Articles about Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav is a former Chief Minister of Bihar and the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as of 2021. An active student leader, Yadav started his political career as a vocal critic of the Indira Gandhi government. As part of the Janata Party, he won his first Lok Sabha seat in 1977. Yadav was subsequently elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1980 and 1985. Later, he became the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly in 1989—as part of Janata Dal. Yadav then became Bihar’s Chief Minister in 1990. However, in July 1997, he formed his party, RJD, and in the same month, he was convicted and arrested in the 1996 fodder scam. Yadav was let out on bail in December 1997, and in 2004, he once again contested the Lok Sabha poll successfully. He was appointed the Union Railways Minister, a post he fulfilled with aplomb (2004-09). However, a fresh series of fodder scam-related criminal cases against him in 2012 led to his final downfall, and Yadav had been in and out of jail since. Post his conviction in 2018 in a third fodder scam-related case, Yadav was finally let out of jail in April 2021 on bail.

Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu in fifth fodder scam

22 Apr 2022

India
Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu in fifth fodder scam

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, was on Friday granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in the Rs. 139.35-crore Doranda Treasury fodder scam case.

Lalu Yadav gets 5-year imprisonment in fifth fodder scam case

21 Feb 2022

Politics
Lalu Yadav gets 5-year imprisonment in fifth fodder scam case

A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Ranchi on Monday sentenced Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years of imprisonment in the fifth case related to fodder scam.

RJD chief Lalu Yadav convicted in 5th fodder scam case

15 Feb 2022

Politics
RJD chief Lalu Yadav convicted in 5th fodder scam case

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted of illegal withdrawal of Rs. 139.35 crore from Doranda treasury in the fodder scam case by a CBI special court in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

24 Sep 2021

Politics
Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday charged BJP-RSS combine with "apathy" toward OBCs and EBCs, a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to enumerate numerically powerful social groups as part of the census.

Lalu's sidelined son Tej Pratap Yadav floats parallel organization

07 Sep 2021

Politics
Lalu's sidelined son Tej Pratap Yadav floats parallel organization

Sidelined in the Rashtriya Janata Dal, founded by his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has floated a new students body with the ostensible aim of strengthening the parent organization.

Lalu Prasad Yadav granted bail in Fodder scam case

17 Apr 2021

India
Lalu Prasad Yadav granted bail in Fodder scam case

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in a case linked to the Fodder scam, reports said.

Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

23 Jan 2021

India
Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

01 Nov 2020

Politics
Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe

27 Oct 2020

Politics
Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe

Turning the big battle for Bihar personal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for having nine children, in a quest for a son.

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

24 Oct 2020

Politics
Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

13 Sep 2020

Politics
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Politics
Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

17 Aug 2020

Politics
Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

23 Jun 2020

Politics
Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

28 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

21 Dec 2019

India
#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

20 Dec 2019

Politics
NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

14 Dec 2019

Politics
Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

JD(U)'s vice-president Prashant Kishor is angry after his party supported the Citizenship Act and he has been continuously slamming his boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Denied food, tortured by Misa: Lalu's daughter-in-law makes shocking claims

30 Sep 2019

Politics
Denied food, tortured by Misa: Lalu's daughter-in-law makes shocking claims

At a time when rains have ravaged Bihar and taken several lives, the state's capital Patna remained in news for an entirely different reason.

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

19 Sep 2019

Politics
Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

08 Sep 2019

India
Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

08 Sep 2019

Politics
Witty, courageous, and bold: PM Modi mourns Ram Jethmalani's death

Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and former Union Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani passed away today morning at his Delhi residence, after his health deteriorated, following a prolonged illness. He was 95.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

01 Sep 2019

India
Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated.

Rape accused BJP leader Sengar's photo published on I-Day advertisement

16 Aug 2019

Politics
Rape accused BJP leader Sengar's photo published on I-Day advertisement

Kuldeep Singh Sengar may have been expelled from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but that didn't stop a local party leader from giving him a prime spot in an advertisement, meant to wish Independence Day.

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

28 Jul 2019

India
'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been "serving jail term" at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since Dec'17, has spent only two months of the last 19 months in prison.

After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

23 Jul 2019

Politics
After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

Former Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav, (in)famous for his dress-ups and theatrics, donned the attire of Lord Shiva on Tuesday.

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam case

12 Jul 2019

India
Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam case

On Friday, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection to a fodder scam case related to Deoghar treasury.

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

29 Jun 2019

Politics
Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

23 Jun 2019

Politics
Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Politics
Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

27 May 2019

Politics
After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

19 May 2019

Politics
"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

On Sunday, a disturbing video from Patna emerged on social media. The bodyguards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav were seen thrashing a video journalist in the Bihar capital.

Yadav brothers fighting again? Now, Tej calls himself 'second Lalu'

03 May 2019

Politics
Yadav brothers fighting again? Now, Tej calls himself 'second Lalu'

Between Lalu Prasad Yadav's sons, younger son Tejashwi Yadav obviously has more political astuteness and has emerged as a valiant Opposition leader. But that hasn't stopped his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav from taking digs at him.

Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

13 Apr 2019

India
Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor dared RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today to tell the media what transpired during their talks, a day after former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi claimed that Kishor had met her husband with the proposal to merge the JD(U) and the RJD.

Fodder Scam: Supreme Court denies bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav

10 Apr 2019

India
Fodder Scam: Supreme Court denies bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav

The Supreme Court has rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea in the multi-crore fodder scam cases on Wednesday.

#FodderScam: SC to hear Lalu Yadav's bail-plea on April 10

05 Apr 2019

India
#FodderScam: SC to hear Lalu Yadav's bail-plea on April 10

The Supreme Court today said it'll hear on April 10 a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam, in which he has been convicted.

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

02 Apr 2019

Politics
#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap on Monday floated a new party "Lalu-Rabri Morcha" named after his parents as the Yadav family feud worsened.

Before elections, Lalu's son Tej quits RJD's student wing

29 Mar 2019

Politics
Before elections, Lalu's son Tej quits RJD's student wing

Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, quit from the post of chief of RJD's student wing on Thursday, saying he was not naive and knew exactly where everyone stood.

13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

28 Mar 2019

Politics
13 catchy slogans which shaped India's politics over the years

As India readies itself for anticipated general elections, parties have turned to the age-old phenomenon of coining slogans to take on their competitors.

Bihar: Left fields Kanhaiya from Begusarai against BJP's Giriraj Singh

24 Mar 2019

Politics
Bihar: Left fields Kanhaiya from Begusarai against BJP's Giriraj Singh

In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.

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