Sharad Yadav is a politician from the Loktantrik Janata Dal party. He has been elected to Lok Sabha seven times and to Rajya Sabha twice from JD(U). He was the national president of Janata Dal (United) since its formation till year 2016.Sharad Yadav has won four times in 1991, 1996, 1999 and 2009 from Bihar's Madhepura Lok Sabha constituency from where Acharya Kriplani was elected in 1957. He also won thrice from other Lok Sabha constituencies. He has been defeated thrice from Madhepura constituency - twice by Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1998 and 2004 and by another candidate of RJD in 2014.