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BJP did injustice to Lalu Prasad: Akhilesh Yadav on fodder scam verdict

Lalu Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 1 million by a special CBI court in Ranchi in a fodder scam case

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Akhilesh Yadav
File photo of Akhilesh Yadav

Expressing solidarity with Lalu Prasad, supremo Akhilesh Yadav said on Sunday that the "did injustice" to him.

"The did injustice to him," he said when reporters asked him about Prasad's sentence in the fodder scam.

SP general-secretary said in Ballia that Prasad was facing consequences for not joining the bandwagon.

"He is being trapped in a conspiracy by the BJP. Had he joined the BJP, he would not have to suffer jail sentence," he said, adding, "I am sure he will get justice from High Court".

He said it was the need of the hour that all opposition parties unite to defeat the BJP.

Prasad was yesterday sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 1 million by a special CBI court in Ranchi in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 8.92 million from the Deoghar treasury 21 years ago.

The punishment was handed down to Prasad, 69, by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh through video conferencing, since the was lodged in after being convicted in the case on December 23, CBI counsel Rakesh Prasad said.

First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 17:31 IST
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