You hate him yet love him, but is he loved to an extent that he can be visualized as the PM of our country. Well, it would have been possible 10 years before, when we blindly relied on parties without knowing the facts. But today, the scenario is seeing a drastic change in ideology and acceptance of anyone as PM. He though had a substantial contribution in lifting up the dying India Railways, however that alone cannot be the reason for him to seen as a PM. But still let’s view the journey of Lalu Prasad Yadav as a political leader and analyze ourselves.
5. Choo Choo Train
His performance has only been remarkable during his tenure as the Railways Minister. He is renowned for finding ways to uplift the industry which was in debt then. His innovation of ‘kulhars’ to support rural employment got him supporters. Such was his dedication towards his work that the Indian Railways witnessed profit. I am unsure of what had happened to this excellent demonstration during his role of CM.
4. The Controversy King
He can make the system strong by helping them understand where all what scams can happen. His experience of being the controversy king, from the Chaibasa to the Fodder Scam, from disproportionate assets to his infamous extended family, from political gimmicks to controversial statements, he has been there. During his innumerable years of service as CM in Bihar (including the time when Rabri served as Bihar’s CM), he led the state to a social and economic downfall. So, just wonder where he as a PM will lead the country to. A book on his life entitled “The Making of Laloo Yadav, The Unmaking of Bihar”, says it all.
3. Mera Andaz Hain Nirala
His whacky sense of humor has made him popular. For instance he is remembered for having passed statements like “I will make Bihar roads as smooth as Hema Malini’s cheeks” and “Jab tak rahega samose me aalu, Bihar main rahega Lalu”. His humor is further clear by the way he named his daughter, Misa is the acronym of “Maintenance of Internal Security Act”. Just imagine him becoming the PM and representing our country worldwide and being his witty self. Well, atleast he’ll be speakingJ!
2. Family Women Empowerment
This is the hot agenda for many political parties. But if someone is working towards it, it is Lalu Prasad Yadav. You must be wondering how and when that has happened. Well, he is the one who has pushed women into politics, women like Rabri Devi and Misa. It is rightly said that charity begins at home and he has literally proved it by pushing family members into politics. But we can still be hopeful that he will start motivating others to enter politics after successfully establishing his family members.
1. Achievements overshadowed
Though Lalu Prasad Yadav has become infamous and carries a negative image as a result of his involvement in scams and controversies, there are some unknown achievements of his political career which could have been a bonus, if not for his diversion into dirty politics. Few notable striking achievements are;
- He studied Law and has a Master’s degree in Pol. Sc.
- He was the youngest member of parliament at the age of 29.
- He in 90’s was lauded for his contribution to the party, as a result of which the party’s work was recognized by The World Bank.
- His leadership as a Railways Minister led him to being invited for lectures at Harvard, Wharton and IIM.