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.
Jab tak rahega Samosa mein Aaloo tab tak rahega Tihar (Birsa Munda jail) mein Laloo.
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 ....
Mr SenGupta should be very proud of himself. Wish we had more journalists today who produced stuff like this.
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.
When is Modis turn?
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
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!
Reliving the moments when we heard the story from your own lips at the TOI Kolkata newsroom. Bravo, Uttamda!!
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