Rail Budget 2013: Ministers derailed post-presentation
From the second largest constituent in UPA-I, Lalu's RJD was reduced to just four members in the new House as against 25-odd MPs in the previous Lok Sabha.
Paswan had the shock of his life as he suffered humiliating defeat from his pocketborough of Hajipur in Bihar with veteran Ram Sunder Das of the Nitish Kumar-led JD-U trouncing him.
92-year old Das is the oldest member of the current Lok Sabha.
After being out of Parliament for few years, Paswan has now become a member of the Rajya Sabha, thanks to support extended by Lalu Prasad. Paswan was Railway Minister in the United Front government in 1996-98.
Congress veteran C K Jaffer Sharief, who was the Cabinet Minister for most part of the P V Narasimha Rao tenure from 1991-96 and is credited with ushering in the unigauge system in the Railways, has seen marginalised in the party for the past decade.
Sharief was only recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a CBI case launched against him.
George Fernandes, who was at the helm of Railways during the V P Singh Government in 1989-90, is unwell.
A JD-U member of the Rajya Sabha, Fernandes has been away from Parliament for quite sometime.
Congress leader and Union Minister C P Joshi's joy last year after getting the additional charge of Railways, was shortlived.
In the last Cabinet reshuffle, Bansal
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