India heading toward civil war: Lalu hits out at BJP
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and said that it was working in such a way that the country was heading toward a civil war. Addressing the "Sampoorna Kranti Diwas" virtually, Yadav also called upon the people to unite against inflation and unemployment.
Yadav paid tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan
Yadav also shared a video message on Twitter to pay tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan on Sunday. He recalled how under Jayaprakash Narayan's leadership, 48 years ago, they as students had fought against the dictatorship and now they were fighting in the present as well. "We are born to fight against inequality and totalitarian system," he wrote in the post.
Watch Yadav's message on Sampoorna Kranti Diwas
सिंहासन खाली करो कि जनता आती है!— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) June 5, 2022
सम्पूर्ण क्रांति दिवस पर लोकनायक जयप्रकाश जी को शत् शत् नमन। 48 वर्ष पूर्व उनके नेतृत्व में छात्र नेता के तौर पर हमने तानाशाही के खिलाफ लड़ाई लड़ी और अब वर्तमान में भी लड़ रहे है। हम पैदा ही असमानता एवं अधिनायकवादी तंत्र के खिलाफ लड़ने को हुए है। pic.twitter.com/Br1i7dGFWy
Yadav got bail in April in fodder scam case
In April, Yadav was granted bail in the Rs. 139.35 crore Doranda Treasury misappropriation case related to the fodder scam. He was sentenced to 14 years in jail. He was given bail on the uniform yardstick of half custody and health issues. He had to deposit Rs. 1 lakh surety amount and Rs. 10 lakh as a fine for the same.
Timeline of Yadav's conviction in other fodder scam cases
Yadav was found guilty in four other fodder scam-related cases earlier. He was convicted in the first such case related to the Chaibasa Treasury in 2013 and in the second Deoghar Treasury case in 2017. Later, in January 2018, he was found guilty in another Chaibasa Treasury case. In the fourth case, concerning Dumka Treasury, Yadav was convicted in March 2018.
CBI slapped fresh corruption charges in May
In May, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) slapped fresh corruption charges against Yadav and his family members. It alleged that they got land and houses as bribes in exchange for posts in the railways. His wife, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and daughter, Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti, besides other members have been named in the case.