taxes along with Urban Development and Housing.[2][3] He has been elected the BJP's leader in the Bihar assembly.[4] He is currently elected as a Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Katihar constituency in 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election.[5]

Early life and education

Tarkishore Prasad Bhagat was born to Ganga Prasad Bhagat, representing the Kalwar caste (Bhagat) In 1974, Tarkishore completed Intermediate of Science from Darshan Sah College in Katihar under Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga.[6]

Political career

Prasad is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and begun his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. He won his first assembly term in 2005 from Katihar seat, defeating Ram Prakash Mahato by just 165 votes.[7] He later won the seat in 2010, 2015 and 2020 elections as well.


  1. ^ "1st woman dy CM, RSS veteran to be the second-in-command in Bihar". Hindustan Times.
  2. ^ "भाजपा ने सीमांचल को दिया बड़ा तोहफा, तारकिशोर के रूप में पहली बार सत्ता की ड्राइविंग सीट पर यह क्षेत्र". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. ^ "तारकिशोर प्रसाद: वो नेता, जिन्हें बिहार में डिप्टी सीएम बनाकर BJP ने बड़ा दांव खेला है". The Lallantop (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Tarkishore Prasad Elected BJP Legislature Party Leader in Bihar, Speculation Rife over Sushil Modi's Role". News18. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. ^ Ranjan, Abhinav (16 November 2020). "Who is Tarkishore Prasad Bhagat: RSS veteran who is replacing Sushil Kumar Modi as Bihar's deputy CM". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Tarkishore Prasad(Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)):Constituency- KATIHAR(KATIHAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". myneta.info. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  7. ^ DelhiNovember 16, Prabhash K. Dutta New; November 16, 2020UPDATED; Ist, 2020 20:04. "Nitish Kumar oath taking: Who are Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, two deputy CM probables?". India Today. Retrieved 18 November 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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