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Jailed For 3.5 Years, Lalu Prasad To Work As Gardener Earning Rs 93 Per Day

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| January 7 , 2018 , 11:49 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, being sentenced to 3.5 years of rigorous imprisonment in jail in connection with a 21-year-old fodder scam case, has been assigned his duty as a prisoner in the Birsa Munda jail.

According to reports, the former Bihar chief minister will work as a gardener in the Birsa Munda jail where he has been lodged since his conviction and will be earning Rs 93 per day for the job. When Lalu Yadav had previously been interred in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar in 2013, then also he had been working as a gardener, earning Rs 14 a day.

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Apart from working as a gardener, Lalu would also be having regular visitors, on the basis of which his Twitter handle would be run.

In a tweet on December 25, Lalu said, "Dear friends! While in jail, My Twitter handle shall be operated by my office in consultation with family. I shall speak my mind through visitors. The fight to preserve the Constitution & protect the rights of vulnerable groups shall go on."

The 69-year-old politico accused BJP of conspiring against him in a tweet, on the day of his sentencing, “Rather than practising BJP’s Simple Rule – “Follow us or We will Fix you”. I will die happily fixing myself for Social justice, harmony & equality.”

On Saturday, the RJD chief Lalu Yadav was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by a special CBI court in connection with the fodder scam case regarding fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.

Meanwhile, Lalu's younger son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that they would appeal to the High Court regarding the judgement.

"Lalu is not the name of a person but of an ideology. We, his followers, will not be cowed down," said Tejashwi.