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.

16 Mar 2023

Delhi High Court

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav gets new date for CBI questioning

The Delhi High Court asked Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav, to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 25 for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs case.

15 Mar 2023

Rabri Devi

Land-for-jobs scam: Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi, daughter get bail

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Delhi on Wednesday granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar chief minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, and their daughter Misa Bharti, in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam case.

11 Mar 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: CBI summons RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for questioning

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs scam case.

IRCTC scam: ED conducts raids on several locations

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly raided several locations on Friday concerning the alleged Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam. Raids are also underway at Lalu Prasad Yadav's aide and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Syed Abu Dojana's Patna residence.

Land-for-jobs scam: Now, CBI questions Lalu Yadav; daughter alleges harassment

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder and former Union railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his daughter's Delhi residence in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

Land-for-jobs scam: CBI questions ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi in Patna

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) began questioning former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi at her residence in Patna, Bihar, in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam that took place during 2004-09.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 Jul 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

'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.

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.

03 May 2019


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.

13 Apr 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal

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

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

05 Apr 2019


#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.

02 Apr 2019


#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.

29 Mar 2019


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.