CBI Court Order On Lalu Prasad Yadav Not Final, Will Appeal: Tejashwi

| January 24 , 2018 , 15:04 IST

Another blow was dealt to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav when on Wednesday he was convicted in a third fodder scam case, however, the fight for Lalu is far from over, as the RJD is planning to appeal in the high court and if necessary in the Supreme Court.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav, currently the leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly said that while they would abide by the ruling of the court, the CBI court order would not be the final one.

"We have to abide by whatever is the court's ruling. But the CBI court order is not going to be final. We will appeal in the high court and, if need be, in the Supreme Court," Tejashwi said.

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He accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP of framing Lalu, who he said was viewed as a 'hero' by the masses.

"It is a common perception that Lalu Prasad, whom the public views as its hero, has been framed in the cases at the instance of Nitish Kumar and the BJP-RSS brigade," Tejashwi said to reporters outside the Raj Bhavan in Patna.

Tejashwi claimed that based on senior BJP leaders and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat undertaking tours of Bihar it seemed evident that the BJP-led NDA was planning to hold elections in the state by December this year.

"The NDA wants to keep Prasad embroiled in legal difficulties so that it is smooth sailing for the alliance," he said.

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"But it is mistaken as the RJD would give a fitting reply to the NDA whenever elections are held," the former Bihar deputy chief minister added.

Meanwhile, Tejashwi and other senior RJD leaders calling upon Governor Satya Pal Malik alleging deterioration of law and order in the state, also took up the multi-crore Srijan scam in which CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi are accused.

"We hope that the CBI would investigate the multi-crore Srijan scam seriously and examine the role of the chief minister and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi in the corruption scandal," said Tejashwi.