The verdict against the former Bihar chief minister cast a shadow over the future of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and will have a bearing on the course of state politics. Will run RJD as 'Sonia, Rahul guide Cong': Rabri | An uncut diamond, Lalu was prone to invent his own curse
Lalu’s witticisms have been overtaken in his own state by the dynamic governance model of the JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar. The fight against corruption gets a boost with the fall of a mighty leader.
If Nitish Kumar is the best finished product of the social justice movement, Lalu Prasad was, at his prime, its uncut diamond prone to invent his own curse. He lost his mass base to misgovernance, writes Vinod Sharma.
After the conviction and sentencing, Lalu remains an accused in five cases of the 55 filed in connection with the Rs. 950-crore fodder scam and the case are in various stages of trial.
A culinary ‘know-buddy’ who made a political career out of Lalu Prasad’s legendary fondness for non-vegetarian delicacies, is devastated to learn the jailed RJD chief has again turned vegan.
In a strategic move, the jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has approached different CBI courts in Ranchi urging them to take him in judicial custody in four other fodder scam cases pending against him.
Although, the task to be assigned to Lalu after 15 days in jail (as per rules) has not been decided, it is speculated that he would be teaching other inmates the fine art of politics.
The multi-crore fodder scam has finally caught up with Lalu Prasad, after several twists and turns. Ashok Mishra examines the case that unravelled Bihar’s messiah.
Five months before the special CBI court in Ranchi pronounced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad guilty in a fodder scam case, the CBI quietly transferred four key fodder scam investigators — Deputy SP’s AK Jha, BK Singh, Dasrath Murmoo and Ashesh Kumar.
Stung by the fodder scam, the animal husbandry department has moved from pen and paper, to click and portal. Department officials now upload all financial details on the website.
Several agencies blew the whistle on the Rs 950 crore scam but the powerful netas and bureaucrats, loathe to give up, tried to derail the investigations at several steps.