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BJP uses every dirty trick to tarnish opponents' image: Lalu

Lalu Prasad said he would keep on fighting for social causes till his last breath

IANS  |  Ranchi 

Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case

on Saturday attacked the over his conviction in a case, accusing the party of playing "dirty politics" to get votes by tarnishing the image of its opponents.

said he would keep on fighting for social causes till his last breath.

"To hide its failures, false rhetoric and to get votes, the uses every dirty immoral trick in to change the public perception of its opponents," said in a series of tweets.

"Powerful people and powerful classes have always managed to divide society into ruling and the ruled classes. And whenever anyone from the lower hierarchy challenged this unjust order, they would be deliberately punished," the (RJD) said referring to his caste.

The former Chief Minister's remarks came soon after a special (CBI) court convicted him in a case. After the verdict, he was immediately taken into custody and taken to in Ranchi.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on January 3. The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakh from district treasury between 1991-94.

The RJD supremo said the was "propagating false rhetoric" and warned them that he was not alone in this war. "stands with me," he said.

He said that he can be troubled "but cannot be defeated". "We have to move on the path of victory," he said.

"I shall keep on fighting until my death but will not be intimidated," he said.

Lalu Prasad also invoked world leaders like and

"Had people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, failed in their efforts, history would have treated them as villains. They still are villains for the biased, racist and casteist minds. No one should expect any different treatment," he said.

The RJD said that "a Lie can travel half way around the world while Truth is putting on its shoes... But it still prevails...In the end though".

"Truth can be made to appear as a lie, as ambiguous or a half lie by concerted onslaught of bias driven propaganda. But the blurred layer of bias and hatred will still be removed, come what may! In end Truth will win," Lalu added.

Lalu Prasad is among 16 people who have been convicted in the case.

First Published: Sat, December 23 2017. 18:24 IST