Lalu Prasad hits out at BJP after courts sends him to jail for 3.5 years in fodder scam

NEW DELHI: Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad on Saturday struck out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Ranchi special CBI court sent him to prison for 3 and a half years in connection with the fodder scam.Holding the BJP responsible for his sentencing, Lalu tweeted:”Instead of practicing BJP’s Basic Rule -“Follow us or We will Fix you “. I will pass away happily fixing myself for Social justice, harmony & equality.”In an effort & to strike an emotional chord, he likewise resolved a letter to individuals of Bihar and shared it in a tweet. He advised Biharis of the” long battle that he had combated against injustice and inequality” and informed them exactly what he has actually done over the years to bring individuals of backward castes at par with others.आप सबों के नाम ये पत्र लिख रहा हूँ और याद कर रहा हूँ अन्याय और ग़ैर बराबरी के खिलाफ.!.?.!— Lalu Prasad Yadav(@laluprasadrjd) January 6, 2018 He likewise urged individuals

not to be distressed with the decision.”Your love gives me the strength

, your worries make me stressed. I am not terrified. I have the assistance of the entire Bihar. You are my family,”he composed in the letter.Lalu was on Saturday sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison by a CBI special court in the fodder rip-off case. CBI court judge Shiv Buddy Singh, who had founded guilty Prasad, together with 10 others on December 23, also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him for two cases in the scam.He was fined Rs 5 lakh for each case, failing which he would serve another six months in jail, a CBI counsel said.The court had actually convicted Prasad for offences of unfaithful, together with criminal conspiracy, under the Indian Penal Code(IPC) and the Avoidance of Corruption Act.The rip-off is related to withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deogarh Treasury between 1990 and 1994 when Prasad was the primary minister of Bihar.The 69-year-old RJD supremo had on Friday submitted a plea looking for leniency from the CBI court citing illness and aging, according to his counsel Chittaranjan Prasad.The RJD went into a huddle immediately after the declaration of the sentence. This is the second fodder fraud case where Prasad has actually been jailed.He was sent out to prison for five years on September 30,

2013. Prasad was granted bail by the Supreme Court after having spent over two-and-a-half months in



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