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Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav jailed over corruption scam

NEW DELHI: Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed on Saturday for three and a half years over his role in a multi-million dollar corruption case. Yadav, 69, is a former railways minister and ex-chief minister of the impoverished eastern state of Bihar where he enjoys huge popular support for championing lower castes. Last month the anti-corruption court found Yadav guilty of fraudulently withdrawing nearly $140,000 from the state treasury in a larger fraud dubbed the "fodder scam", which was worth…