Lalu Prasad YadavLalu Prasad Yadav
is a former Chief Minister of Bihar who is presently serving his punishment due to involvement in 1996 Fodder Scam. He was born on 11th June 1948 in Gopalganj, Bihar, India.
He is the father of nine children, named Misa Bharti, Tej Pratap Yadav, Hema Yadav, Ragini Yadav, Rajlaxmi Singh, Rohini Acharya, and Tejashwi Yadav.
Lalu Prasad Yadav Political Career
Lalu was elected as a member of Lok Sabha in 1977 at the age of 29 years.
Followed that, he becomes a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly serving two terms between 1980 & 1989.
Prasad was elected as the leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1989.
In the same year, Yadav becomes Convenor of Committee on Public Undertakings and Chairman of Pustakalya Committee.
He became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990 for the first time and complete term of five years.
Yadav again elected as Bihar Chief Minister in 1995 and served until 1997. He was implicated in Fodder Scam in 1996 and splits from Janata Dal. Lalu formed his party Rashtriya Janata Dal the same year.
Lalu elected for the Lok Sabha three times more in the years of 1998. 2004, and 2009.
Lalu was disqualified from his Lok Sabha membership after getting convicted in the first fodder scam in 2013.
Also, he served as the Minister of Railways during the tenure of Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2009.
Lalu Prasad Yadav Imprisonment Details
Lalu was sentenced to five years of imprisonment and US$ 37,000 on 3rd October 2013 due to his involvement in first Fodder Scam.
His second sentence came on 23rd December 2017 in another fodder scam for 3.5 years. Lalu Prasad Yadav gets convicted in January 2018 in the third fodder scam.