RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav returning home today
Attribution:Government of India, GODL-India , via Wikimedia Commons

RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav returning home to Patna today from Singapore where he underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery. Both his kidneys were damaged due to chronic illness His daughter Rohini Acharya donated her kidney.  

His daughter, Rohini Acharya is widely appreciated and respected for donating one of her kidneys to her father. She has become a role model, a symbol of a daughter’s affection and sense of responsibility to parents.


She twitted saying she has done her duty and saved life of her ‘god-like’ father. Now, its turn of people back home to take care of the people’s hero.  

Lalu Prasad Yadav is among the most popular political leaders in India. He is known for a very strong connect with the underprivileged people who consider him a messiah for giving them voice and place in the society.  

He often spoke in Bhojpuri that gave him the image of an uneducated person. He carries his humble social background on his sleeves.  

Sivanand Tiwari, a prominent leader, in an interview, narrated attending a public meeting with Lalu Prasad Yadav. Ordinary people belonging to Mushar  community (a Dalit caste) lived close by. Upon learning about Lalu’s presence, children, women, men, all thronged to the meeting venue. Among them was a young woman with a baby in her arm, trying to catch attention of Lalu Yadav. Upon noticing and recognising her, Lalu asked,  Sukhmania, are you married here in this village

Almost a hate figure among the upper castes, he drew huge support from backward castes and Dalits in his home state of Bihar.  

He is credited with consolidation of lower castes that broke the backbone of feudal social order and shifted the power equation in favour of lower castes in Bihar. This transition in the power dynamics in Bihar meant good amount of disharmony in the society during his hay days.  

Many believe, criminal charges against him were politically motivated and aimed at removing him from the political mainstream.  




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