Lalu Prasad

  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar 2 days ago

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • Live blog: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar press conference 2 days ago

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have joined hands after almost 20 years to fight a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United broke away its highly successful alliance with the BJP in 2013 and was routed in the...
  • Sonia Gandhi holds Iftar, shares table with Sharad Yadav and Lalu 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U). RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav were seated with Sonia Gandhi at the Iftar which was also attended...
  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar by-polls 6 days ago

    JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll next month, together. A final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30. Coming...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu July 24, 2014

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the bye-election on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra July 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypoll: Nitish July 21, 2014

    JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday said the party would contest the bypoll for ten Assembly constituencies together with RJD and Congress to defeat BJP. "JD(U) state executive has taken a decision to fight the bypoll for 10 Assembly seats next month together with RJD and Congress," he told reporters. "The party...
  • Police seize cash, valuables stolen from RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house July 21, 2014

    A sum of Rs 39 lakh and other valuables stolen from former RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house last month have been recovered and three persons arrested in this connection, police said. Acting on a tip-off about suspicious movement of one Kundan Kumar Sah near Yadav's residence in Saket Bihar Mitramandal Colony...
  • People fear 'jungle raj' return after JD(U)-RJD tie up: BJP July 18, 2014

    In a strong retort to senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who said BJP was scared over a probable tie up between his party and RJD, the BJP on Friday said not them, but people are afraid over prospects of such an alliance. "BJP is not scared. But the prospects of this...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu July 15, 2014

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • Lalu deposes in two more fodder scam cases in Ranchi court July 14, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared in a CBI court in Ranchi to record his statement in connection with two cases of the multi-million-rupee fodder scam. Appearing before Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge AK Rai, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief recorded his statement in one case related to fraudulent...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • JD(U), RJD demand OP Dhankar's arrest; Assembly adjourned July 7, 2014

    The Bihar assembly was on Monday adjourned till noon over BJP leader OP Dhankar's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana get married. The JD(U) and RJD legislators disrupted the proceedings and demanded his arrest. Expressing their anger, the legislators of the Janata...
  • Lalu hints at contesting Bihar Assembly poll with JD(U) July 5, 2014

    With both the RJD and JD(U) decimated by BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday indicated at fighting the coming Assembly elections in Bihar with the JD(U). "If the vote share of both RJD and JD(U) in the recent Parliamentary poll in the state is combined...
  • RJD marks party's 19th foundation day July 5, 2014

    The RJD on Saturday celebrated the party's 19th foundation day in all districts of Jharkhand with leaders pledging support to party supremo Lalu Prasad. "All leaders and activists of the party should continue to reach out and help the downtrodden and the deprived sections," party leader and Jharkhand Tourism Minister Suresh...
  • Now, ex-CMs can have 8 personal assistants for their entire life July 2, 2014

    Bihar government approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four peons and...
  • Bihar ex-CMs to keep eight personal assistants for life July 1, 2014

    Bihar government on Tuesday approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four...
  • CBI dismisses Lalu's petition for quashing fodder scam case July 1, 2014

    A special CBI court on Tuesday dismissed fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad's petition pleading that he should not be tried for the case after being convicted in the same offence earlier. The court of AK Rai dismissed the petition seeking to quash RC64A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 96 lakh...
  • CBI court rejects Lalu's plea to quash fodder scam trial July 1, 2014

    Lalu Prasad's plea to quash the trial of three cases against him in connection with the multi-million rupee fodder scam, has been rejected by CBI court on Tuesday. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief said he has already been convicted and sentenced in one of the fodder scam cases. The other...
  • CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad's plea to quash fodder scam cases against him July 1, 2014

    Ranchi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi has rejected former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's petition to quash other cases of the multi-crore fodder scam against him. Lalu Prasad, the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal, had petitioned the court that other fodder scam cases against him...
  • Bihar: Manjhi should be CM candidate, not Nitish, says rebel JDU MLA June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparking speculation about a possible split in the Janata Dal United (JDU), rebel MLA Gyanendra Singh met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. Gyanendra Singh has expressed his wish that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi should be the CM candidate in the upcoming Assembly polls instead of...
  • Lalu Prasad hits out at the Modi government over Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment June 25, 2014

    Patna: The political blame game over the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment has begun with Former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad slamming the Narendra Modi government for not taking any precautions. "This is gross negligence. From the day this government took oath, there have been accidents across the country....
  • BJP showed its real character, says Lalu Prasad Yadav June 20, 2014

    Former Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav attacked Narendra Modi government for the price hike in railways. He said that the BJP has showed its real character. Prasad also said that the price hike was completely unjustified. ...
  • Lalu slams Modi government for rail fare salvo on common man June 20, 2014

    Former railway minister and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad on Friday slammed the Narendra Modi government for announcing "big" hike in rail fare and freight, which he described as the "first salvo on common man". "The BJP befooled people in the general election by promising Achee din...They have fired the first salvo...
  • Voting for 2 RS seats continues, 13 JD(U) MLAs accused of cross-voting June 19, 2014

    An election for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state will take place today amidst once bitter rivals Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar supporting each other. Lalu’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will support two candidates of Nitish’s Janata Dal United (JDU). According to reports Nitish on Saturday had called Lalu...
  • RJD to support JD(U) in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 18, 2014

    Ending days of speculation, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad announced his party's support to the ruling JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election on Thursday. "RJD will support JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election to defeat BJP's game plan," he said at a press conference after holding...
  • Bihar: Lalu's RJD joins hands with Nitish's JDU for Rajya Sabha bypoll June 18, 2014

    Patna: Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has joined hands with Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Bihar. Nitish had sought Lalu's support in the coming bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. "I have talked to Lalu Prasad, Congress state...
  • Anti-BJPism is the issue now, not anti-Congressism: Jitan Ram Manjhi June 16, 2014

    Defending his predecessor Nitish Kumar dialling Lalu Prasad and Congress to foil alleged BJP design to topple his government, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said anti-BJPism was the issue now and not anti-Congressism. "It's anti-BJPism and not anti-Congressism the predominant issue now and hence there is need for all...