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The glorious days are gone!

Published : Aug 27, 2017, 6:08 am IST
Updated : Aug 27, 2017, 6:08 am IST

The land-for-hotels scam has not only affected Lalu in the political arena but even his die-hard supporters have begun questioning his credibility.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (Photo: PTI)
 RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (Photo: PTI)

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s past misdeeds seem to have caught up with him and Ganesha predicts that it is nearly impossible for him to resurrect his marred political career.

The CBI raids at Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Patna residence and its indictment of him and his family members in cases of amassing wealth through dubious means indicates that the self-proclaimed King of Bihar’s misdeeds have finally caught up with him. His reputation, even in his native village of Phulwaria, like his vanity, is in tatters. The land-for-hotels scam has not only affected Lalu in the political arena but even his die-hard supporters have begun questioning his credibility.

Name: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Date of Birth: June 11, 1948 
Birth Time: 9.17 am (unconfirmed)
Place of Birth: Gopalganj, Bihar

Corruption cases against Lalu, wife and son
On July 5, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi, and his youngest son Tejashwi for alleged irregularities in awarding contracts to run two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation hotels at Ranchi and Puri in 2006 when Lalu was the Railway Minister.

A self-proclaimed king
In 1993, when Lalu was the Chief Minister of Bihar, teachers in the state were not paid their salaries for months and they went to Yadav to complain. Lalu looked at them sympathetically but expressed his helplessness by saying, “The state coffers are empty”. One of the teachers countered him by saying, “But you have been hopping all over Bihar in a helicopter and that requires a lot of money.” Unfazed, Lalu responded, “Hum raja hai, raja ka kharcha thodi rukta hai (I am a king and a king’s expenses cannot be stopped).”

Lalu vulnerable to sudden downfall
In his birth chart, natal Rahu signifies the tenth house of politics and political career. Malefic Rahu has been transiting over natal Moon and Saturn through the ascendant. This is one of the most adverse transits for him as far as his political career is concerned. It indicates that lots of struggles and difficulties may make him vulnerable to a sudden downfall. Due to the affliction of natal Moon and first house, Lalu is likely to suffer emotional setbacks and volatile situations within his own party. 

Legal issues can cause severe damage to his political career
Transiting Jupiter will be passing over natal Ketu through the fourth house, while Saturn will be transiting over natal Jupiter through the sixth house. This shows that many misunderstandings, problems and doubts will suppress his public image. The frustration in his party and his partymen turning against him publically can be a matter of concern in the coming months. The affliction to sixth and seventh houses indicates legal issues which may cause severe damage to his political career. 

Nearly impossible to regain political credibility
As there is no support for Jupiter’s upcoming transit, it will be very difficult and nearly impossible for Lalu to regain his image, credibility and authority in Indian politics in the near future. 

The factors mentioned above may keep creating trouble internally (within the party) and externally (among public or voters) for him, and as a result, a path will open up for his opponents or rivals to rise in the political sphere.

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