doi: 10.1017/S0021911813001642. Published by Cambridge University Press, 30 September 2013.

After this piece went to press, it came to be that seventeen years after the charges were first framed in 1996, a special court on September 30, 2013 sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav to five years in prison for his role in the fodder scam. Following his conviction, Yadav has also been disqualified from the Lok Sabha or the Lower House of Parliament. Yadav has since appealed against the verdict in a higher court.

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