Lalu Prasad Yadav: The Stalwart of Bihar politics

Lalu Prasad Yadav: The Stalwart of Bihar politics

Lalu Prasad Yadav is a popular politician in India. He comes from the state of Bihar. From 1990 to 1997, Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar. He also worked as the Minister of Railways from 2004 to 2009 for UPA government. Lalu Prasad Yadav is the president of the political party Rashtriya Janata Dal. Lalu was the 15 th Lok Sabha’s Member of Parliament from the Saran constituency.

On the occasion of his birthday, here are some of the interesting life events that came across in Lalu Yadav’s political journey

Lalu attended a local school and then completed his studies in Bachelor of Laws and also pursued his masters degree in Political Science from BN College, Patna University.

He was a student leader, a part of the JP Movement, in mid 1970s.

Lalu had emerged as the front-ranking leader of the socialist-strain of politics under the tutelage of Chaudhary Charan Singh, Devi Lal, Karpoori Thakur and Sharad Yadav. After Karpoori Thakur’s death, he became the leader of opposition in Bihar legislative assembly.

Lalu was one among the many stalwarts who spearheaded the campaign against the Congress after the infamous Bhagalpur riots.

His ascendance remained oblivion until he used the baffled media to his advantage. His rustic style, choice of idioms and humour ensured that he remained in the lime light whatever the situations around him become.

As the Chief Minister of Bihar, he got LK Advani arrested on September 23, 1990 during the Rath Yatra to Ayodhya for the Ram Mandir movement and consolidated the Muslim vote bank.

Lalu Prasad Yadav is one of the first noted politicians to lose parliamentary seat on being arrested in fodder scam as per Supreme Court decision. The court has banned Lalu from holding the position.
It was purely because of Lalu’s leadership capabilities and his social engineering that the Janata Dal won 31 out of 54 Lok Sabha seats in 1991 and 22 seats in 1996 parliamentary polls.

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