SP chief Akhilesh Yadav expresses solidarity with jailed Lalu Prasad

"The BJP did injustice to him," Akhilesh said when reporters asked him about Prasad's sentence in the fodder scam.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: January 7, 2018 4:20 pm
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Expressing solidarity with jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said today that the “BJP did injustice” to him. “The BJP did injustice to him,” he said when reporters asked him about Prasad’s sentence in the fodder scam.

SP national general-secretary Ramashankar Vidyarthi said in Ballia that Prasad was facing consequences for not joining the BJP bandwagon.

“He is being trapped in a conspiracy by the BJP. Had he joined the BJP, he would not have to suffer jail sentence,” he said, adding, “I am sure he will get justice from High Court”.

He said it was the need of the hour that all opposition parties unite to defeat the BJP.

Prasad was yesterday sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by a special CBI court in Ranchi in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury 21 years ago.

The punishment was handed down to Prasad, 69, by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh through videoconferencing, since the RJD leader was lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail after being convicted in the case on December 23, CBI counsel Rakesh Prasad said.

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  1. Srinivas Devadiga
    Jan 8, 2018 at 10:33 am
    send him also same jail, investigate his misdeed, enough crime and corruptions are there to put him jail.
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        1. Prabhakar Somayaji
          Jan 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm
          SORRY TO HEAR UTTER NONSENSE FROM AN EX CM WHO HAD ALSO HAD HIS HIGHER GRADUATION IN KARNATAKA AUSTRALIA WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CALL A CROW A CROW INSTEAD CALLING IT OTHERWISE. EDUCATION NORMALLY MAKES A PERSON TO ANALYSE REALISTICALLY , WHEREAS IN THIS CASE, WE, THE INDIANS SHOULD REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENT BY A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN, THAT TOO RIDICULING JUDICIARY MAKING MOCKERY OF DEMOCRACY. WHOEVER CRITICIZES THIS JUDGEMENT THAT TOO AFTER SUCH A LONG PERIOD OF JUDICIAL INQUIRY WITH DOCUMENTARY PROOF, IS A PERSON IN FAVOR OF CORRUPTION THUS HAS TO BE CONCLUDED AS A CORRUPT ONLY. CORRUPTION IS AN ACTION WHICH DENIES THE POOR INDIANS THEIR BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING IN NO WAY HURT POLITICIANS AT ALL.
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          1. Archana Das
            Jan 7, 2018 at 4:43 pm
            How much you have stolen Akhilesh
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