Samajwadi Party MLC Lal Bihari Yadav is likely to be leader of opposition in the UP Legislative Council as his party has sent a proposal in this regard to the chairman of the Upper House.
The tenure of Samajwadi Party MLC Sanjay Lather, who was hitherto leader of opposition, ended on Thursday. The SP had entrusted the assignment to Lather after the demise of MLC Ahmed Hassan, who was the then leader of opposition in the legislative council.
On Thursday, a proposal recommending MLC Lal Bihari Yadav from Varanasi block teachers' constituency for the post was sent to the legislative council chairperson on behalf of the SP.
A resident of Azamgarh, Lal Bihari Yadav was elected MLC in 2020 and his term will expire in 2026. He was the principal of Lal Bihari Inter College founded by Uttar Pradesh Secondary Teachers Association (Financeless Group).
Yadav shot into the limelight by undertaking a 1200 km Teacher Sandesh Padyatra in 49 days from Ballia to Mathura and has been continuously fighting for the interests of teachers. Also, the upcoming Azamgarh Lok Sabha byelection is also believed to be the reason behind making him the leader of the opposition in the legislative council as SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is set to be fielded by the party from that seat.