Fodder case: Lalu Prasad loses Lok Sabha membership

New Delhi, Oct 22: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad lost his Lok Sabha membership on Tuesday following the Supreme Court's recent order on convicted politician. Prasad was sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted in a 17-year-old fodder scam during his stint as the chief minister of Bihar.

Jagdish Sharma of the Janata Dal (United) was the other politician who was disqualified from the Lok Sabha after being convicted in the same scam.

Prasad and Sharma became the first Lok Sabha members to be disqualified following the apex court's order. Rasheed Msood of the Rajya Sabha, who was recently convicted in a 22-year-old medical scam, was the first parliamentarian to be disqualified for indulging in corruption in the history of India's parliamentary democracy.

Lalu became the first LS member to face disqualification after the SC order

The apex court gave its order in July that lawmakers, whether central or state, convicted of criminal offences punishable with a jail term of more than two years.

The punishment of Prasad has, however, drawn sharp criticism from his party, which is believed to be facing a succession crisis following Prasad's conviction.

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