Patna: Former Bihar legislative assembly
Deputy Speaker Yogendra Prasad Srivastava died last night at
his ancestral residence in Betiah town of Bihar`s West
Champaran district, family sources said.
Srivastava, aged about 90 years, is survived by two
sons and two daughters.
He represented Dhanaha assembly constituency in West
Champaran district for three terms - 1957, 1967 and 1969.
Srivastava served a full term in the state assembly
from 1957 to 1962 as an independent MLA before he joined the
Praja Socialist Party (PSP) and successfully contested from
Dhanaha assembly seat in 1967 and 1969 assembly polls.
He served as the state legislative assembly deputy
speaker between 1967 and 1969.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief at the
death of the veteran PSP leader.
Srivastava`s death has caused an irreparable loss to
the polity and society in Bihar, Kumar said in a condolence
Assembly speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary too has
mourned the death of the former deputy speaker.