Lalu’s ‘surprise’ hospital check draws BJP flak

Caught unawares, IGIMS director Dr NR Biswas rushed to the hospital and updated Lalu on facilities. Sources said the RJD chief later called up Tej Pratap to give his feedback.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published:January 5, 2016 3:49 am
lalu Prasad, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Lalu grand alliance, Grand Alliance spokespersons, Lalu Grand Alliance spokespersons, Nitish kumar, JDU, patna latest news RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his son and Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap in Patna on New Year’s day. (Source: PTI file photo)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who recently stirred a row after asking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to be more vigilant on law and order, carried out a “surprise inspection” at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). Soon after, the BJP accused Lalu of behaving like a “super CM”. Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is Bihar health minister.

Caught unawares, IGIMS director Dr NR Biswas rushed to the hospital and updated Lalu on facilities. Sources said the RJD chief later called up Tej Pratap to give his feedback.

BJP legislature party leader and former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said, “We want to know the legal status of Lalu going on inspection. He has been behaving like a ‘super CM’ and it is time CM Nitish Kumar acknowledged Lalu as his guru.”

The RJD, however, defended Lalu’s hospital visit saying he did not pass any instructions. RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said: “BJP has been making unnecessary noise. Lalu has not taken any administrative decision.”

Sources said the visit has not gone down well with the JD(U). A senior JD (U) leader said the RJD chief should “refrain from doing such things as his every action is under the scanner”.

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