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RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav gets a discharge from Asian Heart Hospital after going through a triple cardiac surgery in Mumbai. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at election meeting in Chapra. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur. RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi at Iftar party in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad during 18th foundation day function of Rashtriya Janata Dal in Vaishali. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to journalists in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad talking to the media in Patna. Lalu Prasad addresses an election rally at Gaighat in East Champaran, Bihar. <b>Seat Taken?</b> Laloo and wife Rabri Devi, the RJD’s Saran candidate, at a Chhapra rally <b>Wrong Equation</b> Mulayam and Laloo are the ones who could halt the Modi juggernaut in their states <b>Back in form</b> Laloo’s RJD is a magnet for the Muslim vote <b>The Sentinels:</b> Laloo and Mulayam RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his wife and party Lok Sabha candidate from Saran Rabri Devi during an election campaign rally in Chapra.



RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Gaya. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav raises his party flag during a press conference in Patna.


RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Arrah, Bihar. RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing an election rally at  Madhuban,East Champaran District Bihar.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his daughter and party's Lok Sabha candidate for Patliputra, Misa Bharti at an election rally in Maner. RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his daughter and party candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti and supporters wave victory sign after Bharti filed her nomination papers in Patna.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad and party Lok Sabha candidate Pappu Yadav at an election meeting in Purnea. RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his wife Rabri Devi during Holi celebration at his residence in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing a press conference at the party office in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad welcomes BJP and JD(U) leaders who joined the party in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Muzaffarpur. RJD chief Lalu Prasad welcomes former MP Pappu Yadav after he joined the party in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing press conference in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary and NCP spokesman Anil Jha join hands during press conference in Patna. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad addresses a public rally at Gaya.


Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad, party MPs and senior leaders coming out after Parliamentary board meeting. RJD chief Lalu Prasad addresses  a press conference at his residence in Patna.


Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad rides a rickshaw during his Raj Bhawan march in Patna after some of the MLAs broke away from his party. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad rides a rickshaw during his Raj Bhawan march in Patna after some of the MLAs broke away from his party. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde look on as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad exchange greetings at a function of a newspaper in Patna. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad lighting lamps at a function of a newspaper in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad offering prayers at a Mazar in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav meets riot-affected people at a relief camp in Muzaffarnagar. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being welcomed by his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on his arrival in Patna on Tuesday. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav offers prayers at the ancient Deori temple at Tamar, Jharkhand after being granted bail by the Supreme Court on Chaibasa fodder scam case. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav interacts with the media outside the Birsa Munda Central Jail, in Ranchi after his release. The Supreme Court granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case, in a relief to the politician who is behind the bars for the last two months after being awarded a five-year jail term. File: The Supreme Court granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case, in a relief to the politician who is behind the bars for the last two months after being awarded a five-year jail term. Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi applying 'tikka' to a photo of her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Chhath festival at her residence in Patna. Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi performs puja with family members on the occasion of Chhath festival in Patna. A photo of  RJD President Lalu Prasad is also seen. <b>No Bars Here</b>
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New Ranchi jail inmate Laloo Prasad Yadav has apparently settled in well. There’s home-cooked food coming everyday, paan arri­ves from his favourite shop, and then there’s the steady stream of visitors, family and friends alike. Recently, a group representing the fishermen community came to see their leader all the way from Patna. Such mee­tings are not held with him in his cell, the venue is the jailor’s office. An assist­ant says tea, snacks and gossip keep him happy and active. Indeed, he’s well on his way to converting the jail into his political office. File photo of Rashtriya Janata Dal President, Lalu Prasad who was sentenced to 5 years in jail in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi. <b>The fall</b> Laloo arriving at the special CBI court in Ranchi on Sept 30. The court convicted him in one fodder scam case. <b>Home in glory</b> Laloo takes a cycle-rickshaw home after a grilling at the CBI office in Patna in 1998 <b>Barred in Beur</b> With Rabri Devi installed as CM, Laloo spent time in Beur Jail in a disproportionate assets case in which he was later given benefit of doubt. <b>High display</b> Obtaining bail in 1997, Laloo takes an elephant ride to get home. <b>Daily ritual</b> Laloo tended to his cows daily, even when he was CM. The cows were pampered in an air-conditioned shed. <b>Work as usual</b> Laloo and CM Rabri Devi at an election rally in Madhepura in 1998 RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, arrives at the special CBI Court  in Ranchi, Jharkhand. A deserted look of the Rashtriya Janta Dal state office in Patna after RJD chief Lalu Prasad was convicted by a special CBI court in fodder scam case and was sent to jail. RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, arrives at the special CBI Court  in Ranchi, Jharkhand. In a body blow to RJD before next year's Lok Sabha polls, its President Lalu Prasad was convicted by a special CBI court in the fodder scam corruption case that disqualifies him from Parliament and renders him ineligible for contesting elections for at least six years. RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to reporters as he arrives with his son Tejaswi Yadav at the special CBI court in Ranchi. The court convicted Lalu in Chaibasa fodder scam. Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and  RJD President Lalu Prasad at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi.  RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the party meeting in Patna. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav greets people on Eid in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad offers prayers at Vindhyavasini temple at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur district on Friday. <b>Crackerjack Hurrahs</b>
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Laloo Prasad Yadav is upbeat after the victory in the Maharajganj byelections. He sniffs a reversal of fortune, that fickle maid. So it was a good-natured Laloo that landed up at the residence of a Union minister where a joint bir­thday party was in session. Tur­ned out it was Laloo’s birthday on June 11, a few days after the bash. A cake was hastily produced and the neta cut it and was later given a bite of the tasty dessert. The RJD chief was happy to have ‘happy birthday Lalooji’ sung with gusto by the gathering. But then Laloo may be anything if not a good sport. Perhaps his halc­yon days will be back, acco­mp­anied by a breezy mood riding on Nitish Kumar’s mounting problems. RJD chief Lalu Prasad greets party candidate Prabhunath Singh after victory in Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-election in Patna. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad talks to the media after his party candidate Prabhunath Singh wins by-election at the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat in Patna. <b>Grand durbar</b> Sonia and Manmohan with the allies at Race Course Road RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi during the party's Parivartan Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference in Patna. RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during the ongoing budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi. <b>Is This Exit Stage Zone?</b>
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Elections in Bihar may still be three years away but the political wars are heating up there. Both Laloo Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan have been continuously campaigning against the Nitish Kumar government but the signs haven’t been good. We are not talking divine intervention here but in near- identical incidents, the stage for the public meetings of these two opposition leaders collapsed, leaving both slightly worse for the wear. Now, it isn’t the injuries that’s causing them concern but what the collapse could imply for their political future. Certainly the stages collapsing hasn’t gone down as a good sign among supporters. Some party sidekicks, though, are still offering flattering conclusions, like it’s natural for a stage to give way with political heavyweights like them on it (and more gathering around them and overloading it). How can this be a bad sign, they ask? If anything, it’s a sign that more and more support is pouring in for their parties. Indeed. RJD chief Lalu Prasad at High Court Mazar during the annual Urs in Patna. Lalu Prasad greeted with garland after being re elected RJD National president during party national council meeting in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaks during the party's national executive meeting in Patna. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad is offering ‘Chura-Dahi to Members of Tibetan Parliament members  during Makar Sankranti celebrations at his residence in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad celebrates Makar Sankranti festival in Patna.  JD-U President Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session. RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing a public meeting during Parivartan yatra in Supaul district of Bihar. DMK leader TR Baalu and RJD leader Lalu Prasad at an all-party meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Parliament on the first day of its winter session, in New Delhi. Former Railways Minister and RJD party president Lalu Prasad Yadav, second left, and his wife Rabri Devi, foreground right, with other family members offer prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of the festival of Chhat in New Delhi. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad is garlanded along with party leaders Raghuvansh Singh and Taslimuddin during his Parivartan Yatra in Kishanganj. RJD's Lalu Prasad, CPM's Prakash Karat, CPI's AB Bardhan, LJP's Ramvilas Paswan and CPI's D Raja at the 2nd National Convention of Politics of Terror: Targeting Muslim Youth in New Delhi. <b>Eternal entertainer</b> A young Laloo Prasad Yadav RJD Chief Lalu Prasad addressing a press confrence in Patna.  Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad along with party MPs after casting vote for the election of the President in Parliament House in New Delhi. UPA Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan during his election campaign in Ranchi. Veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee files nomination papers for Presidential election in presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other leaders, in Parliament in New Delhi. <b>Abhi toh main jawaan hoon</b>Birthday boy Lalu Prasad feeds wife Rabri Devi a piece of cake during his 65 birthday celebration at his official residence in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav exchanges cake with wife Rabri Devi during his 65 birthday celebration at his official residence in Patna. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley along with Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad release the book <i>Straight Thoughts</i> authored by Vijay Darda (2nd R), Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman, Lokmat Media Limited, at a function in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at a meeting with jewellers in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Parliament House on the opening day of Budget session, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar exchange greetings after a meeting with the leaders of various political parties convened by the Speaker at Parliament in New Delhi. Senior BJP leader L K Advani, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and RJD chief Lalu Prasad after an all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for the budget session, in New Delhi. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with Senior BJP leader L K Advani, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and other leaders after an all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for the budget session, in New Delhi. Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav coming out after appearing in a court in connection the fodder scam, in Patna. RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. RJD President Lalu Prasad shows a copy of Lokpal Bill outside Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at Parliament on the first day of its winter session, in New Delhi. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during an all party meeting for the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi. **Combo** The Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill meeting Team Anna at the Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad with the victims’ families of the Forbesganj police firing incident at village Bhajanpur of Forbesganj. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley speaks as other leaders look on at an all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill at 7RCR in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh interacts with LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad during an Iftaar party at 7RCR in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing partymen during a protest dharna against Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority land scam and Forbisganj police firing, in Patna.  **TV GRAB** Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi meeting RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the corridor  at Parliament House in the absence of a room with his name plate in New Delhi. Social activist Anna Hazare with RJD chief Lalu Prasad after a meeting in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks to the media at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget session in New Delhi. Former chief minister of Bihar and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav perform rituals for the Goddess Yamuna in Mathura on Saturday night. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament House during the ongoing winter session in New Delhi. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad gestures during a press conference after his party loss in the Bihar Assembly polls in Patna. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad (C) and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan address the media after their loss in the Bihar Assembly polls in Patna.  RJD chief Lalu Prasad addresses a press conference in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his wife Rabri Devi before a press conference at their residence in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan at an election rally in Gaya during the ongoing Bihar assembly polls. Tejaswi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, speaks during a Bihar Assembly election campaign at Barachaati in Bihar RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing an election rally in Patna during the ongoing Bihar assembly polls. RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing an election rally in Patna during the on going Bihar assembly polls. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav addresses mediapersons during his introduction at a press conference in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad interacts with party candidates during a meeting in connection with the upcoming Assembly elections in Patna. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan during an Iftar party in Patna on Friday Aug 27, 2010. RJD chief Lalu Prasad interacts with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav outside Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi. Dissatisfied with the quantum of hike in the salaries approved by the Cabinet, members from non-BJP opposition parties today stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha demanding that wages be raised to at least Rs 80,001. The members, led by RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, created uproar and forced two adjournments before the one for the day soon after the lunch recess. A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaking in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Prasad raised slogans alleging a deal between the Congress and the BJP to get its support for the nuclear liability bill in return for letting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi off the hook in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The Government rubbished the charge.
A TV Grab image shows members disrupt the proceedings in Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Non-BJP opposition parties today stalled Parliament alleging a deal between Congress and BJP for a smooth passage of the civil nuclear liability bill in return for letting the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi off the hook in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. A TV Grab shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaking in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Members of several parties led by RJD chief Lalu Prasad today forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha for two hours protesting against the deferment of the MPs' pay hike bill by the government. A TV Grab image shows, RJD chief Lalu Prasad shout in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament. BJP and BSP members clashed in the Rajya Sabha today on the issue of police firing on farmers in Uttar Pradesh protesting land acquisition.
A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad and other opposition members shout in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. The Lok Sabha was today adjourned till noon following uproar over the decision of a Group of Ministers to include caste in census at the biometric stage. RJD chief Lalu Prasad looks at the locked main gates of Bihar Assembly, after a clash between ruling and opposition legislator during the ongoing monsoon session, in Patna.  RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav shouts slogans as he marches with his supporters during the Bihar bandh against price rise, in Patna.  RJD chief Lalu Prasad gestures while addressing a press conference in Patna. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being offered a piece of cake by his wife Rabri Devi during his 63rd birthday celebration at their residence in Patna. Lok Janashakti Party Chief Ramvilas Paswan is also seen. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav wears a silver crown during Yadav Jagran meeting in Patna. A TV Grab image shows RJD supremo Lalu Prasad speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Discussion on caste-based census in the Lok Sabha got derailed today with the Bharatiya Janata Party raising the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators, clashing with RJD chief Lalu Prasad who wanted the issue of backwards to take precedence. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders during a protest against rising prices of essential commodities outside Parliament House in New Delhi. A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaking during the Cut Motion debate in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference at his residence in Patna. Lalu said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should not be much worried about tapping of his phone if he did not done anything wrong. Rashtriya Janta Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference at his residence in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad holding a sword during Babu Veer Kunwar Singh Vijay Utsav Samaroh in Patna. Medical students of UP seeking blessing from RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Patna. AB Bardhan, Chaudhary Ajit Singh, Sitaram Yechury, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Prem Chand Gupta during the meeting of non-UPA and non-NDA parties over the issue of price rise, in New Delhi. Union Railway Minister Mamata Bernarjee interacts with RJD Chief leader Lalu Prasad Yadav after attending an all-party meeting in the Parliament to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi. Finance Minister and Leader of the Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj with RJD Chief leader Lalu Prasad Yadav along with other leaders at an all-party meeting to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill, at Parliament in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav watching the news on a television regarding Supreme Court’s order that gave respite to him in the disproportionate assets case, at his residence in Patna. The Supreme Court today held that Bihar Government does not have the authority to file an appeal in the Patna High Court against him and his wife in a disproportionate assets case, which was prosecuted by the CBI. RJD chief Lalu Prasad at a meeting of Extreme Backward Sena meeting in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. <b>Opposing Yadavs</b> Mulayam-Laloo oppose women’s reservation RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media over Women's Reservation Bill at Parliament House in New Delhi. RJD and Samajwadi Party members today staged a walk out in Rajya Sabha demanding revocation of the suspension of seven members who were marshalled out from the House for their unruly behaviour while protesting against the Women's Reservation Bill. Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, looks on as RJD party president Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media against the Women's Reservation Bill, outside the Parliament in New Delhi. Congress President Sonia Gandhi today took a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad telling him in a lighter vein that he needed to be on the side of the Women's Reservation Bill since he has seven daughters. Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav join their hands as they come out of the Parliament House to protest against Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi. RJD and SP withdrew their support from the government over the issue. RJD chief Laloo Prasad speaks on Women reservation bill at his residence during press conference at Patna. He said his party will oppose tooth and Nail the measure and is even prepared to be marshalled out of the House. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav putting abir tikka on children's foreheads during Holi celebration in Patna. From left, India's opposition BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Janata Dal United Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and Communist Party of India leader Gurdas Das Gupta wave to the media after walking out of the Parliament House to protest against the budget for the fiscal year ending March 2011, in New Delhi. Former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks during the presentation of Rail Budget 2010-11 by Union Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav during a banquet hosted by President Pratibha Patil in the honour of the Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilash Paswan enjoying snacks at Sanjay Gandhi stadium after their arrest by the police, following a protest against price rise in Patna. RJD had called for Bihar bandh on the price rise issue. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi along with supporters taking out a march as part of party's Bihar bandh against price hike and black marketing, in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav eating a chilly while having snacks, at Sanjay Gandhi stadium after his arrest by the police, following a protest against price rise in Patna. RJD had called for Bihar bandh on the price rise issue. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav campaigning road to road in Patna for party's Bihar Bandh programme against price hike. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav flagging off vehicles from his residence in Patna to advertise for party's Bihar Bandh on 28th of Jan., in protest against price hike. RJD chief and former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav holds the White Paper on Indian Railways while talking to the media at his official residence in Patna. NDA MLAs demonstrating against former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, following tabling of White Paper on Railways in Parliament, at the entrance of Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna. MLAs demanded CBI probe into the matter. After Mamata di had vanquished the Tatas, and the CPM, it was the turn of Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, this time with a White Paper on Railways, showing problems with the earlier Harvard-felicitated rail mantri's books. But the orizinal leader was not amused. He called it a Black Paper. Watch this space. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav enjoys a cup of tea during an election campaign rally at Satbarwa in Palamu district of Jharkhand. RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav with party leader Prem Chand Gupta at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing Winter Session.  RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with television star Saloni famously known as Gangubai, in Patna. Rabri Devi putting 'Tilak' on her husband Lalu Prasad's forehead on the occasion of 'Chhath' festival, in Patna. Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan ina helicopter. A Bihar court dismissed a complaint charging RJD supremo Lalu of landing an IAF helicopter on the national highway in course of undertaking an aerial survey of the floods in Bihar on August 1, 2007 without a prior permission. Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav reacts during presentation of the Rail Budget 2009-10 by her in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Happy Birthday Lalu! RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with his wife Rabri Devi celebrating his birthday with party workers in Patna. Railway no more.. The word 'rail' is seen missing from the nameplate of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav outside his residence in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Pradad Yadav is now just a minister, not the Railway minister. The fall of RJD's tally from 24 to just 4 has wrecked Lalu's clout with the Congress
Samajwadi Party General Secretary Sanjay Dutt addresses an election rally in Varanasi. Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan also seen. Lok Janashakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav join hands at an election rally in Saifai, Etawah. From left, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD President Lalu Yadav and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt gesture at Samajwadi Party's office in Lucknow. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during a meeting with members of All India Brahmin Samaj, in Patna. In a fresh jolt to the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced the formation of a 'secular alliance' that will contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar unitedly.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan pose at a press conference to announce their seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar ahead of general elections. Elections will be held in five phases beginning in April. <b>Monday November 3, 2008</b><br>
Meanwhile, election preparations are on in full earnest. Railway minister Lalu Prasad has
urged all MPs and
lawmakers belonging to all parties from Bihar to resign after November 15 to
protest against attacks on north Indians, particularly Biharis, in Maharashtra.
Here he is, seen with his wife, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi during Chhat
festival in Patna. <b>Monday October 27, 2008<br>
</b>And then things became worse. Rahul Raj(inset), a young man from Bihar, was shot dead by Mumbai police when he opened fire and injured a passenger in a double-decker bus in Mumbai's BEST bus headed to Kurla from Andheri, at around 9 AM in the crowded Bail Bazar area. The youth,
who was reported to be disturbed, was heard shoutng, I have no not come to harm any of you. I want to send Raj Thackeray a message. I have come here only to kill
him, as he brandished a country-made revolver.  Maharashtra's home minister
RR Patil immediately came to the defence of the police, but the issue has
predictably taken a Bihari versus Marathi turn. So much is the emotive power of
the events of recent days that political foes from Bihar -- Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan
-- have momentarily forgotten their differences, called the police action
murder, and come together to demand a judicial probe and action against
Maharashtra home minister. <b>Saturday October 11, 2008</b><br>
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, flagged off Kashmir's first-ever train. While 
protests carried on in J&K, the election commission decided to defer its 
decision on polls in the strife-ridden state as it announced the 
poll-schedule for the other five states that are due to go to polls. There would 
be one-day polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram while Naxalite-infested Chattisgarh will have two-phased elections between November 14 and December 4.
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<p><b>Aug 27, 2008<br>
</b>He is back. JMM chief Shibu Soren was sworn in as Jharkhand chief minister.
Once again. The photo shows the celebrations when the deal was sealed. Eleven ministers also took oath along with Mr Soren. All the Independents, except former CM Madhu Koda and Chandra Prakash Chaudhary have been retained in the new ministry. The new state cabinet has convened a special assembly session on August 29 to prove majority. 
Popularly known as 'Guruji'  Soren has faced criminal cases forcing him twice to step down as
union minister during the UPA rule under Manmohan Singh. He has been acquitted in the 1975 Chirrudih massacre case and also in the murder of former personal secretary
Shashinath for which he served a prison term from December 2006 to August 2007.
His being back in the saddle is seen as a quid pro quo for his support to
Manmohan Singh government in the July 22 trust vote.  </p>
And Lalu Yadav was in as superb form as ever during the trust vote. He used
parodies of film songs to make his point and hold the house enthralled, while he
carried on regardless of the interruptions: "<i>chaar saal pehle mujhe
tumse pyaar thha, aaj bhi hai aur kal bhi rahega</i>" and then concluded by
dedicating one more song to the Left: "<i>tum agar mujhko na chaho to koi
baat nahin, tum kisi aur ko chahogi to mushqil hogi</i>" Before that he
brought in an allegory from the Mahabharata about demons who could be killed
neither in the day nor by the night but at <i>gau bela</i>  or dusk.  He
said that the time for voting had been appropriately chosen because "the <i>rakshasas</i>
 are always vanquished at <i>gau bela</i>. And today too, the enemy will be
defeated at <i>gau bela</i>. But the voting should take place just after dusk,
at 6 pm, at <i>gau bela</i>." In the event, the voting was delayed, but
demons were slayed indeed. And because they couldn't end the logjam, they bought more time. The UPA-Left committee on Indo-US nuclear deal completed discussions on various aspects of the agreement and decided to meet again to finalise its findings.  In the photo: Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav shares a light moment with Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury. Happy Birthday, Lalu! For the record, the rail mantriji has turned 61. If we believe the official records, that is. Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his residence in New Delhi before presenting the Railway Budget. Rehearsing his shayaris, is he? <b>Tuesday February 26, 2008</b><br>
It's budget time again. And Railway Minister Lalu Prasad who announced the rail budget for 2008-09
was in full form. So what if there was slogan shouting by the opposition NDA and Third Front over
the plight of farmers? The rail mantri was oblivious to all this and happily
went on with his Chak De Railway bombast that included typical
Laluana doggerel that had, as the agency copy would put it, everyone in
splits.
<p><b>Also See: <a href=http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20080226&fname=railways&sid=1 target=_blank><font class=fontheadline>Will
It Stay On Track?</font></a></b></p> <b>Sunday October 28, 2007</b><br>
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses the massive crowd at RJD's Maha Chetavani rally (rally to warn) against Nitish Kumar government, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. The rally, was a political show of strength, and it sure saw an impressive gathering with lalu having booked 35 special trains to the venue to ferry his supporters from different corners of the state. His detractors had charged Lalu with misuse of his position and government resources, but the mantriji claimed that he had in fact provided extra business to the railways. Activists of RJD party take out a procession with masks of union minister for railways Lalu Prasad Yadav and leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly Rabri Devi, in Patna, during door to door campaign for party's Maha Chetavani rally against Nitish Kumar government. There have been accusations of misuse of public funds for the rally, which have been predictably denied by the railways minister <b>Thursday 2 August</b><br>
Railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav steps down from an Indian Air Force helicopter to take a look at the flood affected 
areas in Sitamarhi, Bihar. A complaint has been lodged by one Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the court of Subdivisional Judicial 
Magistrate in Muzaffarpur, Bihar against Lalu Prasad, his cabinet colleague Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and the pilot of 
the IAF helicopter for landing the helicopter on National Highway NH-28 near Maniyari, alleging it is a violation of rules 
under various sections of the IPC, including 308 (attempted culpable homicide), 279 (rash driving), 283 (danger or 
obstruction in public way), 431 (mischief causing injury to public). Ojha, a stringer with a local daily and a member of 
Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, has alleged that he had fallen on the road and sustained injuries when the 
helicopter abruptly made a landing on the national highway and the unexpected landing caused a long traffic jam on the 
busy road which had lasted for two hours. The court has directed Muzaffarpur SP Sanjay Ratan to investigate the 
matter and submit a report within a week on how the IAF helicopter landed on the highway without permission from the 
local administration. Though the Railway minister has denied any wrong doing, saying he gave no directions to pilots to 
land his helicopter on the highway, the Indian Air Force HQ has sent a report to defence minister A K Antony claiming it 
was on the minister's insistence that the pilot was forced to land on the highway, disregarding the usual norms for 
such a landing. 


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, hold copies of the ruling United Progressive Alliance's report card for the year 2006-2007 during a function to celebrate the third year of the UPA government in New Delhi. Concerned over inflationary pressures, the Prime Minister promised steps to protect the poor and vulnerable sections from rising prices while claiming that the UPA had created large job opportunities and poverty alleviation measures through massive public investments. In his foreword to the report titled 'Three years of UPA Government: Report to the People 2004-07,' the PM said acceleration of growth to 9 per cent has been made possible by an unprecedented increase in the rate of investment which is at an all-time high of around 35 per cent of national income. On the other hand, the opposition BJP released a 66-page chargesheet titled UPA's Three Years, Aam Adami's (common man's) Tear Years, alleging the UPA rule was faceless, directionless and spineless and led by a Prime Minister who has no say in his cabinet. 
<b>Sunday 4 March</b><br> 

Well, it was Holi. <b>Monday 26 February</b><br>
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav carries a briefcase containing the <a href=pti_coverage.asp?gid=39 target=_blank> Rail Budget for 2007-08
</a> outside his office, as he 
leaves for Parliament in New Delhi. Continuing his populist tune in his fourth railway budget , Lalu Prasad Yadav 
slashed upper class fares up to six per cent and effected a token reduction by a rupee in second class ordinary fares 
while proposing no across-the-board freight hike. Freight rates of diesel and petrol are also proposed to come down by 
five per cent and there will also be reduction in rates for minerals and ores. Maintaining his four years' record of not 
raising passenger fares and in an apparent bid to woo traffic from low-cost airlines, Yadav stated that the Railways 
has made a profit of Rs 20,000 crore in FY'07 without burdening the common man and the Return on Capital Employed 
(RoCE) stands at 32 per cent and the interest surplus stands at Rs 10,227 crore. <b>Monday 18 December</b><br>
Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi flash victory sign with their supporters in Patna. In a major 
legal victory, the RJD supremo and his wife were acquitted of all charges in a seven-year-old high-stakes 
disproportionate assets case in which an adverse verdict would have had ramifications on the UPA government at the 
centre. While Lalu was accused by the CBI of amassing property worth Rs 46 lakhs above his known source of 
income between 1990 and 1997 as the then Bihar Chief Minister, his wife was charged with abetting him in the alleged 
crime. The case was an offshoot of the infamous fodder scam. Lalu still faces six more cases in connection with the 
multi-crore fodder scam, estimated to be running into more than Rs 900 crore. It was this case for which Lalu Prasad 
had to resign as Bihar Chief Minister in 1997 and install his wife as his successor.
<b>October 5, 1998</b>
Sep 13, 2014
RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav gets a discharge from Asian Heart Hospital after going through a triple cardiac surgery in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad
Aug 17, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at election meeting in Chapra.

- PTI Photo
Aug 11, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur.

- PTI Photo
Aug 11, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur.

- PTI Photo
Aug 11, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar at a by-election rally in Hajipur.

- PTI Photo
Jul 26, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi at Iftar party in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jul 05, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad during 18th foundation day function of Rashtriya Janata Dal in Vaishali.

- PTI Photo
Jun 15, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to journalists in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 17, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad talking to the media in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 06, 2014
Lalu Prasad addresses an election rally at Gaighat in East Champaran, Bihar.

- PTI Photo
May 01, 2014
Seat Taken? Laloo and wife Rabri Devi, the RJD’s Saran candidate, at a Chhapra rally

- PTI
May 01, 2014
Wrong Equation Mulayam and Laloo are the ones who could halt the Modi juggernaut in their states

- AFP (From Outlook 12 May 2014)
Apr 24, 2014
Back in form Laloo’s RJD is a magnet for the Muslim vote

- Manoj Sinha
Apr 24, 2014
The Sentinels: Laloo and Mulayam

- Narendra Bisht
Apr 12, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his wife and party Lok Sabha candidate from Saran Rabri Devi during an election campaign rally in Chapra.

- PTI Photo
Apr 06, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Gaya.

- PTI Photo
Apr 02, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav raises his party flag during a press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Apr 01, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Arrah, Bihar.

- PTI Photo
Mar 30, 2014
RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing an election rally at Madhuban,East Champaran District Bihar.

- PTI Photo
Mar 28, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his daughter and party's Lok Sabha candidate for Patliputra, Misa Bharti at an election rally in Maner.

- PTI Photo
Mar 25, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his daughter and party candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti and supporters wave victory sign after Bharti filed her nomination papers in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 25, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and party Lok Sabha candidate Pappu Yadav at an election meeting in Purnea.

- PTI Photo
Mar 18, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his wife Rabri Devi during Holi celebration at his residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 15, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing a press conference at the party office in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 14, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad welcomes BJP and JD(U) leaders who joined the party in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 11, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally in Muzaffarpur.

- PTI Photo
Mar 10, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad welcomes former MP Pappu Yadav after he joined the party in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 06, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 05, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary and NCP spokesman Anil Jha join hands during press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 05, 2014
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad addresses a public rally at Gaya.

- PTI Photo
Mar 02, 2014
Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad, party MPs and senior leaders coming out after Parliamentary board meeting.

- PTI Photo
Mar 01, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addresses a press conference at his residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Feb 27, 2014


- Sorit
Feb 25, 2014
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad rides a rickshaw during his Raj Bhawan march in Patna after some of the MLAs broke away from his party.

- PTI Photo
Feb 25, 2014
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad rides a rickshaw during his Raj Bhawan march in Patna after some of the MLAs broke away from his party.

- PTI Photo
Jan 18, 2014
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde look on as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad exchange greetings at a function of a newspaper in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 18, 2014
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad lighting lamps at a function of a newspaper in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 14, 2014
RJD chief Lalu Prasad offering prayers at a Mazar in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Dec 29, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav meets riot-affected people at a relief camp in Muzaffarnagar.

- PTI Photo
Dec 18, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being welcomed by his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on his arrival in Patna on Tuesday.

- PTI photo
Dec 16, 2013
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav offers prayers at the ancient Deori temple at Tamar, Jharkhand after being granted bail by the Supreme Court on Chaibasa fodder scam case.

- PTI Photo
Dec 16, 2013
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav interacts with the media outside the Birsa Munda Central Jail, in Ranchi after his release. The Supreme Court granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case, in a relief to the politician who is behind the bars for the last two months after being awarded a five-year jail term.

- PTI Photo
Dec 13, 2013
File: The Supreme Court granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case, in a relief to the politician who is behind the bars for the last two months after being awarded a five-year jail term.

- PTI File Photo
Nov 09, 2013
Former Bihar CM Rabri Devi applying 'tikka' to a photo of her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Chhath festival at her residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Nov 08, 2013
Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi performs puja with family members on the occasion of Chhath festival in Patna. A photo of RJD President Lalu Prasad is also seen.

- PTI Photo
Oct 10, 2013
No Bars Here

New Ranchi jail inmate Laloo Prasad Yadav has apparently settled in well. There’s home-cooked food coming everyday, paan arri­ves from his favourite shop, and then there’s the steady stream of visitors, family and friends alike. Recently, a group representing the fishermen community came to see their leader all the way from Patna. Such mee­tings are not held with him in his cell, the venue is the jailor’s office. An assist­ant says tea, snacks and gossip keep him happy and active. Indeed, he’s well on his way to converting the jail into his political office.

- Illustration by Sorit

Oct 03, 2013
File photo of Rashtriya Janata Dal President, Lalu Prasad who was sentenced to 5 years in jail in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi.

- PTI Photo
Oct 03, 2013
The fall Laloo arriving at the special CBI court in Ranchi on Sept 30. The court convicted him in one fodder scam case.

- AP
Oct 03, 2013
Home in glory Laloo takes a cycle-rickshaw home after a grilling at the CBI office in Patna in 1998

- Outlook Archives
Oct 03, 2013
Barred in Beur With Rabri Devi installed as CM, Laloo spent time in Beur Jail in a disproportionate assets case in which he was later given benefit of doubt.

- Outlook Archives
Oct 03, 2013
High display Obtaining bail in 1997, Laloo takes an elephant ride to get home.

- Outlook Archives
Oct 03, 2013
Daily ritual Laloo tended to his cows daily, even when he was CM. The cows were pampered in an air-conditioned shed.

- Outlook Archives
Oct 03, 2013
Work as usual Laloo and CM Rabri Devi at an election rally in Madhepura in 1998

- Outlook Archives
Oct 03, 2013


- Sorit
Sep 30, 2013
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, arrives at the special CBI Court in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

- PTI Photo
Sep 30, 2013
A deserted look of the Rashtriya Janta Dal state office in Patna after RJD chief Lalu Prasad was convicted by a special CBI court in fodder scam case and was sent to jail.

- PTI Photo
Sep 30, 2013
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, arrives at the special CBI Court in Ranchi, Jharkhand. In a body blow to RJD before next year's Lok Sabha polls, its President Lalu Prasad was convicted by a special CBI court in the fodder scam corruption case that disqualifies him from Parliament and renders him ineligible for contesting elections for at least six years.

- AP Photo/ Sasanka Sen
Sep 30, 2013
RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to reporters as he arrives with his son Tejaswi Yadav at the special CBI court in Ranchi. The court convicted Lalu in Chaibasa fodder scam.

- PTI Photo
Sep 23, 2013
Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and RJD President Lalu Prasad at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo by Manvender Vashisht
Sep 11, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the party meeting in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Aug 09, 2013
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav greets people on Eid in Patna.

- PTI photo
Jul 27, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad offers prayers at Vindhyavasini temple at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur district on Friday.

- PTI Photo
Jun 14, 2013
Crackerjack Hurrahs

Laloo Prasad Yadav is upbeat after the victory in the Maharajganj byelections. He sniffs a reversal of fortune, that fickle maid. So it was a good-natured Laloo that landed up at the residence of a Union minister where a joint bir­thday party was in session. Tur­ned out it was Laloo’s birthday on June 11, a few days after the bash. A cake was hastily produced and the neta cut it and was later given a bite of the tasty dessert. The RJD chief was happy to have ‘happy birthday Lalooji’ sung with gusto by the gathering. But then Laloo may be anything if not a good sport. Perhaps his halc­yon days will be back, acco­mp­anied by a breezy mood riding on Nitish Kumar’s mounting problems.

- Illustration by Sorit

Jun 06, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad greets party candidate Prabhunath Singh after victory in Maharajganj Lok Sabha by-election in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jun 05, 2013
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad talks to the media after his party candidate Prabhunath Singh wins by-election at the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 23, 2013
Grand durbar Sonia and Manmohan with the allies at Race Course Road

- Jitender Gupta
May 15, 2013
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi during the party's Parivartan Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 26, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 21, 2013


- Illustration by Sorit
Mar 15, 2013
RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ TV GRAB
Mar 13, 2013
Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during the ongoing budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Feb 14, 2013
Is This Exit Stage Zone?

Elections in Bihar may still be three years away but the political wars are heating up there. Both Laloo Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan have been continuously campaigning against the Nitish Kumar government but the signs haven’t been good. We are not talking divine intervention here but in near- identical incidents, the stage for the public meetings of these two opposition leaders collapsed, leaving both slightly worse for the wear. Now, it isn’t the injuries that’s causing them concern but what the collapse could imply for their political future. Certainly the stages collapsing hasn’t gone down as a good sign among supporters. Some party sidekicks, though, are still offering flattering conclusions, like it’s natural for a stage to give way with political heavyweights like them on it (and more gathering around them and overloading it). How can this be a bad sign, they ask? If anything, it’s a sign that more and more support is pouring in for their parties. Indeed.

- Illustration by Sorit

Jan 31, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad at High Court Mazar during the annual Urs in Patna.

- PTI photo
Jan 20, 2013
Lalu Prasad greeted with garland after being re elected RJD National president during party national council meeting in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 19, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaks during the party's national executive meeting in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 16, 2013
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad is offering ‘Chura-Dahi to Members of Tibetan Parliament members during Makar Sankranti celebrations at his residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 14, 2013
RJD chief Lalu Prasad celebrates Makar Sankranti festival in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Dec 07, 2012
JD-U President Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
Dec 01, 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing a public meeting during Parivartan yatra in Supaul district of Bihar.

- PTI Photo
Nov 26, 2012
DMK leader TR Baalu and RJD leader Lalu Prasad at an all-party meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Nov 22, 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Parliament on the first day of its winter session, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Nov 19, 2012
Former Railways Minister and RJD party president Lalu Prasad Yadav, second left, and his wife Rabri Devi, foreground right, with other family members offer prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of the festival of Chhat in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi
Nov 10, 2012
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad is garlanded along with party leaders Raghuvansh Singh and Taslimuddin during his Parivartan Yatra in Kishanganj.

- PTI Photo
Nov 04, 2012
RJD's Lalu Prasad, CPM's Prakash Karat, CPI's AB Bardhan, LJP's Ramvilas Paswan and CPI's D Raja at the 2nd National Convention of Politics of Terror: Targeting Muslim Youth" in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Oct 24, 2012
Eternal entertainer A young Laloo Prasad Yadav

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Oct 07, 2012
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad addressing a press confrence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Sep 29, 2012
Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Jul 19, 2012
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad along with party MPs after casting vote for the election of the President in Parliament House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Jul 12, 2012
UPA Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan during his election campaign in Ranchi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 28, 2012
Veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee files nomination papers for Presidential election in presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other leaders, in Parliament in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Jun 11, 2012
"Abhi toh main jawaan hoon"Birthday boy Lalu Prasad feeds wife Rabri Devi a piece of cake during his 65 birthday celebration at his official residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jun 09, 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav exchanges cake with wife Rabri Devi during his 65 birthday celebration at his official residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 16, 2012
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley along with Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad release the book Straight Thoughts authored by Vijay Darda (2nd R), Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman, Lokmat Media Limited, at a function in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Apr 07, 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at a meeting with jewellers in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 12, 2012
RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Parliament House on the opening day of Budget session, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
Mar 05, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar exchange greetings after a meeting with the leaders of various political parties convened by the Speaker at Parliament in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Mar 05, 2012
Senior BJP leader L K Advani, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and RJD chief Lalu Prasad after an all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for the budget session, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Mar 05, 2012
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with Senior BJP leader L K Advani, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and other leaders after an all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for the budget session, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Mar 01, 2012
Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav coming out after appearing in a court in connection the fodder scam, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Dec 27, 2011
RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/TV GRAB
Dec 22, 2011
RJD President Lalu Prasad shows a copy of Lokpal Bill outside Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing winter session.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Dec 22, 2011
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ TV GRAB
Nov 22, 2011
RJD chief Lalu Prasad arrives at Parliament on the first day of its winter session, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Nov 17, 2011
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and RJD chief Lalu Prasad during an all party meeting for the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Nov 04, 2011
**Combo** The Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill meeting Team Anna at the Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo | Shahbaz Khan
Sep 05, 2011
RJD chief Lalu Prasad with the victims’ families of the Forbesganj police firing incident at village Bhajanpur of Forbesganj.

- PTI Photo
Aug 24, 2011
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley speaks as other leaders look on at an all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill at 7RCR in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Aug 24, 2011
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh interacts with LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad during an Iftaar party at 7RCR in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Aug 06, 2011
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing partymen during a protest dharna against Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority land scam and Forbisganj police firing, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Aug 03, 2011
**TV GRAB** Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi meeting RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the corridor at Parliament House in the absence of a room with his name plate in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 30, 2011
Social activist Anna Hazare with RJD chief Lalu Prasad after a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Mar 09, 2011
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks to the media at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget session in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Feb 06, 2011
Former chief minister of Bihar and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav perform rituals for the Goddess Yamuna in Mathura on Saturday night.

- PTI Photo
Dec 03, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament House during the ongoing winter session in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Nov 28, 2010


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- Sandeep Adhwaryu
Nov 24, 2010
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad gestures during a press conference after his party loss in the Bihar Assembly polls in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Nov 24, 2010
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad (C) and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan address the media after their loss in the Bihar Assembly polls in Patna.

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Nov 22, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addresses a press conference in Patna.

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Nov 21, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad along with his wife Rabri Devi before a press conference at their residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Nov 15, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan at an election rally in Gaya during the ongoing Bihar assembly polls.

- PTI Photo
Nov 14, 2010
Tejaswi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, speaks during a Bihar Assembly election campaign at Barachaati in Bihar

- PTI
Nov 07, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing an election rally in Patna during the ongoing Bihar assembly polls.

- PTI Photo
Nov 05, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing an election rally in Patna during the on going Bihar assembly polls.

- PTI Photo
Sep 25, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav addresses mediapersons during his introduction at a press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Sep 12, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad interacts with party candidates during a meeting in connection with the upcoming Assembly elections in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Aug 28, 2010
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan during an Iftar party in Patna on Friday Aug 27, 2010.

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Aug 20, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad interacts with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav outside Parliament house during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi. Dissatisfied with the quantum of hike in the salaries approved by the Cabinet, members from non-BJP opposition parties today stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha demanding that wages be raised to at least Rs 80,001. The members, led by RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, created uproar and forced two adjournments before the one for the day soon after the lunch recess.

- PTI photo/Subhav Shukla
Aug 19, 2010
A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaking in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Prasad raised slogans alleging a deal between the Congress and the BJP to get its support for the nuclear liability bill in return for letting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi off the hook in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. The Government rubbished the charge.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2010
A TV Grab image shows members disrupt the proceedings in Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Non-BJP opposition parties today stalled Parliament alleging a deal between Congress and BJP for a smooth passage of the civil nuclear liability bill in return for letting the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi off the hook in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

- PTI Photo
Aug 17, 2010
A TV Grab shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaking in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. Members of several parties led by RJD chief Lalu Prasad today forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha for two hours protesting against the deferment of the MPs' pay hike bill by the government.

- PTI Photo
Aug 16, 2010
A TV Grab image shows, RJD chief Lalu Prasad shout in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament. BJP and BSP members clashed in the Rajya Sabha today on the issue of police firing on farmers in Uttar Pradesh protesting land acquisition.

- PTI Photo
Aug 12, 2010
A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad and other opposition members shout in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi. The Lok Sabha was today adjourned till noon following uproar over the decision of a Group of Ministers to include caste in census at the biometric stage.

- PTI Photo
Jul 20, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad looks at the locked main gates of Bihar Assembly, after a clash between ruling and opposition legislator during the ongoing monsoon session, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jul 10, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav shouts slogans as he marches with his supporters during the Bihar bandh against price rise, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jun 12, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad gestures while addressing a press conference in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jun 11, 2010
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being offered a piece of cake by his wife Rabri Devi during his 63rd birthday celebration at their residence in Patna. Lok Janashakti Party Chief Ramvilas Paswan is also seen.

- PTI Photo
May 21, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav wears a silver crown during Yadav Jagran meeting in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 05, 2010
A TV Grab image shows RJD supremo Lalu Prasad speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Discussion on caste-based census in the Lok Sabha got derailed today with the Bharatiya Janata Party raising the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators, clashing with RJD chief Lalu Prasad who wanted the issue of backwards to take precedence.

- PTI Photo
Apr 27, 2010
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders during a protest against rising prices of essential commodities outside Parliament House in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
Apr 27, 2010
A TV Grab image shows RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaking during the Cut Motion debate in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 24, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference at his residence in Patna. Lalu said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should not be much worried about tapping of his phone if he did not done anything wrong.

- PTI Photo
Apr 24, 2010
Rashtriya Janta Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing a press conference at his residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Apr 23, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad holding a sword during Babu Veer Kunwar Singh Vijay Utsav Samaroh in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Apr 18, 2010
Medical students of UP seeking blessing from RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Apr 12, 2010
AB Bardhan, Chaudhary Ajit Singh, Sitaram Yechury, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Prem Chand Gupta during the meeting of non-UPA and non-NDA parties over the issue of price rise, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Apr 05, 2010
Union Railway Minister Mamata Bernarjee interacts with RJD Chief leader Lalu Prasad Yadav after attending an all-party meeting in the Parliament to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Apr 05, 2010
Finance Minister and Leader of the Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj with RJD Chief leader Lalu Prasad Yadav along with other leaders at an all-party meeting to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill, at Parliament in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Apr 01, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav watching the news on a television regarding Supreme Court’s order that gave respite to him in the disproportionate assets case, at his residence in Patna. The Supreme Court today held that Bihar Government does not have the authority to file an appeal in the Patna High Court against him and his wife in a disproportionate assets case, which was prosecuted by the CBI.

- PTI Photo
Mar 31, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad at a meeting of Extreme Backward Sena meeting in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Mar 11, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI / TV GRAB
Mar 11, 2010
Opposing Yadavs Mulayam-Laloo oppose women’s reservation

- AFP (From Outlook, March 22)
Mar 10, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media over Women's Reservation Bill at Parliament House in New Delhi. RJD and Samajwadi Party members today staged a walk out in Rajya Sabha demanding revocation of the suspension of seven members who were marshalled out from the House for their "unruly" behaviour while protesting against the Women's Reservation Bill.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Mar 09, 2010
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, looks on as RJD party president Lalu Prasad Yadav talks to the media against the Women's Reservation Bill, outside the Parliament in New Delhi. Congress President Sonia Gandhi today took a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad telling him in a lighter vein that he needed to be on the side of the Women's Reservation Bill since he has seven daughters.

- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Mar 08, 2010
Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav join their hands as they come out of the Parliament House to protest against Women's Reservation Bill, in New Delhi. RJD and SP withdrew their support from the government over the issue.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Mar 07, 2010
RJD chief Laloo Prasad speaks on Women reservation bill at his residence during press conference at Patna. He said his party will oppose "tooth and Nail" the measure and is "even prepared to be marshalled out" of the House.

- PTI Photo
Mar 03, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

- PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla
Mar 01, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav putting abir tikka on children's foreheads during Holi celebration in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Feb 26, 2010
From left, India's opposition BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Janata Dal United Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and Communist Party of India leader Gurdas Das Gupta wave to the media after walking out of the Parliament House to protest against the budget for the fiscal year ending March 2011, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo
Feb 24, 2010
Former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav speaks during the presentation of Rail Budget 2010-11 by Union Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi.

- PTI/Loksabha TV
Feb 17, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav during a banquet hosted by President Pratibha Patil in the honour of the Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
Jan 28, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilash Paswan enjoying snacks at Sanjay Gandhi stadium after their arrest by the police, following a protest against price rise in Patna. RJD had called for Bihar bandh on the price rise issue.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Jan 28, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi along with supporters taking out a march as part of party's Bihar bandh against price hike and black marketing, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Jan 28, 2010
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav eating a chilly while having snacks, at Sanjay Gandhi stadium after his arrest by the police, following a protest against price rise in Patna. RJD had called for Bihar bandh on the price rise issue.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Jan 27, 2010
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav campaigning road to road in Patna for party's Bihar Bandh programme against price hike.

- PTI Photo
Jan 21, 2010
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav flagging off vehicles from his residence in Patna to advertise for party's Bihar Bandh on 28th of Jan., in protest against price hike.

- PTI Photo
Dec 21, 2009
RJD chief and former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav holds the White Paper on Indian Railways while talking to the media at his official residence in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Dec 21, 2009
NDA MLAs demonstrating against former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, following tabling of White Paper on Railways in Parliament, at the entrance of Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna. MLAs demanded CBI probe into the matter.

- PTI Photo
Dec 20, 2009
After Mamata di had vanquished the Tatas, and the CPM, it was the turn of Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, this time with a White Paper on Railways, showing problems with the earlier Harvard-felicitated rail mantri's books. But the "orizinal" leader was not amused. He called it a Black Paper. Watch this space.

- PTI Photo
Dec 16, 2009
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav enjoys a cup of tea during an election campaign rally at Satbarwa in Palamu district of Jharkhand.

- PTI Photo
Dec 11, 2009
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav with party leader Prem Chand Gupta at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing Winter Session.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Oct 31, 2009
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with television star Saloni famously known as Gangubai, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Oct 24, 2009
Rabri Devi putting 'Tilak' on her husband Lalu Prasad's forehead on the occasion of 'Chhath' festival, in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Sep 05, 2009
Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan ina helicopter. A Bihar court dismissed a complaint charging RJD supremo Lalu of landing an IAF helicopter on the national highway in course of undertaking an aerial survey of the floods in Bihar on August 1, 2007 without a prior permission.

- PTI Photo
Jul 03, 2009
Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as former Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav reacts during presentation of the Rail Budget 2009-10 by her in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

- PTI / Courtesy Lok Sabha TV
Jun 11, 2009
Happy Birthday Lalu! RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with his wife Rabri Devi celebrating his birthday with party workers in Patna.

- PTI Photo
May 18, 2009
Railway no more.. The word 'rail' is seen missing from the nameplate of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav outside his residence in New Delhi. RJD chief Lalu Pradad Yadav is now just a minister, not the Railway minister. The fall of RJD's tally from 24 to just 4 has wrecked Lalu's clout with the Congress

- PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla
Apr 10, 2009
Samajwadi Party General Secretary Sanjay Dutt addresses an election rally in Varanasi. Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan also seen.

- PTI Photo
Apr 09, 2009
Lok Janashakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav join hands at an election rally in Saifai, Etawah.

- PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
Apr 03, 2009
From left, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan, Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD President Lalu Yadav and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt gesture at Samajwadi Party's office in Lucknow.

- AP Photo/Ajay Kumar Singh
Mar 26, 2009
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during a meeting with members of All India Brahmin Samaj, in Patna. In a fresh jolt to the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced the formation of a 'secular alliance' that will contest 120 seats in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar unitedly.

- PTI Photo
Mar 17, 2009
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan pose at a press conference to announce their seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar ahead of general elections. Elections will be held in five phases beginning in April.

- AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Nov 04, 2008
Monday November 3, 2008
Meanwhile, election preparations are on in full earnest. Railway minister Lalu Prasad has urged all MPs and lawmakers belonging to all parties from Bihar to resign after November 15 to protest against attacks on north Indians, particularly Biharis, in Maharashtra. Here he is, seen with his wife, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi during Chhat festival in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Oct 29, 2008
Monday October 27, 2008
And then things became worse. Rahul Raj(inset), a young man from Bihar, was shot dead by Mumbai police when he opened fire and injured a passenger in a double-decker bus in Mumbai's BEST bus headed to Kurla from Andheri, at around 9 AM in the crowded Bail Bazar area. The youth, who was reported to be disturbed, was heard shoutng, "I have no not come to harm any of you. I want to send Raj Thackeray a message. I have come here only to kill him," as he brandished a country-made revolver.  Maharashtra's home minister RR Patil immediately came to the defence of the police, but the issue has predictably taken a Bihari versus Marathi turn. So much is the emotive power of the events of recent days that political foes from Bihar -- Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan -- have momentarily forgotten their differences, called the police action murder, and come together to demand a judicial probe and action against Maharashtra home minister.

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Oct 14, 2008
Saturday October 11, 2008
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, flagged off Kashmir's first-ever train. While protests carried on in J&K, the election commission decided to defer its decision on polls in the strife-ridden state as it announced the poll-schedule for the other five states that are due to go to polls. There would be one-day polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram while Naxalite-infested Chattisgarh will have two-phased elections between November 14 and December 4.

Also See: J&K: Full Coverage



- AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Aug 27, 2008

Aug 27, 2008
He is back. JMM chief Shibu Soren was sworn in as Jharkhand chief minister. Once again. The photo shows the celebrations when the deal was sealed. Eleven ministers also took oath along with Mr Soren. All the Independents, except former CM Madhu Koda and Chandra Prakash Chaudhary have been retained in the new ministry. The new state cabinet has convened a special assembly session on August 29 to prove majority.  Popularly known as 'Guruji'  Soren has faced criminal cases forcing him twice to step down as union minister during the UPA rule under Manmohan Singh. He has been acquitted in the 1975 Chirrudih massacre case and also in the murder of former personal secretary Shashinath for which he served a prison term from December 2006 to August 2007. His being back in the saddle is seen as a quid pro quo for his support to Manmohan Singh government in the July 22 trust vote. 



- PTI
Jul 23, 2008
And Lalu Yadav was in as superb form as ever during the trust vote. He used parodies of film songs to make his point and hold the house enthralled, while he carried on regardless of the interruptions: "chaar saal pehle mujhe tumse pyaar thha, aaj bhi hai aur kal bhi rahega" and then concluded by dedicating one more song to the Left: "tum agar mujhko na chaho to koi baat nahin, tum kisi aur ko chahogi to mushqil hogi" Before that he brought in an allegory from the Mahabharata about demons who could be killed neither in the day nor by the night but at gau bela or dusk.  He said that the time for voting had been appropriately chosen because "the rakshasas are always vanquished at gau bela. And today too, the enemy will be defeated at gau bela. But the voting should take place just after dusk, at 6 pm, at gau bela." In the event, the voting was delayed, but demons were slayed indeed.

- PTI/ Courtesy Lok Sabha TV
Jun 25, 2008
And because they couldn't end the logjam, they bought more time. The UPA-Left committee on Indo-US nuclear deal completed "discussions on various aspects" of the agreement and decided to meet again to finalise its findings. In the photo: Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav shares a light moment with Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury.

- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Jun 11, 2008
Happy Birthday, Lalu! For the record, the rail mantriji has turned 61. If we believe the official records, that is.

- PTI Photo
Feb 27, 2008
Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his residence in New Delhi before presenting the Railway Budget. Rehearsing his shayaris, is he?

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Feb 26, 2008
Tuesday February 26, 2008
It's budget time again. And Railway Minister Lalu Prasad who announced the rail budget for 2008-09 was in full form. So what if there was slogan shouting by the opposition NDA and Third Front over the plight of farmers? The rail mantri was oblivious to all this and happily went on with his "Chak De Railway" bombast that included typical Laluana doggerel that had, as the agency copy would put it, everyone in splits.

Also See: Will It Stay On Track?



- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Oct 29, 2007
Sunday October 28, 2007
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses the massive crowd at RJD's Maha Chetavani rally (rally to warn) against Nitish Kumar government, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. The rally, was a political show of strength, and it sure saw an impressive gathering with lalu having booked 35 special trains to the venue to ferry his supporters from different corners of the state. His detractors had charged Lalu with misuse of his position and government resources, but the mantriji claimed that he had in fact provided extra business to the railways.

- PTI Photo
Oct 25, 2007
Activists of RJD party take out a procession with masks of union minister for railways Lalu Prasad Yadav and leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly Rabri Devi, in Patna, during door to door campaign for party's Maha Chetavani rally against Nitish Kumar government. There have been accusations of misuse of public funds for the rally, which have been predictably denied by the railways minister

- PTI Photo
Aug 06, 2007
Thursday 2 August
Railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav steps down from an Indian Air Force helicopter to take a look at the flood affected areas in Sitamarhi, Bihar. A complaint has been lodged by one Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the court of Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate in Muzaffarpur, Bihar against Lalu Prasad, his cabinet colleague Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and the pilot of the IAF helicopter for landing the helicopter on National Highway NH-28 near Maniyari, alleging it is a violation of rules under various sections of the IPC, including 308 (attempted culpable homicide), 279 (rash driving), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way), 431 (mischief causing injury to public). Ojha, a stringer with a local daily and a member of Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, has alleged that he had fallen on the road and sustained injuries when the helicopter abruptly made a landing on the national highway and the unexpected landing caused a long traffic jam on the busy road which had lasted for two hours. The court has directed Muzaffarpur SP Sanjay Ratan to investigate the matter and submit a report within a week on how the IAF helicopter landed on the highway without permission from the local administration. Though the Railway minister has denied any wrong doing, saying he gave no directions to pilots to land his helicopter on the highway, the Indian Air Force HQ has sent a report to defence minister A K Antony claiming it was on the minister's "insistence" that the pilot was "forced" to land on the highway, disregarding the usual norms for such a landing.

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May 22, 2007
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, hold copies of the ruling United Progressive Alliance's report card for the year 2006-2007 during a function to celebrate the third year of the UPA government in New Delhi. Concerned over inflationary pressures, the Prime Minister promised steps to protect the poor and vulnerable sections from rising prices while claiming that the UPA had created large job opportunities and poverty alleviation measures through massive public investments. In his foreword to the report titled 'Three years of UPA Government: Report to the People 2004-07,' the PM said acceleration of growth to 9 per cent has been made possible by an unprecedented increase in the rate of investment which is at an all-time high of around 35 per cent of national income. On the other hand, the opposition BJP released a 66-page chargesheet titled "UPA's Three Years, Aam Adami's (common man's) Tear Years", alleging the UPA rule was "faceless, directionless and spineless" and led by a Prime Minister who has no say in his cabinet.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Mar 05, 2007
Sunday 4 March
Well, it was Holi.

- AP Photo/ Prashant Ravi
Feb 26, 2007
Monday 26 February
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav carries a briefcase containing the Rail Budget for 2007-08 outside his office, as he leaves for Parliament in New Delhi. Continuing his populist tune in his fourth railway budget , Lalu Prasad Yadav slashed upper class fares up to six per cent and effected a token reduction by a rupee in second class ordinary fares while proposing no across-the-board freight hike. Freight rates of diesel and petrol are also proposed to come down by five per cent and there will also be reduction in rates for minerals and ores. Maintaining his four years' record of not raising passenger fares and in an apparent bid to woo traffic from low-cost airlines, Yadav stated that the Railways has made a profit of Rs 20,000 crore in FY'07 without burdening the common man and the Return on Capital Employed (RoCE) stands at 32 per cent and the interest surplus stands at Rs 10,227 crore.

- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Dec 18, 2006
Monday 18 December
Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi flash victory sign with their supporters in Patna. In a major legal victory, the RJD supremo and his wife were acquitted of all charges in a seven-year-old high-stakes disproportionate assets case in which an adverse verdict would have had ramifications on the UPA government at the centre. While Lalu was accused by the CBI of amassing property worth Rs 46 lakhs above his known source of income between 1990 and 1997 as the then Bihar Chief Minister, his wife was charged with abetting him in the alleged crime. The case was an offshoot of the infamous fodder scam. Lalu still faces six more cases in connection with the multi-crore fodder scam, estimated to be running into more than Rs 900 crore. It was this case for which Lalu Prasad had to resign as Bihar Chief Minister in 1997 and install his wife as his successor.

- AP Photo/Prashant Ravi
Apr 03, 2006
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