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Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav is an Indian politician from Bihar. He was the Minister of Railways from 2004 to 2009 in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, and the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party. He is a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from the Saran constituency in Bihar.
He entered politics during his student days at Patna University, and he was elected a member of the Lok Sabha in 1977 as a Janata party candidate. At the age of 29 he was one of its youngest members of Parliament.
He is famous for his charismatic leadership and mass appeal, and has been criticized for caste-based politics. and the corruption cases against him.
Yadav served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990 till 1997, when he resigned following escalating corruption charges in the Fodder Scam. From 1997 to 2005, with brief interruptions, his wife Rabri Devi was the Chief Minister. Her political opponents often accused her as having served as his "surrogate." » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Lalu Prasad Yadav hints at contesting Bihar Assembly poll with JD(U)
2014-07-05
Vaishali: With both the RJD and JD(U) decimated by BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday indicated at fighting the coming Assembly elections in Bihar with the JD(U). "If the vote share of both RJD and JD(U) in the recent ...
(Zee News)
  1. Assembly bypolls to test JD (U)-RJD ties
  2. Lalu Prasad Yadav steps up efforts to woo Nitish Kumar, wants revival of ...
  3. Lalu Prasad demands quota in govt contracts for backward castes

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Fodder scam: CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav's petition
2014-07-01
Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava Ranchi: In a big setback for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, a special CBI court on Tuesday rejected a petition moved by him challenging his trial in other cases related to the infamous fodder scam.
(Zee News)
  1. CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav's plea to quash fodder scam trial
  2. Fodder scam: CBI court rejects Lalu's plea to dismiss cases

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Lalu blames Railways for Rajdhani Express accident
2014-06-25
Patna: Former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad today blamed railway officials for the mishap involving the Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express that left four passengers dead. “I have been the Railway Minister and I know that a pilot engine is ...
(Free Press Journal)
  1. Rajdhani Express Accident 'Gross Negligence' of Railway Ministry, Says Lalu
  2. Gross negligence behind Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment: Lalu Yadav

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Lalu blames Railways for Rajdhani Express accident
2014-06-25
PATNA: Former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad today blamed railway officials for the mishap involving the Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express that left four passengers dead. "I have been the Railway Minister and I know that a pilot engine is ...
(Economic Times)
  1. Lalu Prasad Yadav blames 'gross negligence' for Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment ...
  2. Rajdhani Express derailment: Lalu Prasad Yadav blames railways
  3. Negligence by railway officials caused Rajdhani derailment, says Lalu Prasad

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Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar are Santa-Banta of Bihar: Giriraj Singh
2014-06-23
New Delhi: Bihar BJP leader took a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar by calling them 'Santa-Banta' of Bihar. Former Bihar minister and newly elected MP from Nawada, posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter ...
(Zee News)
  1. Friends-turned-foes-turned-friends Nitish and Lalu plan to expand their alliance
  2. Bihar politics sinks to new verbal low
  3. Bihar Top Cop Removed Under Pressure from Lalu Prasad: BJP's Sushil Kumar ...

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BJP brings Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav together
2014-06-18
PATNA: Archrivals Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad drew closer to each other after RJD on Wednesday announced that it would support JD(U) nominees in by-elections to the two Rajya Sabha seats to be held on Thursday. The development could script a ...
(Economic Times)
  1. JD(U) to get Lalu Prasad Yadav's support for Rajya Sabha polls

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Lalu Prasad Yadav announces support to Janata Dal(United) candidates in ...
2014-06-18
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav has already been elected unopposed to the Upper House but its two other candidates -- Pawan Verma and Gulam Rasool Baliyawi -- are facing challenge from Independents Anil Sharma, a builder who had contested Lok ...
(Economic Times)
  1. Lalu Prasad announces support to JD(U) candidates in Rajya Sabha polls
  2. Lalu Prasad agrees to back Nitish Kumar's men in Rajya Sabha bypoll
  3. RJD to back JD-U in Rajya Sabha bye-polls: Lalu Prasad Yadav

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Nitish Kumar talks to Lalu Prasad Yadav to bail out JD(U) nominees in Rajya ...
2014-06-14
PATNA: Facing stiff challenge to see JD(U) candidates through in the coming bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar, Nitish Kumar today appealed to arch rival Lalu Prasad, Congress and CPI to make common cause to "foil the game plan of BJP to ...
(Economic Times)
  1. Nitish Kumar seeks Lalu Yadav, Congress, CPI's support to beat BJP in Rajya ...
  2. JD (U) seeks Lalu Prasad's help to defeat rebels' designs
  3. Nitish appeals to arch rival Lalu, Cong for support in RS bypolls

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Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal(U) Rajya Sabha nominees at mercy of Lalu Prasad ...
2014-06-12
PATNA: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav was on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha even as contest for the two other seats has become inevitable with independent candidates backed by party rebels and tacitly supported by BJP ...
(Economic Times)
  1. Sharad Yadav enters Rajya Sabha, JD-U looks at RJD
  2. Sharad Yadav wins Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar; four in fray for 2 other seats
  3. Sharad elected unopposed

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