Sharad Yadav, Marandi meet Lalu in jail

‘Discussed the country’s political situation’

Updated - February 06, 2018 02:20 am IST

Published - February 06, 2018 01:49 am IST - PATNA

Lalu Prasad. File

Lalu Prasad. File

Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (P) chief Babulal Marandi on Monday met Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi jail. Later, Mr Prasad said the leaders had come to know about his “well-being and they also discussed country’s political situation ”.

Mr. Yadav, Mr. Marandi and his party MLA Pradeep Yadav reached Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central jail to meetMr. Lalu Prasadand they remained there for nearly an hour. Mr. Lalu Prasad is currently lodged in Ranchi jail in connection with two fodder scam cases.


Later, appearing in special CBI court in Ranchi in a fodder scam case, Mr Prasad told local mediapersons that the leaders had come to enquire about his well-being and they also “discussed about country’s politics”. (Haal-chal puchane aaye the…desh ki rajniti per bhi charcha hui) Ever since Lalu Prasad was lodged in Ranchi, jail several leaders from Opposition parties had met him apparently to forge a national unity against BJP-led NDA government.

“I have come here in Ranchi to meet all opposition party leaders to come at a common platform and also met Lalu Prasad”, Mr. Sharad Yadav told media persons in Ranchi.

JD(U) charge

However, the Bihar ruling party JD(U) leader and party spokesperson Neeraj Kumar took a dig at former party president Sharad Yadav for meeting Lalu Prasad in jail. “Sharad Yadav now has no moral right to speak on corruption…he met Lalu Prasad as he wants to go to Rajya Sabha again”, said Mr. Neeraj Kumar.

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