Patna : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday deplored the allegations made by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) conspired against Lalu Prasad.
Modi said the statements by the RJD are obvious but unfortunate.
“It is nothing surprising, it was expected. The statements coming from RJD are unfortunate. Do they mean to say the judge is conspiring with the BJP and Nitish Kumar?” Modi said.
Shortly after Lalu guilty by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav accused the BJP, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for hatching conspiracy against his father Lalu Prasad Yadav.
“People know how the BJP, the RSS and more importantly Nitish Kumar have conspired against Lalu ji. We will approach higher courts against all these verdicts,” Tejashwi told the media.
Earlier in the day, Lalu and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra were found guilty by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam.
The quantum of sentence will be pronounced after 2 p.m. by the Ranchi Court.
The case pertains to the embezzlement of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa district treasury during 1992-93.
Lalu is currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi after being convicted for 3.5 years on December 23, 2017. The case pertained to the Deoghar treasury.
The Chaibasa Treasury case is the third case in the fodder scam in which Lalu Prasad has been found guilty.