Lalu Yadav

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi defends tie-up with Lalu, rebuts BJP's 'jungle raj' remark August 19, 2014

    With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time." "Everybody has some lacunae which is corrected with time...Its wrong to say 'jungle raj'," Manjhi...
  • Congress hails Lalu-Nitish alliance, terms it as a 'good beginning' June 19, 2014

    Congress on Thursday hailed as "good beginning" the rivals Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar shaking hands after 20 years for Rajya Sabhya bypolls in Bihar saying it will be "great if a grand alliance happens" in future. The two parties coming together has led to the victory of two JD(U) candidates...
  • Sushil Modi plays up divergent views of Manjhi, Nitish June 10, 2014

    Aiming to create a fissure in the JD(U), senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday asked the ruling party to explain as to who between Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar represented the party's stand about its split with the NDA last year. Manjhi has claimed...
  • No question of alliance with JD(U), says Lalu Prasad May 18, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday denied that there was any move to forge an alliance with Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United. "There is no question and no possibility of an alliance with JD(U)," Lalu told media persons in Patna following reports that there will be realignment of the RJD...
  • BJP unlikely to gain from Nitish's resignation as JDU may join hands with Lalu May 18, 2014

    Patna: The man who is known for throwing political surprises has done it once again. With voices of dissent growing in Janata Dal (United) over party's electoral debacle, Nitish Kumar has resigned as Bihar's Chief Minister. "I resign on moral ground taking all responsibilities," said Nitish in a press conference on...
  • Modi questions Rahul for defending Ashok Chavan, Lalu Prasad April 2, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking how could he defend the nation's interests by supporting Lalu Yadav and Ashok Chavan. ...
  • Congress plays down absence of Lalu in Rahul, Sonia rallies March 31, 2014

    Playing down the absence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in election meetings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul in Bihar, the state Congress on Monday refuted any rift in the alliance and reminded that there was no example of joint address by the two leaders. "There is no tradition of joint poll...
  • LS polls: Rabri Devi challenged by estranged brother Sadhu Yadav March 25, 2014

    Patna: The Saran Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will see a contest between two siblings- former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her estranged brother Sadhu Yadav. Sadhu Yadav will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an Independent. Yadav, who was earlier a part of his brother-in-law Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya...
  • LS polls: Ram Kripal Yadav to contest against Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti March 10, 2014

    Senior rebel RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav, who resigned from a party post after being denied ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, on Monday declared that he would contest from Patliputra constituency in Patna against Lalu Prasad's daughter. "I will contest from Patliputra seat. This was decided in a meeting with...
  • Ram Kripal Yadav relents to Misa's request, says ready to fight polls March 8, 2014

    Patna: After differences over ticket distribution, senior Rastriya Janata Dal Leader Ram Kripal Yadav has conveyed his willingness to accept Misa Bharti's offer of allowing him to contest from Pataliputra. "I heard that she said that they will let me contest from Pataliputra if I want to. I accept her...
  • Not giving senior leaders ticket for polls party's decision: Lalu March 7, 2014

    Patna: Agreeing that senior members of the party did not get ticket to contest for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Yadav on Friday said that seat allocation is a collective decision of the party. "We accommodate as many youth and women as possible. I agree...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Congress dump RJD for JDU? March 3, 2014

    With the deadlock between Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on seat sharing in Bihar continuing, sources in Congress say that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is interested in forming an alliance with Janata Dal (United). ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha with Lalu Yadav in TWTW March 2, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on Lalu Yadav over his tussle with Nitish Kumar recently. ...
  • Lalu Yadav's comments on tea seller is a good wish for Narendra Modi: BJP February 15, 2014

    With RJD President Lalu Prasad expressing doubt over Narendra Modi selling tea and claiming himself a "real" tea vendor, senior BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav on Saturday said one thing is clear that even the RJD chief accepts that a tea seller could become Prime Minister. "Its another thing that he...
  • Lalu's arrest a strong message to political parties, says Jagdambika Pal October 3, 2013

    Congress leader Jagdambika Pal expressed his views over RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being sentenced to five years imprisonment saying the arrest of a prominent figure such as the RJD chief has sent a strong signal to all Political Parties. Political figures such as JDU leader Sabir Ali and BJP leader...
  • Lalu is a hero and will remain one: Rabri Devi October 3, 2013

    Patna: "Lalu Prasad is a hero and will remain a hero in future too," said his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi soon after a CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday sentenced the RJD president to five years in jail in a multi-crore fodder scam case. Rabri Devi was...
  • Lalu Prasad: From student leader to Bihar CM to fodder scam convict September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad stares into an uncertain future after his conviction in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi, he remains a leader who went on to became the chief minister of Bihar and a major force in national...
  • Lalu Prasad supports Indo-Pak talks amid attacks in J&K September 27, 2013

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Thursday, said talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif should take place as scheduled despite a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. "India and Pakistan should continue to engage with each other to strengthen bilateral relations," he told reporters in reply...
  • Congress expels Sadhu Yadav for praising Gujarat CM Narendra Modi August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's estranged brother-in-law and Bihar Congress leader Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav has been expelled from the Congress Party on Monday. The move comes after Yadav had met Narendra Modi on Friday and praised him saying that the BJP strongman has better qualities to...
  • Fodder scam: SC to pass order on Lalu's plea to change judge August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its verdict on RJD chief Lalu Yadav's plea seeking transfer of the trial court judge hearing the case against him in the fodder scam in Jharkhand. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had on July 9 restrained the...
  • SC to pass order on Lalu's plea to change judge in fodder scam August 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, will deliver its verdict on RJD chief Lalu Yadav's plea seeking transfer of the trial court judge hearing the case against him in the fodder scam in Jharkhand. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had on July 9 restrained the trial court from...
  • Maharajganj by-poll puts JDU's rift with BJP over Modi in focus June 7, 2013

    The setback in Maharajganj by-poll has put a question mark over JDU's growing rift with the BJP over Narendra Modi. While Nitish Kumar continues to play truant, the writing on the wall is clear - JDU will have a hard time in Bihar without BJP's support. ...
  • 'Thackeray had a special place in Maharashtra politics' November 17, 2012

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday paid tribute to the Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray who died in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon after prolonged illness. "A political era in Maharashtra politics has come to an end after the passing away of the Octogenarian Shiv Sena leader," Kumar said...
  • Khagaria violence: Lalu slams Nitish's 'poor governance' September 28, 2012

    A former MLA of the Janata Dal (United) on Friday snatched the carbine of a policeman on duty and started firing in air when a few protesters tried to attack the cavalcade of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Khagaria, Bihar, during his Adhikar Yatra. Ranveer Yadav, husband of present JDU...
  • Team Anna's attack on PM an attempt to stay relevant? May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna continued its attack against the government on Monday, targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and accusing him of turning a blind eye to corruption, even as the Prime Minister Office rejected one of their allegations relating to allocation of coal blocks, saying they were equitable and fair. Team...
  • PM is like a 'Shikhandi' for Cong: Team Anna May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on the government, Team Anna on Monday accused Manmohan Singh of turning a blind eye to corruption cases plaguing the country and said the Congress was using the Prime Minister as a shield like 'Shikhandi'. After targeting the Prime Minister for the first time on...
  • Govt scrambles for numbers as Lokpal goes to RS December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It's going to be a battle for numbers in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday when the Lokpal Bill is taken up for be debate and voting in the House. For now it seems that allies like the Trinamool Congress and regional parties like the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD),...
  • BJP slams Govt, opposes minority quota in Lokpal December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption almost got hijacked on Thursday over the issue of reservation for minorities. Pressure from RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh forced the government to bring back the minority quota in the nine member Lokpal. But now the...
  • Lokpal Bill in LS: BJP attacks Govt, Lalu slams Anna December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: It was a day of high drama in Parliament on Thursday as the government tabled the Lokpal Bill after numerous adjournments and several MPs voiced their protests on different provisions of the proposed anti-corruption legislation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) objected to minority quota and provision concerning state...
  • Lokpal: Lalu meets PM, plays minorities card December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Several small parties led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday registered their protests with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the exclusion of minorities from the quota in the Lokpal. Lalu was supported by Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Lok...