Laloo typifies a common Bihari in true style, an average bihari man on street generally comes up with logic and assertions which makes us wonder about the other side of the story. Try and recall the early days of Laloo as the Chief Minister of Bihar, he used to do everything which people never expected in wildest imagination.
His antics crossed all limits and he tried every possible trick in the book to break the notion of a typical political leader. His mantra to connect with the masses was to be one of them. He would go around Patna in a rickshaw,on elephants back, host litti chokha parties, acting in local Bhojpuri films to Bollywood movies, organizing garib raillas, Holi revelry, participating in chatth and other local festivals.
He did everything to break the notion of a man in power. He spoke to the common man in his own language, native style; he chewed pan and tobacco just as people do in the rural side of Bihar. Like a master showman of Indian democracy he knew what clicked and what made him popular. But the show had a anti climax in the last elections when his kitchen cabinet was thrown out of power after 15 long years.
But the man has not seen the end of the day yet and continues to be featured on front page of all national dailies when he put on his Cricketing gears to play against his favorite media team.
Now we have a new dating site named after the famous political couple from Bihar. “We were inspired by Laloo Prasad and the marital bonding he shares with his wife,” said Bullet Mehta of Wiantech, the Mumbai-based software company promoting the website ‘laloorabri.com’.