Lalu Prasad Yadav: News

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.

04 Dec 2022


Bihar ministers perform puja before Lalu's kidney transplant on Monday

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav flew out to Singapore on Saturday night to be present with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and his father, Lalu Prasad Yadav, during his kidney transplant operation on Monday.

26 Nov 2022


Out on bail, Lalu leaves for Singapore for kidney transplant

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav has left for Singapore for a kidney transplant.

10 Nov 2022


Lalu Yadav's daughter Rohini to donate kidney to her father

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav (74), who has been suffering from multiple illnesses for quite some time, is set to receive a kidney from his daughter Rohini Acharya.

23 Sep 2022


Lalu, Nitish to meet Sonia Gandhi to bolster Opposition unity

In an attempt to strengthen Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 General Elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Janata Dal (United) (JDU) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are likely to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Sunday evening.

24 Aug 2022


Bihar: CBI raids 2 RJD leaders ahead of floor test

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the houses of two key leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday morning in relation to the "land-for-jobs" case, which alleges violations during Lalu Yadav's term as Railway Minister in the UPA-I government.

10 Aug 2022


Bihar: Possible names in Nitish Kumar-led 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' cabinet

As Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar prepares to take oath as the Bihar chief minister for the eighth time, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is all set to become his deputy.

06 Jun 2022

Rashtriya Janata Dal

India heading toward civil war: Lalu hits out at BJP

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and said that it was working in such a way that the country was heading toward a civil war.

02 Jun 2022


Caste census: Contrary to Centre's position, Bihar BJP supports Nitish

In an unexpected move, the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined all the political parties in the state on Wednesday to unanimously support a caste census in the state, despite opposition within BJP at the central leadership level.

23 May 2022


Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced on Monday that his government would soon begin work on a caste census after receiving views from all parties.

CBI registers fresh case against Lalu Yadav, raids 17 locations

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family appear to be in deep peril, yet again.

22 Apr 2022

Jharkhand High Court

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.

21 Feb 2022


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.

15 Feb 2022


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

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 2021


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.

17 Apr 2021

Jharkhand High Court

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

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 2020


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.

27 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

24 Oct 2020


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.

13 Sep 2020


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.

19 Aug 2020


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.

17 Aug 2020

Rashtriya Janata Dal

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.

23 Jun 2020


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.

28 Apr 2020


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.

21 Dec 2019


#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.

20 Dec 2019


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.

14 Dec 2019


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.

30 Sep 2019


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.

19 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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

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

08 Sep 2019


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.

01 Sep 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

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

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 2019


'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.

23 Jul 2019


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.

12 Jul 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

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.

29 Jun 2019


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.

23 Jun 2019


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.

30 May 2019


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.

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