14 Facts About Lalu Prasad Yadav

1. On 26 November 2001, Lalu Prasad Yadav was again remanded, in a case related to the fodder scam.

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2. Lalu Prasad Yadav was first sent to "Judicial remand" on 30 July 1997, for 134 days.

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3. Lalu Prasad Yadav received invitations from eight Ivy League schools for lectures, and addressed over a hundred students from Harvard, Wharton and others in Hindi.

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4. In 2004, Lalu Prasad Yadav contested general election from Chapra and Madhepura against Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Sharad Yadav respectively and won from both the seats.

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5. In 2002, Lalu Prasad Yadav was elected in Rajya Sabha where he stayed till 2004.

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6. In 1998 general for 12th Lok Sabha Lalu Prasad Yadav won from Madhepura, but lost in 1999 general election to Sharad Yadav.

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7. In 1993, Lalu Prasad Yadav adopted a pro-English policy and pushed for the re-introduction of English as a language in school curriculum, contrary to the angrezi hatao policy of then Uttar Pradesh CM Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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8. Lalu Prasad Yadav became popular among the Muslim and Yadav voters of Bihar.

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9. Lalu Prasad Yadav quit Janata party to join the splinter group, Janata Party-S led by Raj Narain, only to lose the re-election in 1980.

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10. Lalu Prasad Yadav married Rabri Devi on 1 June 1973, in an arranged marriage, and they went on to have 9 children: two sons and 7 daughters.

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11. Lalu Prasad Yadav was found guilty in third fodder scam case in January, 2018.

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12. Lalu Prasad Yadav entered politics at Patna University as a student leader and was elected as then youngest member of the Lok Sabha in 1977 as a Janata Party candidate at the age of 29.

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13. Lalu Prasad Yadav was born on 11 June 1948 and is an Indian politician from the state of Bihar.

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14. Lalu Prasad Yadav takes swipe at BJP and J over seat sharing arrangement.

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