Accusing BJP and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar of deliberately trying to ‘malign’ his father’s image, Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said, he will challenge the special court’s judgement in fodder scam case in the High Court.
Earlier in the day, a special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted former Bihar Chief and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and 15 others in the fodder scam case.
Reacting to his father’s conviction, Tejashwi Yadav said, “(He) will challenge judgement in the High Court. Bail procedure would take place only after HC's opening.”
Hitting out at the BJP and Nitish Kumar, he said, “Nitish Kumar, BJP kept trying to malign Lalu Ji.”
Lalu Yadav has also accused BJP of deliberately targeting him by using CBI and other agencies.
Soon after a special CBI court in Ranchi pronounced its verdict and held Lalu guilty, the RJD chief took to twitter to express his anguish.
Lalu in a series of tweets said, “Truth can be made to appear as a lie, as ambiguous or a half lie by concerted onslaught of bias driven propaganda. But blurred layer of bias and hatred will still be removed, come what may! In end Truth will win.”
Lalu said he is a “son of soil” and “feudalist forces can bother him but can’t defeat.”
The BJP, however, rubbished Lalu’s allegations saying the RJD chief is politicizing the issue instead of accepting the verdict.
“Lalu Prasad Yadav is even now politicizing the issue instead of accepting the verdict, just to deviate he is levelling allegations of conspiracy on BJP,” Union Minister JP Nadda said.
Another senior BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Lesson of today's conviction of Lalu Prasad is that law will catch up with you if you commit corruption.”