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The untold story of the twists and turns in the fodder scam


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Oct 28, 2013
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Apropos of The Unmaking Of Laloo Yadav (Oct 14), the author should be proud of himself. Wish we had more journalists today who pro­du­ced stuff like this.

Hemanth Raj, Gloucester, UK

This is good journalism. But I don’t see much evidence linking Laloo Yadav to the scam itself. In fact, other reports harp about the judge’s verdict and about the theft of public money. There is a lot of political commentary on governance but not much solid evidence.

Rajesh, Phoenix, US

It’s good the courts made an example of Laloo. It should also be made mandatory by amendments in laws to recover the huge amounts misappropria­ted. Appeals to higher courts must be allowed only by recovering/dep­ositing a substantial amount of the sum allegedly misappropriated, as proved by local courts or at least 50 per cent of the amount.

Yuvraj Shinde, Solapur

The weakening of both the JD(U) and BJP after the end of their alliance had raised hopes of a Laloo Yadav and RJD res­u­rgence in Bihar. With Laloo barred from politics for 13 years, cha­nces of that are slim now.

K.R. Srinivasan, Secunderabad

Well done, Outlook! One just cannot find such articles in other newsmagazines anymore.

M. Kumar, Delhi

Reading Mr Sengupta’s story was like reliving the moments when we heard the story from his own lips at the ToI Calcutta newsroom. Bravo Uttamda!

S. Bandyopadhyay, Calcutta

The ex-CM ruined the state for a decade with his misrule and ineptitude. This is a sal­utary lesson to all corrupt netas.

Manoj Kumar Bhagat, West Sikkim

One thing became clear thro­ugh the story—one can braze­nly loot the people and then stifle all probes as long as one is in power. But the long arm of our law is measured in decades, it ultimately gets the offender!

M.A. Raipet, Secunderabad

The fodder scam was uni­que —a nexus between politicians, babus and businessmen. Anot­her feature was the direct/indirect involvement of the three pillars of our democracy—the legislature, the executive and the judici­ary. Despite all efforts to derail the judicial process, Laloo and co couldn’t prevent the case from reaching its logical end. The Thirukkural says: “The fruits of evil deeds follow their doer, even as his shadow follows him wherever he goes.”

S. Balakrishnan, Jamshedpur

Laloo shouldn’t be alone in jail. All those out and about facing such charges must be jailed as well.

Harun, Chennai

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1/D-111
Oct 05, 2013
03:46 PM

Reliving the moments when we heard the story from your own lips at the TOI Kolkata newsroom. Bravo, Uttamda!!

Somshankar Bandyopadhyay
Calcutta, India
2/D-126
Oct 05, 2013
06:12 PM

It is a victory for justice. But how many CMs have been punished for similar crimes. None.

Laloo Prasad has been finally put behind the bar for stopping the Rath yatra of advani!

kishoredasmunshi
Kolkatta, India
3/D-130
Oct 05, 2013
06:20 PM

Lalu should not be the only Neta who is jailed for corruption,all those out and facing the sam charges must be jailed as well.

Lalu over did his social movement by taking the people for a ride,not to forget the Fodder scam and total neglect of Bihar

harun
chennai, India
4/D-195
Oct 05, 2013
09:38 PM

When is Modis turn?

Misogynist
Chennai, India
5/D-197
Oct 05, 2013
09:48 PM

Good journalism. But I don't see any evidence linking Laloo Yadav to the scam. In fact other reports including judge's verdict meander about the theft of public money. There are lot political commentry on the governance but not a single pience of evidence. Given the secretive CBI and court I am if it is available to the public at all.

Rajesh
Phoenix, United States
6/D-13
Oct 07, 2013
01:51 AM

Mr SenGupta should be very proud of himself. Wish we had more journalists today who produced stuff like this.

HEMANTH RAJ
gloucester, United Kingdom
7/D-104
Oct 08, 2013
06:01 PM

The resident of most sic  state  can never leave crab mentallity....His sic mentality & frustation on can be clearly made out of his statement.... Laloo Prasad has been finally put behind the bar for stopping the Rath yatra of advani.... leachers always envy state which enables it people to be propserous & live happy life ....

Bhartiya
coimbature, India
8/D-127
Oct 11, 2013
09:14 PM

Jab tak rahega Samosa mein Aaloo tab tak rahega Tihar (Birsa Munda jail) mein Laloo.

hari
chennai, India
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