The former chief minister of Bihar, Lallu Prasad Yadav, will work as a gardener in the Birsa Munda jail after being sentenced to 3 and half years and fined Rs 10 lakh by the special CBI court in connection with a fodder scam case. The case is relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been allotted his duty as a prisoner in the jail. Rs 93 per day will be paid for the job to RJD chief, as per reports.
“His conviction did not make him scared and that he’d never compromise with political ideologies of secularism and rights for Dalits and backward classes”, Lalu share his thoughts about his conviction and sentencing in an open letter, written in Hindi, on twitter. The letter launches a scathing attack on BJP, RSS and ‘Manuvadis’.
In a separate tweet, he accuses BJP of resorting to ‘black magic’ and ‘witchcraft’.
Lalu blames on BJP in his open letter on twitter, He is not compromised BJP’s simple rule, “Folow us or we will fix you” and says, I will die happily fixing myself for Social justice, harmony & equality.
Reacting to the sentencing, Lalu’s family and party members hit out BJP and Janata Dal (United).
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Lalu’s younger son said they would appeal to the High Court countering the judgement. The 69-year-old leader and his son have maintained that the conviction, given by a special court in Ranchi last month, was a case of political vendetta.
Mr Yadav’s party had been shunted out of power last year after Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance with him and the Congress and entered a partnership with the BJP.
Lalu’s younger son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav shot off a sarcastic post on twitter. “Thank you very much Nitish Kumar”
He “Lalu is not the name of a person but of an ideology. We, his followers, will not be cowed down”.
Lalu’s daughter also took to Twitter, questioning if Dalits and backward classes want justice.
The Bihar Congress on Saturday asserted that will not have any impact on the party’s ties with the RJD in the state after Lalu Prasad’s conviction in a fodder scam case.
Bhartiy Janta Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “His ego of social justice has been exposed. It is because of social injustice that he’s in jail”.