Lalu Prasad applies for JP Senani pension of Rs 10,000

The Bihar Home Department confirmed to have received an application from the RJD chief, who had been in jail for more than six months during the movement.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published:January 12, 2017 6:07 am
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RJD Chief Lalu Prasad has applied for JP Senani Samman pension. Although the Bihar government had in 2009 decided that known and famous participants of JP movement would get pension benefits without applying, the RJD chief had not been getting it. The pension scheme is being availed by about 2,500 people. The government had received 3200 applications.

The Bihar Home Department confirmed to have received an application from the RJD chief, who had been in jail for more than six months during the movement. The pension scheme has two categories — those who had been in jail for more than one month are entitled to Rs 5,000 per month and those jailed for more than six months get Rs 10,000 per month. Lalu Prasad would get Rs 10,000 per month with arrears since introduction of the scheme in 2009.

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Lalu Prasad aide and RJD MLA Bhola Yadav too confirmed that the RJD chief had applied for the pension.

Lalu Prasad, then Patna University Students’ Union leader, had participated in a protest called by Bihar Pradesh Sangharsh Sanchalan Samiti on March 18, 1974. The students’ movement was later led by Jai Prakash Narayan. Lalu Prasad, who had been evading arrest for a year, hiding at several addresses in Patna and Gopalganj, including at his in-laws’ place in Selar Kalan, was finally arrested in 1975 under Maintenance of Internal Security Act, and was lodged at a makeshift jail at Patna Medical College and Hospital and later at Buxar jail.

An RJD leader said: “It was not about money but about prestige attached to the pension scheme. It is about Laluji’s proud association with the movement that shaped his political career”.

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    Jan 12, 2017 at 1:02 am
    "Chara Chor Pension"
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    Dr.Damodar Biswal
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:13 am
    Poor man lost his entire fortune due to DM.Needs financial help.Found nothing better than applying for a pension.
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    ganesh Mishra
    Jan 12, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Laloo should pay to the nation that that this andolan made him leader and CM too. Why he want pension ......
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    kamath Ramesh
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:59 am
    It is the best example of the stupidity and loot if lalu is given pension. Rather than recovering scam money govt is bestowing him another 10 k monthly. No politicians should be allowed any pension declared by their own govt.
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    Mallikarjun Iyyer
    Jan 12, 2017 at 6:49 am
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    Milton Mathews
    Jan 12, 2017 at 10:20 am
    I don't believe service done for the nation be weighed and measured to be paid back by any govt. This is maligning the very good intent done for the general good of the nation
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    Narasimha Prakash
    Jan 12, 2017 at 7:15 am
    Such things can happen only in Bharath. Mera Bharath Mahan.
  8. S
    Jan 12, 2017 at 4:53 am
    chillar chor
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