Indian politician lalu prasad yadav hails from Bihar. He was a political party Rashtriya Janata Dal’s president and served the country as Minister of Railways from the year 2004 to 2009 in ruling UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government. In Saran Constituency in Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav is a Parliament member in the 15th Lok Sabha. Lalu was a student at Patna University and he stepped into politics during student life only. In the year 1977 as a candidate of Janata Party, Lalu was elected as one of the members of Lok Sabha. He was one of the youngest members of parliament aged 29 years.
lalu prasad yadav is very famous as charismatic leader and for mass appeal. There have many criticisms on him regarding his caste-based politics and many corruption cases and alligations. From the year 1990 to 1997 lalu yadav served as Bihar’s Chief Minister and he had to resign because of being charged of corruption in the fodder scam. After his resignation his wife Rabri Devi was given the charge of Chief Ministry followed by some interruptions. Rabri was often accused of serving Bihar as Lalu’s ‘surrogate’ by political opponents. Tenure of Lalu Prasad Yadav as a Chief Minister was termed as ‘jungle raj’ for the lawlessness which Lalu was often criticized for. Persona of lalu yadav defies stereotypes.
Lalu was born on 11 June, 1948 in Phulwaria in Gopalganj district, Bihar, to poor peasant parents. He is currently serving India as the Union Railways Minister. lalu prasad yadav served Bihar as the Chief Minister for seven long years i.e. from 1990 to 1997. He married Rabri Devi on 1 June, 1973. He got involved in politics during his college years when he was a student of Patna University. When he was only 29 years old in the year 1977, he got elected in the 6th Lok Sabha and joined as one of the youngest members. From the year 1980 to 1989 Lalu also served as a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. During his Chief Ministry he was accused of fodder scam corruption and thus had to resign from the post in the year 1996. Soon after his resignation his wife, Rabri Devi took charge as the Chief Minister of Bihar after certain objections. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also the founder of RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) in the year 1997 which was taken from parent Janata Dal. Lalu became the Railways Minister after winning from the Madhepura and Chhapra seats (Bihar) to the 14th Lok Sabha in the current UPA government. Indian Railway’s financial turnaround has been the most prominent achievement of lalu yadav. The credit of bringing Indian Raiways out of bankruptcy which was predicted by the experts to be persisting in upcoming years too goes to Lalu Prasad Yadav only. From heavy loss to a surplus of Rs. 20000 crores, Indian Railways was led successfully by Lalu Yadav and the achievement was turning and amazing. Lalu was invited to deliver lecture at various Indian and International management studies institutes for this achievement which became a subject of study itself.
Popularity of lalu prasad yadav is immense among masses. There have been written many books on him and composed many songs in his honor. There are Lalu brand products in the market like dolls, cosmetics, chocolates and tobacco. Along with being popular as a leader he has also been sentenced in jails many times. For many wrong reasons Lalu’s brother in law has been responsible often. Lalu is also very famous on small screen and in bollywood as many actors can be seen mimicking him in many shows and movies.