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Lalu Prasad Yadav Railways


1. Lalu Prasad Yadav (लालू प्रसाद यादव) (born 11 June 1948) is an Indian politician from Bihar.

2. He was the Minister of Railways from 2004 to 2009 in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government

3. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990 to 1997 and is the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal political party.

4. He is a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha from the Saran constituency in Bihar.

5. He entered politics during his student days at Patna University, and he was elected a member of the Lok Sabha in 1977 as a Janata party candidate. At the age of 29 he was one of its youngest members of Parliament. Yadav became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990. From 1997 to 2005, with brief interruptions, his wife Rabri Devi was the Chief Minister.

6. He is famous for his charismatic leadership and mass appeal.

7. He is known for his secular politics, he stopped the Rath of Advani and jailed him, because of rising communal tensions due to advani's actions.

Laloo Advani Rath Yatra

Lalu Prasad Yadav's Achievements

1. Lalu Prasad Yadav entered politics as General Secretary of the Patna University Students' Union in 1970.

2. He led the student movement inspired by Jai Prakash Narayan, Raj Narain, Karpoori Thakur and Satyendra Narayan Sinha.

3. He was elected as a member of the 6th Lok Sabha on a Janata Party ticket at the age 29, becoming one of the youngest members of the Indian Parliament at the time

4. When he took over, the Indian Railways was a loss-making organization. In the 4 years under his leadership, it made a cumulative total profit of Rs.250 billion (US $5.2 billion).

5. Well known schools of management were interested in Yadav's leadership in managing the turnaround (with more or less the same IAS officers & the same workforce who worked under the previous ministers). He went to and addressed over a hundred students from Harvard, Wharton and others in Hindi. He has received invitations from 8 Ivy League schools for lectures.



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