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RJD chief Laloo Yadav and his wife, Rabri Devi are the new face of Indian political families.
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PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2004 11:41 AM IST

The farce of social justice is still running successfully in Bihar. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Laloo Prasad Yadav's curriculum vitae boasts of numerous scandals, pending criminal cases and a host of other crimes. 

Bihar observers say he has single-handedly turned the once prosperous state into a permanent fixture in the BIMARU category.

No soft Hindutva for Laloo and also not going on the defensive against "fascism", his pet English word. He was seen as the only politician to have had the guts to halt LK Advani's rath yatra in 1990, after it had scorched a divisive trail across much of India.

Determined to keep his MY (Muslim-Yadav) combination intact, Laloo has fought hard against any effort to "spread fascism" in Bihar. His recent handling of the Togadia and Giriraj Kishore, who were sent packing from Patna airport, was a continuation of his policy of "taking no rubbish from the deshdrohis" (traitors).

Laloo Prasad Yadav
Year of entry into politics
: 1974
Top post: Chief Minister
Best Known for: Master manipulator, Mandalite and also famous for his quirk and humorous style
Constituency: Madhepura

Rabri Devi
Year of entry into politics: 1997
Top post: Chief Minister
Best known for: Efficient in running kitchen cabinet

Sadhu Yadav (brother-in-law)
Top post: MLA
Best known for: Always ready to wield a gun, landing in controversies

Subhash Yadav (brother-in-law)
Top post: MLC
Best known for: Cool and calculative in political moves

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