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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.


Lalu Yadav tests negative for Coronavirus; 3 of his attendants diagnosed with disease

July 27, 2020 5:39 pm

Of the three attendants who tested positive for the viral disease, two have gone for home isolation, and one has been placed under quarantine at the hospital, the doctor said.

JD(U) holding 'vulture rallies' in Bihar, says Lalu Prasad; ruling party hits back

July 19, 2020 10:18 pm

Lalu Prasad Yadav was apparently hinting at the virtual rallies and meetings being held by the Janata Dal (United) and attended by party leaders and workers.

Court should take cognizance of Lalu durbar in jail: Sushil Modi

July 14, 2020 7:06 am

The remarks came after a photograph of Lalu Prasad, where he is seen sitting with Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta and two other leaders at the RIMS hospital in Ranchi where he is undergoing treatment, was widely circulated on social media on Monday.

Lalu Prasad's doctor quarantined after coming in contact with Covid-19 patient, Tejashwi appeals

April 28, 2020 8:11 pm

Tejashwi has appealed to authorities to take care of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav with "utmost precaution" after reports of the RJD chief's treating physician being sent to quarantine after coming in contact with a Covid-19 patient.

RJD announces new national executive team

March 05, 2020 6:07 pm

The announcement of RJD's new team comes three months after Prasad, who has been serving sentences in fodder scam cases at Ranchi, was re-elected as the party president.

Lalu appears before CBI court in the fifth fodder scam case

January 16, 2020 3:56 pm

This is the fifth and last fodder scam case against Prasad in Ranchi. There is a sixth case against him in Bhagalpur in connection with the animal husbandry scam, popularly known a the fodder scam.

Take 5: ‘No takers for the goods... We have to stay on guard’

January 05, 2020 1:55 am

On December 26, after Aishwarya moved out, the Yadavs sent the goods she had brought to their home. However, with the Rais refusing to accept it, the stuff has landed up at the Shastri Nagar Police Station, with Constable Ajit Kumar keeping guard.

Lalu Yadav congratulates Hemant Soren on Jharkhand win: 'Our desire is fulfilled'

December 24, 2019 12:27 pm

The JMM-RJD-Congress alliance defeated the BJP in the state elections, results of which were declared on Monday. The alliance won 47 seats in the 81-member Assembly, while the BJP could manage only 25 seats.

Patna: After allegation of dowry, Rabri Devi says was attacked by daughter-in-law

December 18, 2019 1:30 am

Police said they were looking into Rabri’s complaint, which was made on Monday and is yet to be converted into an FIR.

'Rabri Devi dragged me by the hair, threw me out of house': Tej Pratap's wife

December 16, 2019 12:29 pm

Aishwarya Roy, the estranged daughter-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, alleged that Rabri Devi assaulted her, dragged her by her hair and snatched away her mobile phone and other belongings before driving her out of the residence.


NCP chief Sharad Pawar felicitated on his 75th birthday in New Delhi

December 10, 2015 9:55 pm

NCP chief Sharad Pawar was felicitated during an award and felicitation ceremony on his 75th birthday in New Delhi. Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and others were present at the event.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

November 20, 2015 5:41 pm

Nitish Kumar on Friday (November 20) took oath as Bihar Chief Minister along with 28 ministers, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap, as the grand alliance government of RJD-JD(U)-Congress was sworn in at a mega ceremony attended by several top leaders from non-BJP parties.

Political rivals Modi, Mulayam share stage at wedding of Lalu's daughter

February 27, 2015 4:02 pm

To strengthen political ties, Lalu's youngest daughter Raj Lakshmi tied knot with Mulayam Singh's grand nephew on Thursday.

All party attendance at Mulayam-Lalu Saifai party

February 21, 2015 8:27 pm

Hundreds of hands holding mobile phones could be seen clicking pictures of Modi. Some of them even reached the media section requesting the reporters seated to capture Modi in their mobiles.

Hi-fi in Saifai: Modi, Amitabh to be chief guests at big, fat Yadav wedding

February 20, 2015 5:13 pm

Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frenzy activity for the 'tilak' ceremony of Mulayam Singh's grand nephew, to marry Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav share stage after two decades

August 11, 2014 3:24 pm

Bitter foes for almost two decades, former Bihar chief ministers Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad on Monday hugged each other.

Sonia Gandhi hosts iftar party, shares table with Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad

July 28, 2014 10:48 am

Sonia Gandhi hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U).


SP - BSP Alliance: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav welcomes the move

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

After BSP and SP announced the alliance between the two parties, Tejashwi Yadav said that the people of India welcome the alliance. He also claimed that BJP will be whitewashed in UP and Bihar

Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.

BJP has derailed Rail Budget: Lalu Yadav

February 25, 2016 12:43 pm

Patna, Feb 25 (ANI): Former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said the Railway Budget 2016 was hollow and there was nothing in it. He said the railways is meant for the common man but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had derailed the Railway Budget altogether. Lalu said the Indian Railways have been incurring losses whereas its expenditure has been on the rise. He also stressed on the proposition of bullet trains, saying it was a game plan of the foreigners to capture the Indian Railways. He further added that the government was not taking cognizance of such instances.

Patiala court scuffle is attack on India’s democracy: Farooq

February 18, 2016 12:09 pm

Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.

Take action against Sarfaraz, if there are evidences: Lalu Yadav

January 22, 2016 10:54 am

Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the Janata Dal-United MLA Sarfaraz Alam's molestation case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said in his view, there should be quick action against Sarfaraz, if there is any evidence. He added that now the JDU has to decide how they want to proceed in this matter.

PM Modi failed to protect the country: Lalu Yadav

January 08, 2016 10:45 am

Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Hinting at the Pathankot terror attack, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to protect the country. He also said that the centre only talked about law and order while the country remained unsafe in their hands.