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: