Articles about Rabri Devi
Rabri Devi is an Indian politician from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and a former Chief Minister of Bihar. She is the first and the only woman to have served as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Devi began her career with very little interest and no experience in politics. But due to her marriage to RJD’s founder and chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, she was acquainted with the tribulations of the profession. When Yadav was arrested in the 1997 fodder scam case, he hurriedly assigned Devi to succeed him. She became the Chief Minister of Bihar in July 1997 and went on to retain the post for two consecutive terms until 2005. Devi was acknowledged for her surprising calmness during her first meetings in spite of the staggering change in her life. She, however, conceded defeat in the 2005 elections and became the Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly. She was elected to the State Assembly thrice from Raghopur (2000, 2005, and 2010). Later, in the 2014 General Elections, she contested from Saran but lost to BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
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.
06 Dec 2019India
India woke up today to the news of an encounter in Telangana's Shadnagar, where the four accused in a Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder were gunned down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 Jan 2019India
A Delhi court today granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam.
17 Dec 2018Politics
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav made a surprise appearance at the party's office in Patna, Bihar, on Sunday and said he was all pumped up to slay Bharatiya Janata Party with sudarshan chakra.
30 Nov 2018India
Reports that former Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav has changed his mind about divorce with wife Aishwarya Rai were quashed on Thursday when Lalu Prasad Yadav's son told a family court that he wanted separation.
19 Nov 2018Politics
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is lodged in a Ranchi jail in connection to fodder scam, will appear through video conference in the IRCTC case, a Delhi court ordered on Monday.
09 Oct 2018Politics
Confirming months of speculations, the eldest daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, Misa Bharti, said her brothers Tejashwi and Tej Yadav are fighting, but later clarified all is well.
06 Oct 2018India
The Delhi Patiala Court, on Saturday, granted regular bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, her son and former Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, and others who were present during the hearing in the IRCTC scam case.
31 Aug 2018Politics
In a major relief to RJD, Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi were granted bail by a Delhi court on Friday in the IRCTC hotels corruption case.
04 Aug 2018India
Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.
03 Jul 2018India
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav has alleged that his Facebook account was "hacked" by the BJP-RSS to create a rift in his family and weaken his party.
09 May 2018India
Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, who's serving time in the fodder scam, has been granted parole for five days to attend his elder son Tej Pratap's wedding this week.
18 Apr 2018Politics
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav got engaged to Aishwarya Rai, senior party leader Chandrika Rai's daughter, at Patna's five-star Hotel Maurya on Wednesday.
10 Apr 2018India
The CBI today questioned former Bihar CM Rabri Devi in connection with the alleged IRCTC hotel scam during the tenure of her husband Lalu Prasad as the railway minister, officials said.
08 Jan 2018Politics
It seems RJD has indeed fallen on hard times. After RJD chief Lalu Yadav's sentencing in the fodder scam, his only sister Gangotri Devi has died, apparently of "shock."
07 Sep 2017Politics
The CBI has summoned former Railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav separately on September 11 and 12, respectively.
27 Jul 2017Politics
All ghosts seem to be coming back to haunt Lalu to kick him when he's down.
26 Jul 2017Politics
After a month of rift between CM Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav's camp, Nitish has resigned from his post of CM, which effectively means that the Mahagathbandhan has ended.
16 Jul 2017Politics
The stand-off between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad further intensified on Saturday with JD(U) leaders asking Tejashwi to furnish details against corruption charges or bear the consequences.
10 Jul 2017Politics
With the corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family refusing to die down, the Rashtriya Janata Dal came out openly with the fact that Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav would not step down.
10 Jul 2017Politics
The future of Bihar's Grand Alliance became more uncertain after CM Nitish Kumar who has so far not commented on the CBI investigation on Lalu Prasad Yadav, postponed a public event.
08 Jul 2017India
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted raids at Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti's farmhouse in Delhi with regard to an alleged money laundering case.
07 Jul 2017India
On 7th July, the CBI raided at least 12 premises of RJD chief Lalu Yadav in a case related to illegal leasing of land. The searches began early morning.