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Lalu Yadav’s compromise with BJP would have earned him title of 'Raja Harishchandra', claims son Tejashwi Yadav

The Special CBI Court On Saturday Awarded Three-and-a-half Years In Jail Along With A Fine Of Rs Five Lakh

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shambhudeep Hore | Updated on: 06 Jan 2018, 06:11:55 PM
Tejaswi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad Yadav (Source: PTI file)

New Delhi:

On the revelation of the quantum of sentence given to his father, Tejashwi Yadav was quick to convey his first reaction and said that, Lalu Yadav would have earned the title of, ‘Raja Harishchandra,’ had he made compromise with the BJP.

The Special CBI court on Saturday awarded three-and-a-half years in jail along with a fine of Rs five lakh to former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.  

"If Lalu ji had done compromise with BJP, he would be the most truthful person for them like Raja Harishchandra. It is clear that the BJP-RSS combine is scared of Lalu even while he is in jail and is doing all that it can to silence Lalu's voice," said Tejashwi, while addressing a press conference.

Tejashwi said that he will go to High Court and even Supreme Court to appeal against the sentencing.

"We have full faith in judiciary. It is a conspiracy to break RJD by RSS in which Lalu ji was made a scapegoat. But they should remember that we still have High Court and Supreme Court to appeal against the judgement by CBI court," said Tejashwi.

"Come what may Lalu will never get scared, nor will he even kneel down. In fact, he will always stick to his ideology," added Tejashwi.

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First Published : 06 Jan 2018, 05:56:46 PM