Lalu Prasad, one of India's politicians who is liked and disliked in an equal measure, was convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi for the fodder scam case. The politician faces a possible jail sentence of seven years and disqualification from Parliament.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad was the primary accused in the fodder scam case. (PTI Photo)
The conviction of the vociferous politician, renowned for his wit, English and mannerisms, evoked a flurry of reactions from the online denizens. People took to twitter and other social networking sites to express their views on the 'defining moment in Indian politics'.
Comments ranged from people celebrating the conviction of the RJD leader to some betting that he'll find a loop-hole and escape. There were others who were confident that the conviction wouldn't affect his political career and he would bounce back as samosa was still stuffed with aalu (as Lalu had once famously said," Jab tak Samosa mein rahega aalu, Bihar mein rahega Lalu").
A poll conducted by the Hindustan Times sought the views of the readers on whether Lalu Prasad's conviction would result in the end of his career. While a majority of voters believed that this was the end of the road for the politician, about one-fifth of them believed he still had a chance. Here are the results: