HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

The Rise And Rise And Fall Of Lalu Prasad

How the mighty fall: the law catches up with Lalu Prasad

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.

An uncut diamond, Lalu was prone to invent his own curse

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.

Lalu swamped by five more fodder scam cases

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.

Lalu turns vegan to get bail, his 'kebab minister' goes jobless

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.

Lalu’s stratagem: Jail me in other 4 fodder cases too

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.

Lalu Prasad, Qaidi No. 1528 to get Rs. 46/day job in 15 days

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 day the cows came home

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.

The fodder game: When CBI got caught out

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.

Fodder bites: Caution all the way

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.

Fodder scam: The many cover-ups and the final conviction

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.

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