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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In Lalu's absence, the spotlight is on son Tejashwi

A cricketer-turned-politician, Tejashwi, for many, is an extension of Lalu. For some others, he is nowhere close to his father when it comes to crowd-pulling. There is, however, an overwhelming feeling that Lalu's absence is a loss for the party and will also tell on the gathbandhan.

Sushil Kumar Modi: 'We miss Lalu Prasad. We now have to remind voters about his misrule'

Sushil Kumar Modi interview: 'Rahul Gandhi should have, in fact, tried to learn from PM Narendra Modi, who has set an example of hardwork.'

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RJD base intact but Modi message pushes Lalu legacy to margins

If the BJP-led NDA has Narendra Modi, the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan is anchored by Lalu Yadav in the state.

Tejashwi alleges Lalu Prasad Yadav facing ‘inhuman’ treatment

Tejashwi tweeted that no one from the family is being allowed to meet Lalu, and that he is being treated worse than a prisoner of war.

The questions that matter Bihar: Lalu not present, but that does not mean Lalu is absent

RJD leaders say his stamp is everywhere — in the emergence of son Tejashwi Yadav as heir despite family grumblings, in the seat distribution within the alliance, in ticket allocation, and even in his absence that has robbed Bihar of the flavour the leader brought to its elections.

Lalu had offered help to pull down Grand Alliance govt for fodder scam case relief: Sushil Modi

Reacting to Modi's allegations, Tejashwi said it reflected the BJP's worry of an impending electoral defeat. The Leader of the Opposition in Bihar also said Modi was "mentally bankrupt"

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Lalu Prasad Yadav dubsmash video mocks PM Modi's 2014 Lok Sabha poll promises

Using the popular social media app Dubsmash, the RJD chief lip syncs to dialogues like 'Achche din aane wale hain', and 'hindustan ke ek ek gareeb admi ko mufat main Rs15-20 lakh yunhi mil jayega' (Every poor person in India will get Rs 15-20 lakh for free).

Inside Track: Sub-editor needed

Many in the BJP are convinced that L K Advani did not pen his nuanced, well-crafted blog on the eve of the BJP’s foundation day entirely on his own. The blog was a source of considerable embarrassment.

Supreme Court dismisses Lalu Yadav bail plea

“We don’t think we can release you on bail,” a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna observed on his appeal against the Jharkhand High Court order dismissing his bail plea.

Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav will get involved in political activities if given bail, CBI tells SC

The investigating agency alleged that Yadav has already been indulging in political affairs for over eight months while being admitted to a hospital citing health issues.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao: Lalu Prasad Yadav Tweets Morphed Image Of Rally

Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted out a photo of crowds thronging Patna’s Gandhi Maidan for his rally against the BJP, but there seems to be a discrepancy with the other photos from the same Sunday event, leading to tweeple questioning – How many people actually attended the RJD chief’s rally? To know more about the story […]

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Nitish Abandons Lalu: What Transpired In These 20 Months Of The Failed Alliance

Calling Nitish Kumar an “opportunist”, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav lashed out at the Bihar Chief Minister for ‘deceiving’ him and joining hands with BJP. “I considered him as my younger brother and told him he could be the CM. People asked me what I would do if I got more number of seats. If I was […]

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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