highs and lows of lalu Prasad

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Stud­ied LLB and MA from Patna Univer­sity Worked as a clerk in the vet­eri­nary col­lege at Patna 1977: Elected as Lok Sabha MP at the age of 29

1980-89: MLA in Bihar for two consecutive terms

1990-97: Be­came chief min­is­ter

1997: Janata Dal was split and Lalu formed Rashtriya Janata Dal 1997-99: Rabri Ya­dav be­came the CM 1998: Re-elected to Lok Sabha 2004: Relected to the Lok Sabha and be­came rail­way min­is­ter 2009: Relected to the Lok Sabha 2013: Con­victed in the fod­der scam, was sen­tenced to five years of im­pris­on­ment and ₹25 lakh fine for his role in the scam 2009-14: Re­mained out of power in

Bihar

2014: RJD won only four seats in Lok Sabha polls

2015: RJD be­came the sin­gle largest party in the as­sem­bly with a to­tal of 80 out of 243 seats. It came to power form­ing an al­liance with the JD(U).

2017: JD(U) chief Ni­tish Ku­mar ends al­liance with RJD and formed gov­ern­ment with the sup­port of BJP in the state

2018: Was again sen­tenced to 3.5 years of im­pris­on­ment af­ter con­vic­tion in the sec­ond case in the fod­der scam. Three more fod­der-scam cases against him are pend­ing in the court

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