Date Of Birth:
03 Mar 1957
Ganga Prasad is an Indian politician who is currently the Governor of the state of Sikkim and former Governor of Meghalaya. He was member of Bihar legislative council and served as leader of opposition during the RJD regime. He also held the post of leader of Bihar legislative council during the NDA rule in Bihar. He got associated with Jan Sangh and remained associated to the same ideology till date. He is an ardent follower of Arya Samaj and served as Pradhan (Head) of the Bihar Arya Samaj Pratinidhi Sabha unit. He is popularly known as 'Ganga Babu' in the political circle. Prasad was elected to the Legislative Council of Bihar in 1994 and had been a member for 18 years since then. On 30th September 2017, Prasad was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Meghalaya. On 26th August 2018, Prasad was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Sikkim, replacing Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil. Early Political Career 1966 - He joined the political party Jan Sangh. 1967 - He unsuccessfully contested assembly election from Danapur constituency in Bihar. 1968 - He became the Maha Mantri of Jan Sangh of Patna district. 1969 - Mr. Prasad again fought the assembly election from Danapur but could not make it to the assembly. 1972 - He was appointed as General Secretary of Bihar Pradesh Badhai Mahasabha. 1980 - When BJP was formed he became the Nidhi Pramukh of BJP Bihar. 1985 - He again tried his luck from Danapur constituency on BJP ticket but couldn't succeed.