Lalu Prasad Yadav

A former union minister under the 2004-09 UPA government and former chief minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav currently serves as the chief of Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD). A law degree holder, Lalu joined politics from his student days at Patna University and went on to be one of the youngest elected Lok Sabha MP, as a Janta Dal candidate in 1977. Yadav became the chief minister of Bihar in 1990, but was forced to resign in 1997 after escalating corruption charges against him in the Fodder Scam. The infamous term, ‘Jungle Raj’ that is commonly used to describe the poor law and order situation of Bihar was coined during his tenure. Following the allegations of Fodder Scam, Yadav broke away from Janta Dal in 1997 to form his own political party, RJD. His tenure as the Railway Minister under the UPA was widely celebrated for he showed a massive profit in a sector which has forever been in loss, just in a span of four years. This won him praises from all around the globe, with Ivy Leagues and top B-schools honouring him. Though it was later claimed that the profit shown was just a result of showing finances differently. Yadav was remanded several times with relation of Fodder scam and several other cases he was named in before being convicted in 2013 by a CBI court in Ranchi, after which he was arrested and taken to Birsa Munda Central Jail. Yadav, who is currently out on bail, was also asked to pay a Rs 25 lakh fine, disqualified as an MP, and was barred from contesting a public election for six years.
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Lalu Prasad, son Tejaswi to campaign for Akhilesh Yadav in UP elections

Lalu Prasad said his party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) won’t contest in Uttar Pradesh to strengthen the ruling Samajwadi Party.

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Khadi picture row: Lalu calls PM Modi’s picture replacing Gandhi’s insulting, case of ‘sedition’

Stating that the act of replacing Mahatma’s picture with that of Modi’s on calender has made a case of “sedition”, Prasad said that people must protest as it insulted Mahatma Gandhi.

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Lalu to get Rs 10,000 monthly JP Senani Samman Pension

Prasad, who was a student leader when Jayprakash Narayan, popularly known as JP, launched “Sampoorna Kranti” (total revolution) in 1974 and was jailed under MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act).

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Lalu asks PM Modi to respond to Rahul Gandhi’s Sahara allegations

Yadav also announced a ‘maha-dharna’ in Patna on December 28 to protest against the way in which the government has implemented demonetisation.

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JD-U to skip all-India protest; Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Lalu Prasad Yadav

Unlike Nitish, the RJD chief has been critical of the demonetisation and has repeatedly struck out at Modi on social media.

Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav appears before special CBI court in Ranchi

The fodder scam relates to fraudulent withdrawal of around 1,000 crore rupees by the Animal Husbandry department from various districts when Lalu was the Bihar chief minister from 1990 to 1997.

Rajya Sabha polls were a mockery of democracy: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

The comment by Lalu comes in the wake of allegations that the counting for Rajya Sabha polls took place in an unfair manner.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav celebrates 69th birthday

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was also present at his house.

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‘Mahagathbandhan’ is ‘rock solid’, understand restlessness of RSS, BJP: Lalu

‘I suggest my partymen to share their concerns, if any, and avoid making unnecessary statements’

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Bihar is our base…After me and Nitish, it is these boys: Lalu Yadav

Within the Mahagathbandhan, RJD chief Lalu Prasad is the more keenly tracked partner, and his son, Tejashwi, a first time MLA and deputy chief minister in the Nitish government, is increasingly being seen as an important stakeholder in, even guarantor of, the alliance’s stability.

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Face to face, Lalu forgets old criticism, gets a facial from Baba Ramdev

Unusual camaraderie was on display when the two met here, with Ramdev hugging and rubbing facial cream on Lalu’s forehead. Both have been critical of each other in the past over their political ideologies.

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Ready to back Nitish as PM candidate: Lalu

‘If Nitish becomes a PM candidate, we will support him’

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JD(U) didn’t allow Sharad another term, says Lalu

Taking an indirect dig at Yadav, the RJD chief said Nitish Kumar emerged as the only alternative to Yadav, who insisted after quitting as the JD(U) president that he had not yet retired.

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Rabri Devi forced RSS to change uniform: Lalu Prasad Yadav

In January, Rabri Devi said: “Aren’t the RSS oldies ashamed to wear half pants in public?”

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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav booked for extortion

Sadhu Yadav allegedly demanded Rs 50 lakh from a builder in Patna.