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.
22 Apr 2022India
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.
21 Feb 2022Politics
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.
15 Feb 2022Politics
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.
24 Sep 2021Politics
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.
07 Sep 2021Politics
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.
17 Apr 2021India
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.
23 Jan 2021India
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.
01 Nov 2020Politics
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.
27 Oct 2020Politics
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.
24 Oct 2020Politics
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.
13 Sep 2020Politics
Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.
19 Aug 2020Politics
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.
17 Aug 2020Politics
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.
23 Jun 2020Politics
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.
28 Apr 2020India
On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.
21 Dec 2019India
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.
20 Dec 2019Politics
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.
14 Dec 2019Politics
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.
30 Sep 2019Politics
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.
19 Sep 2019Politics
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".
08 Sep 2019Politics
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.
01 Sep 2019India
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.
16 Aug 2019Politics
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.
28 Jul 2019India
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.
23 Jul 2019Politics
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.
29 Jun 2019Politics
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.
23 Jun 2019Politics
Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.
30 May 2019Politics
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.
27 May 2019Politics
In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.
19 May 2019Politics
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.
03 May 2019Politics
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.
13 Apr 2019India
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.
10 Apr 2019India
The Supreme Court has rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea in the multi-crore fodder scam cases on Wednesday.
05 Apr 2019India
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.
02 Apr 2019Politics
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.
29 Mar 2019Politics
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.
28 Mar 2019Politics
As India readies itself for anticipated general elections, parties have turned to the age-old phenomenon of coining slogans to take on their competitors.
24 Mar 2019Politics
In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.