Lalu Prasad Yadav Biography
Lalu Prasad Yadav is an Indian politician, who has made a mark in Indian politics on the basis of his hard work. Lalu has also worked in many important positions and his party’s name is Rashtriya Janata Dal and he is also the president and founder of this party. Along with this, he has also been a former Chief Minister of Bihar, former Railway Minister and former member of Lok Sabha. Apart from Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and children are also associated with politics. His wife has also been the CM of Bihar and both his sons have also been ministers of Bihar. The name of Lalu’s family is associated with corruption as well as politics and at this time many corruption cases are going on against most of his family members.
Lalu Prasad Yadav Biography
Name : Lalu Prasad Yadav
Nick Name : Lalu
Birthday : 11 June 1948
Birth Place : Phulwaria, Gopalganj, Bihar, India
Zodiac : Gemini
Citizenship : Indian
Education : Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law
Religion : Hindu
Knowledge of Language : Hindi
Occupation : Politician
Party Name : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
Net Worth : 3 Crore
Birth and Family of Lalu Prasad Yadav
Lalu Prasad Yadav, born in 1948, belongs to Phulwaria village of Bihar State and spent his early life in this village.
Lalu’s father Kundan Rai used to be very poor and he was a farmer. His mother’s name is Marachiya Devi and she used to be a housewife. Lalu is the second child out of the total six children of his parents.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was tied in marriage with Rabri Devi in the year 1973 and from this marriage they had a total of 9 children, out of which they have seven daughters and two sons.
family related to politics
Rabri Devi is an Indian politician who has been the CM of her state i.e. Bihar for a long time. Rabri Devi also used to belong to a very poor family and it was only because of Lalu that she was able to become CM.
Lalu Yadav’s children are also associated with politics and both his sons are handling the work of their party.
His eldest daughter named Misa is a member of the Upper House, while his other daughters have been married in families belonging to political houses.
Wife, Children and Family Information of Lalu Yadav
Father’s name : Kundan Rai
Mother’s name : Marachiya Devi
total siblings : five
Wife’s Name : Rabri Devi
Total children : 7
daughters and two sons
Misa Bharti Devi
Tej Pratap Yadav
Education of Lalu Prasad Yadav
Born in a farmer’s family, getting education was no less than a difficult task for Lalu. In fact, in the village where he was born, people were not so conscious about education at that time. At the same time, the condition of Lalu’s parents was also not so good that they could afford the education of all their children. But Lalu used to have a lot of interest in studies and due to this interest he could become an educated person.
Lalu got his early education from the school in his village, while he moved to Patna with his elder brother to get higher.
Going to Patna, he took admission in the BN University here and from here he obtained a Bachelor of Law and a Master’s degree in Political Science.
After finishing his studies, Lalu started his career from Bihar Veterinary College, Patna and worked as a clerk in this college. Lalu’s elder brother also used to work in this college and he used to be a peon.
Personal Information of Lalu Prasad Yadav
No one has proper information about the day on which Lalu Yadav was born. Even Lalu Yadav himself does not know his date of birth. However, in his documents, he writes his date of birth as June 11.
His elder brother helped Lalu Yadav to get education and get his first job. It is said that Lalu’s brother used to live in Patna and as soon as Lalu had passed his school, his brothers brought him with them to Patna.
Lalu was jailed during the Emergency for the demand of Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and he has named his elder daughter after this act.
Despite being such a big politician, both of Lalu’s sons are not educated and both of his sons left their school midway.
Start of Lalu Prasad Yadav Political Career
Before entering Indian politics, Lalu Prasad Yadav had contested and won many student elections in his college. It was only because of contesting these elections that Lalu had helped to step into the politics of the country.
In the year 1970, Lalu contested the election to become the general secretary of Patna University Students’ Union (PUSU) and won this election. Three years after this election, Lalu also contested for the President of Patna University Students’ Union (PUSU) and this election
Lalu had also won.
Lalu took part in the ‘Bihar Andolan’ started by Jai Prakash Narayan in 1974 and during this time Lalu got an opportunity to meet many Indian politicians.
It was only with the help of the Bihar movement that Lalu was able to make his place in the Janata Party and he started his political journey by joining this party.
Journey of Lalu Prasad Yadav to become a politician
Contested elections for the first time in the year 1977
On behalf of the Janata Party, Lalu got a chance to contest the Lok Sabha elections for the first time from Chapra district and Lalu had won this election very easily. Lalu won this election for the 6th Lok Sabha in the year 1977 at the age of just 29 and became a member of the Lok Sabha at an early age. In the year 1979, the Janata Party government fell due to some reasons, after which Lalu Prasad Yadav left this party.
Joined Janata Dal Party
After leaving the Janata Party, Lalu Prasad Yadav joined the Janata Dal and after joining this party, Lalu contested for the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
Lalu contested for the Bihar Assembly for the first time in the year 1980 on behalf of this party and won this election. During this, Lalu Yadav also got an opportunity to play the role of the Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
Became Chief Minister for the first time in the year 1990
In the year 1990, Lalu was successful in becoming the Chief Minister of Bihar State for the first time and he remained in this post till the year 1997. During this time, due to some reasons, he had to leave his post. After which he handed over the post of CM of Bihar to his wife. Several investigations were conducted by the CBI regarding the role of Lalu in the fodder scam, one of India’s biggest scams and later he was also arrested due to this scam. After Lalu’s arrest, his party separated him from the party.
make your own party
After parting ways with the Janata Dal party, Lalu formed a party of his own. He named this party formed in 1977 as Rashtriya Janata Dal. Within a very short time, this party had made its place in the hearts of the people of Bihar. In the elections held for the 12th Lok Sabha in the year 1998, Lalu contested from Madhupura seat and won this election from this seat. After winning these elections, Lalu was successful in becoming a member of the Lok Sabha for the third time.
Due to the good performance of Lalu’s party in the Lok Sabha elections, he gradually started getting recognition in central politics as well. While becoming a member of the Lok Sabha, Lalu was also made a member of the Home Affairs Committee constituted by the Lok Sabha, the Committee on General Purposes, the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Member of Rajya Sabha appointed in the year 2002
In the year 2002, Lalu Yadav was nominated to make a member of the Rajya Sabha in the election assembly and he has also been a member of the Rajya Sabha till the year 2004.
Lalu’s party won the assembly elections held in Bihar in the year 2002 and he again made his wife the CM of this state. However, Lalu’s wife remained in this post only till the year 2005 and due to some reasons, she had to leave her post.
Railway Minister appointed in the year 2004
In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, Lalu contested from two seats in Bihar and won both these seats. In these elections, Lalu’s party won a total of 21 seats.
After the victory of Lalu’s party in the Lok Sabha, he extended his support to the Congress party and thus joined the UPA.
In 2004, Lalu was given the responsibility of the Railway Ministry by the Congress party for supporting the UPA party. This ministry was run by Lalu very well and he also did many things to get the Indian Railways out of harm’s way.
The way Lalu Prasad Yadav handled the Railway Ministry was praised by everyone.
Ban on contesting elections
In the year 2013, Lalu was convicted by the court in the fodder scam, due to which Lalu would not be able to contest the elections for the next six years. Due to this ban, Lalu has not been able to contest any election since 2013.
In 2015, the elections for Bihar Assembly were contested by Lalu’s family members and Lalu and his alliance also won in these elections.
At present, Lalu is serving the sentence of his crimes in jail and the work of his party is being handled by his sons.
Favorite Things of Lalu Yadav-
Despite being such a big leader, Lalu Prasad Yadav likes to lead a simple life and his choice is also like that of common people.
Some interesting information related to Lalu Yadav (Interesting Facts)
Lalu Prasad used to graze buffaloes in his village in his childhood and at this time he has to go to jail due to ‘fodder scam’ related to eating buffalo.
Many people consider Lalu Prasad to be illiterate, but it is not so at all and Lalu Prasad Yadav is a very educated person and has a degree in Political Science and Law. Along with this, he also had the membership of the Bar Association of the Supreme Court.
Lalu Prasad Yadav has also addressed the children of Indian Institute of Management and many famous universities of the world like Harvard, Wharton.
A case study was done by the prestigious Indian Institute of Management on the way Lalu had pulled the Railways out of harm’s way.
Lalu Yadav has always been in the headlines due to his speech and during one of his speeches he had said that he will make the roads of his state like Hema Malini’s cheeks. Due to this speech, he also had a lot of criticism.
The judge, who sentenced Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam in 2013, used to be a junior in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s college time.
While being the Chief Minister of his state, Lalu had also arrested Advani, a well-known politician. At the time when LK Advani was put in jail, at that time he was taking out a Rath Yatra for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
In the year 2000, when Jharkhand state was being carved out of Bihar state, Lalu was not in favor of creating Jharkhand state and Lalu had said then that after his death Jharkhand state would be formed.
Net Worth with Lalu Yadav (Till July 2018)
There are many cases against Lalu Yadav for having assets disproportionate to his income and there are many allegations of corruption against him, but despite this, Lalu has only a total of three crores of assets.
1. Net Worth in the year 2009 – 3 crore rupees
2. Total Liabilities in the year 2009 – 16 lakh
1. Net Worth in the year 2004 – 87 lakh
2. Total Liabilities in the year 2004 – 2 crore rupees
Other assets: 60 cows and 36 calves worth Rs 10 lakh.
Jewelery and precious stones around Rs 6 lakh
Controversy related to Lalu Yadav
When Lalu Yadav was the CM of his state, at that time he carried out the fodder scam. There have been allegations against Lalu that he along with his associates had cheated several crores of rupees in the name of fodder given to animals and about 900 crores was looted from the government treasury.
There are many cases going on in the court regarding this scam and Lalu has been made an accused in six of these cases. Out of these six cases, in two cases they have also been declared as criminals, while in other four cases they are yet to be heard.
In the first case of fodder scam, he has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with a fine of twenty five lakh rupees. Whereas in the second case, he has been sentenced to 3.5 years.
disproportionate assets case
About 20 years ago, a case was also started against Lalu and his wife for disproportionate assets case and both of them were found guilty in this case. Lalu and his wife Rabri had to surrender due to this case.
Although Rabri was the CM of this state at that time, so she got bail, while Lalu was kept in remand for 11 days and later sent to jail. But due to no evidence being found against these two in this case, they were released from the CBI court in the year 2006.
indian railway tender scam
In the year 2005, Lalu and his family members were also accused of taking bribe. CBI had found in its inspection that he had extorted crores of rupees for awarding railway tenders to several companies while serving as railway minister. . At present, the case is going on in this case against Lalu along with his wife and children.
Lalu Yadav is very famous among the people of Bihar and even after so many allegations, he easily wins the election every time. Lalu is one of those politicians who have a good knowledge of politics and with the help of this experience, now his sons are engaged in making their place in politics.
When will Lalu Yadav come out of jail (Release Date)
As everyone knows that Lalu Prasad Yadav has been accused of many scams, due to which he is currently in jail. Recently convicted of illegal withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda Treasury by a special CBI court in Ranchi, Jharkhand in February 2022. Let us tell you that in February 2022, a CBI court sentenced Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years in jail in the fifth case and also imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh. That’s why no date has come for his release from jail.