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Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav


Lalu Prasad Yadav is an active politician from Bihar. He is the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and former Chief Minister of Bihar. He also served in as Minister of Railways during UPA government. During his education in Patna University, Lalu Yadav jumped into the student politics. He was elected as then youngest member of the Lok Sabha in 1977 as a Janata Party candidate at the age of 29. He became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990, but resigned in 1997 because of corruption charges in Fodder Scam. In 2013 Lalu Yadav was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment and ?25 lakh fine for his involvement in the first Fodder Scam by CBI court. He was convicted in third fodder scam also. In second fodder scam he was sentenced with 3.5 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty in third fodder scam case. CBI Court convicted him in the fourth fodder scam case which is related to swindling of Rs.3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury. In this case total Rs 60 lakh fine imposed on Lalu Yadav along with 14 years of imprisonment.

Personal Life

Full Name Lalu Prasad Yadav
Date of Birth 11 Jun 1948 (Age 72)
Place of Birth Phulwaria, Distt. Gopalganj
Party name Rashtriya Janata Dal
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Social Worker, Advocate
Father's Name Shri Kundan Rai
Mother's Name Marachhiya Devi
Spouse's Name Rabri Devi
Spouse's Profession Politician
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 7


Permanent address 5, Deshratna Marg, Patna, Bihar
Present address Vill. Samanpura, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna - 800 014
Contact number 011 - 23357182
Email info@rjd.co.in
Website http://rjd.co.in/shri-lalu-prasad-yadav.html
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

After completing LLB and Master in Political Science from B. N. College of Patna University, Lalu Yadav worked as clerk in Bihar Veterinary College, Patna. His elder brother was a peon in the same college. Lalu's has total six siblings. Lalu and his wife Rabri Devi have 9 children: two sons and 7 daughters. Football, wrestling, cricket, kabaddi, badminton and other indoor games are his area of interest. He was President of Bihar Cricket Association in 2001. He is associated with sports clubs in Chapra and Patna. On 23 September 1990, Lalu arrested L. K. Advani at Samastipur during the latter's Ram Rath Yatra to Ayodhya, and presented himself as a secular leader.

Major Cases against Lalu Yadav:
1. 1998 Lalu's disproportionate assets case
2. 1996 Fodder Scam 2nd case of INR89.27 lakh scammed from Deoghar treasury: conviction in 2017
3. 1996 Fodder Scam 3rd case of INR35.62 crore scammed from Chaibasa treasury: conviction in 2018
4. 1996 Fodder Scam 4th case of INR 3.97 crore scammed from Dumka treasury: conviction in 2018
5. 1996 Fodder Scam 5th case of INR184 crore scammed from Doranda treasury: pending in court
6. 2005 Indian Railway tender scam: Lalu family booked by CBI
7. 2017 Delight Properties 45 crore benami disproportionate assets and tax evasion cases: Lalu family booked by ED
8. 2017 AB Exports 40 crore benami disproportionate assets and tax evasion cases: Lalu family booked by ED
9. 2017 Patna zoo soil scam

Political Timeline

  • 2017
    Patna zoo soil scam came up against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav. All three were charged with allegations of "gross irregularities" of selling soil from the construction of Tej Pratap's Saguna Mor mall basement.
  • 2017
    Lalu family booked by ED in AB Exports 40 crore benami disproportionate assets and tax evasion cases.
  • 2015
    Lalu Yadav's RJD became the largest party with a total of 81 seats in Bihar. His party made absolute majority government in Bihar with JDU. And Nitish Kumar became CM. But alliance broke down in July 2017.
  • 2014
    In 2014 General Elections, Lalu Yadav did not contested, but did huge campaign for his party candidates. His party won just 4 seats.
  • 2013
    Lalu Yadav was Disqualified from the membership of Lok Sabha.
  • 2009
    Lalu contested Loksabha elections from Saran and Patliputrs. Re-elected was elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term) from Saran. He again defeated Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Where as in Patliputra Lalu lost against Prof. Ranjan Prasad Yadav of JDU. He became Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha. He was appointed as Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Lok Sabha on 31 Aug 2009.
  • 2004
    Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term). Lalu defeated BJP's candidate Rajeev Pratap Rudy. He served as Leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha. He was the Member, General Purposes Committee from 2004 to 2009.
  • 2004
    He was inducted in Union Cabinet and became Minister of Railways. He served this post from 23 May 2004 to 22 May 2009. Most memorable initiatives of Lalu as Railway Minister were Garib Rath Train and Kulhad for tea at railway stations.
  • 2002
    Lalu was elected in Rajya Sabha where he stayed till 2004. During his Rajya Sabha tenure he served as Member of General Purposes Committee, Leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Rajya Sabha, Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development Member of Business Advisory Committee, and Member of Committee on Home Affairs.
  • 2000
    Lalu again contested Bihar Legislative Assembly elections and won (fourth term).
  • 1999
    He lost Loksabha Election in 1999 against Sharad Yadav.
  • 1997
    Lalu Yadav was charged with the allegations in several cases of Fodder Scam. Because of this Lalu broke away from Janata Dal.
  • 1997
    On 5 July 1997, Lalu Yadav formed his own party Rashtriya Janta Dal. In 2008, RJD received the status of recognized national level party, but was derecognised as a national party in 2010.
  • 1996
    He became National President of Janata Dal. Served this post from Jan 1996 to Jul 1997.
  • 1998
    Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term) from Madhepura. He served as Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha, Member, Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme and Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Boradcasting for around 1 year.
  • 1995
    Again won election and elected as Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. He successfully contested from Raghopur and Dinapur seats. In Raghopur he won with the difference of 54603 votes (defeated independent candidate Vishundeo Rai), where as in Dinapur difference was 23860 with BJP candidate Vijay Singh Yadav.
  • 1990
    He became chief minister of Bihar. He was Member, Bihar Legislative Council from 1990 to 1995. Lalu served as CM from Mar. 1990 to Jul. 1997.
  • 1989
    Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term). He contested on Janta Party's ticket and defeated Tajiv Ranjan Singh of JNP(JP).
  • 1985
    In five years Lalu's vote share increased to 45.56% and he again won from Sonepur seat. He defeated Raj Narain Singh of Congress Party.
  • 1980
    He was elected as MLA in Bihar assembly from Sonepur seat. He defeated INC candidate Jawahar Prasad Singh by 9167 votes. Lalu's voteshare was 48.18%.
  • 1974
    He joined Jai Prakash Narayan's Bihar Movement. Soon he joined Janta Party.
  • 1973
    He became President of the Patna University Students' Union (PUSU).
  • 1970
    Lalu Yadav entered in politics as General Secretary of the Patna University Students' Union (PUSU).
  • 1989
    He served as Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly, Chairman, Library Committee, Bihar Legislative Assembly and Convenor, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bihar Legislative Assembly.
  • 1977
    Elected to 6th Lok Sabha from Chhapra constituency, as youngest MP at the age of 29. He defeated Ram Shekhar Prasad Singh of Congress Party.
Net Worth3.05 CRORE
Liabilities16.27 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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