Whenever history discusses Bihar's former chief minister Lalu Prasad, the fodder scam, or Chara Ghotala, as it is popularly known in Bihar, is bound to come up.
The scam not only changed the political future of Prasad, but also changed Bihar's politics.
It is the scam which ended Lalu's prime ministerial ambition, and dethroned him as the Chief Minister of Bihar.
The basic premise of this Rs 950 crore scam was very simple and that is why it remained undetected for almost a decade.
Text: Satyavrat Mishra, Business Standard