Bihar: Ex-Dy Speaker Yogendra Srivastava no more
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 17:49
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 message.

Assembly speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary too has mourned the death of the former deputy speaker.


First Published: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 17:49

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