Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Date of Birth : 11 June, 1947

Mini Biography :

Lalu Prasad Yadav was born in Phulwaria, in the Gopalganj district of Bihar state to Kundan Rai and Marachhiya Devi, a poor peasant family.He is a lawyer by education. He is B.A., L.L.B from Patna University. Lalu Prasad Yadav had his schooling, from 1st standard to 7th standard, at Bihar Military Police No-5 middle school.Lalu Prasad Yadav entered politics as General Secretary of the Patna University Students Union in 1970. He led the student movement inspired by Jai Prakash Narayan, Raj Narain and Karpoori Thakur. The former Chief Minister of Bihar and then-President of Bihar State Janata Party, Satyendra Narayan Sinha supported him as a candidate for the Lok Sabha and campaigned for him.He was elected as a member of 9th Lok Sabha on a Janata Party ticket at the age 29, becoming one of the youngest member of the Indian Parliament at the time.

In a span of 10 years, Yadav became a formidable force in Bihar State Politics. During the Indian general elections in 1989 and state assembly elections, he successfully led the National Front coalition in Bihar. It was, therefore, no surprise that he was elected the Chief Minister leaving behind Ram Sundar Das, a former chief minister from the same party, when it came to power in the 1990 Assembly elections. The World Bank lauded his party for its work in the 1990s on the economic front.

He was Minister of Railways from 2004 to 2009 in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, and 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 is famous for his charismatic leadership and mass appeal and has been criticized and is responsible for caste-based politics and the corruption cases against him.

Yadav served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990 till 1997, when he was forced to resign following escalating corruption charges in the Fodder Scam. From 1997 to 2005, with brief interruptions, his wife Rabri Devi was Chief Minister; she is often described as having served as his “surrogate.”

Bihar Elections Results shatter the dream of Lalu Prasad Yadav

BJP's national chief spokesman and Rajya Sabha member Ravishankar Prasad said on Sunday that the results of this year's assembly elections due on November 24 would shatter the dream of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad to become the state's CM again. Ravishankar...

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Samajwadi Party contesting Bihar Elections for National Party Status

Desperate to regain its national party status, the Samajwadi Party is contesting on as many as 200 of the 243 seats in Bihar, even at the cost of its relations with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal. In July, the Election...

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Lalu Prasad launches RJD campaign

Ahead of Bihar elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday, Oct 6 started his election campaign from the Kosi belt, which includes areas like Madhepura and Saharsa. Sources said on Tuesday, Oct 5 Lalu retaliated the NDA...

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Bihar Elections : Lalu not to contest, Rabri to contest from two constituencies

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav released the list of candidates for the third phase of polls in Bihar on Monday. The state goes for six-phase polls from October 21. Interestingly, Lalu Prasad, who is a sitting MP will be not contesting...

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Bihar Elections : NCP to contest assembly election in Bihar about 150 seats

NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar was meeting a number of senior politicians who made a beeline for the party office after being denied ticket from their parties. While Anwar was interviewing them, a panel headed by former minister Nawal Kishore...

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JMM to fight Bihar Assembly Elections

JMM chief Shibu Soren said his party has prepared to fight the Bihar assembly election next month. Soren said JMM leaders were chalking out strategy to make other political parties feel their strong presence in the elections. JMM, which has not...

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Congress’ new slogan for Bihar Assembly elections

Congress unveiled a new slogan for the Bihar Assembly elections projecting itself as the only party which could bring about development in the state. "Hamari ladai hai unse jo sirf baaten banate hain, Ab jarurat hai kaam ki, Bihar ke...

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Bihar Elections : Lalu Prasad introduced son Tejaswi in politics

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad  Yadav's son Tejaswi Yadav, on Friday, was officially introduced to politics - just ahead of elections. Tejaswi, who is a cricketer, hopes to win the political match for the party. RJD chief Lalu Prasad ...

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Bihar Assembly Elections : Lalu’s brother-in-law quits RJD

In a major blow to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his brother-in-law Subhash Yadav on Monday deserted him and may join the Congress ahead of the assembly elections in Bihar scheduled to be held in October-November. According to...

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RJD LJP finalise poll pact

After a gap of 13 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is back as a chief ministerial candidate, with the RJD-LJP alliance on Monday making public their seat adjustment for this year’s Bihar Assembly elections. As per the seat adjustment announced...

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