Dynastic politics have come to stay — and the RJD is no exception. With party chief Lalu Prasad in jail, his wife Rabri Devi is set to lead the party with son Tejaswi. But for now, there is no move to formalise the arrangement, which appears to be the only way to keep the fragile peace within the party.
The July 10 Supreme Court judgment mandating the immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers may require fresh guidelines from the government to deal with the new situation.
In distress, people are known to turn to God. Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad is no exception. However, despite visiting temples and astrologers, he failed to get a reprieve he had hoped for on Thursday.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad apparently knew that he would be sent to jail in the fodder scam.
High level politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen had connived together in the Rs 900 crore fodder scam with only one "hidden agenda" to loot public money, a special CBI Court said.
The following is a list of politicians, government officials and suppliers of fodder jailed today for their involvement in the fodder scam.
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.
Indian politics has always been unpredictable. But the fact was driven home afresh in north Bihar’s Saran division just as the rest of the country was busy writing the political obituary of Lalu Prasad and his RJD.
A day after a CBI court in Ranchi sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to five years in jail in a fodder scam case, gloom had ceased to be the preponderant sentiment in the party.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Friday asked his party workers to reach out to the people and strengthen the party, a day after he was sentenced to five years imprisonment in the fodder scam.
Officials of the Birsa Munda Central Jail are yet to decide what job they should allot to RJD president Lalu Prasad but there was a hint that he could be given work related to literacy campaign.
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.