WHEN LALU RETIRED HURT
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose youngest daughter Raj Lakshmi is married to Mulayam’s grand- nephew Tej Pratap Singh, recently donned the peacemaker’s hat to counsel Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh over the telephone. Lalu even tweeted about his ice- breaking discussion with father and son, when Akhilesh went to visit Mulayam at his residence. But on January 1, Lalu quietly hung the peacemaking hat when Akhilesh sidelined his father. His only comment in Patna was: Sab ulta ho gaya ( Everything’s gone upside down).