Laloo Prasad Yadav, the very mention of this name sprouts a barrage of thoughts in the mind of an Indian or somebody who follows Indian politics. Thoughts pertaining to politics, Bihar, Railways and comical gestures!
Laloo Prasad Yadav is the honorable railway minister in the present Congress led UPA government. Apart from his shrewd political acumen which saw him reign as the chief minister of Bihar for over a decade, he is renowned for his unique and characteristic way of presenting his opinion and thoughts to the public!
An exhibition of his political acumen could also be had from the fact that Laloo Yadav following his arrest in $280 million dollar scam appointed his wife to take over the reins of Chief Minister’s post in his absence, a move that shocked many in the corridor of power!
His way of dressing, demeanor and countenance has earned him many admirers from different quarters. Be it voicing his opinion or making a statement, Laloo Prasad has a unique way of putting it across to the concerned audience. Just like a course of meal is incomplete without a dessert, a political or national event would be incomplete without Laloo’s take on it. This is one the reasons he is a sought after politician for all news channels who try hard to get his opinion as his sound bite imparts a fine punch of wit and candor in a terse manner!
A glimpse of his popularity could also be gauged from the numerous comedy / reality shows which are being aired on different General Entertainment Channels in India. Many artists featuring in such shows at times choose to imitate or play a caricature of this politician whose few antics have been made memorable by TV artiste Shekhar Suman!
A few months back, I was watching the railway budget being presented in the Parliament and even amidst all the seriousness surrounding the address, Laloo came up with an comic act which brought smiles on the face of many including the speaker Mr. Somnath Chatterjee.
A Jester at times, at times a wily politician who sways the tide of politics in his favor, Laloo Prasad could be said to be a politician for different times with a difference!
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