THE UNMAKING OF LALOO YADAV
The Laloo Prasad Yadav,s five years Central Union railway minister, from 2004 to 2009. For a politician whose named had become synonymous with the chara ghotala (or fodder scam), his tenure at the centre remains remarkably spotless.
The man himself told me, possibly tongue-in-chek, “I have told me prime minister he should get the IB and the CBI to keep an eye on me. There are many who are waiting to trip me up, but I an not going to oblige them,”
At the same meeting, I asked him why he was so successfully at the Centre but failed so abysmally in the state. His disarming reply:”When I got the time to do something, I was put in jail. What could I have done?.
Laloo’s conviction this week in the fodder scam has brought the curtains down the political sense, rustic wit and an uncanny ability