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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IRCTC scam: Delhi court reserves Lalu Yadav's bail plea, next hearing on February 11

Lalu, his family members and IRCTC officials have been accused of alleged irregularities in granting contracts for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

Lalu Yadav attacks BJP, makes 'humble appeal' to people to be on guard

The ailing former Bihar chief minister, who is serving sentences in fodder scam cases and is currently lodged in a Ranchi hospital, shared his views on the political situation prevailing in the country on his official Twitter handle.

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Nitish Kumar a shameless turnout, says Lalu Prasad Yadav

"A person who is occupying his chair by virtue of the votes secured by Mahagathbandhan...is making a forecast on the future of the alliance," the RJD chief said on Twitter.

JD(U) leader likens Misa to 'Shurpanakha', invites brother Tej Pratap's ire

Bharati's brother Tej Pratap Yadav reacted strongly to the analogy drawn by JD(U) MLC and party spokesman Neeraj Kumar and threatened to file a case against him.

Jitan Ram Manjhi to meet Lalu next week for seat-sharing talks

HAM is part of the opposition alliance in Bihar along with RJD, Congress, RLSP, VIP and LJD. Prasad is in jail in Ranchi, after his conviction in three fodder scam cases.

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets interim bail in IRCTC hotel-for-land case

Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj asked the CBI and ED to respond to Lalu's application seeking for regular bail in the two cases. The next date of hearing is on January 19.

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Lalu fails to appear in court in fodder scam case

Prasad's health condition has deteriorated due to a festering boil on his right leg and his sugar level and blood pressure have shot up due to the boil, the doctor who attends the diabetic politician said.

Boil on leg worsens Lalu Prasad Yadav's health condition: RIMS doctor

Yadav is currently lodged in a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.

Lalu Prasad Yadav stressed over son Tej Pratap's intention to divorce Aishwarya Rai

Lalu Prasad, serving a jail sentence in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam, is currently being treated for various ailments at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS).

Married against my wishes, was living 'stifled life': Tej Pratap on seeking divorce

Tej Pratap Yadav said, "Ours was a mismatch. I am a simple man with simple habits while Aishwarya is a modern woman, educated in Delhi and used to live in a metropolis."

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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

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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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