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RJD to contest Bihar Assembly polls under Lalu Prasad's leadership

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that his party will contest Bihar Assembly polls under the leadership of his father Lalu Prasad.

"It is fear of RJD and Lalu Prasad ji that NDA people are together. After the completion of the nomination process, the results will be out. There is no doubt that Lalu Prasad ji will become the party president again. Everybody believes Lalu ji. We will win 2020 elections under the leadership of Lalu ji," Tejashwi told reporters here.

Later in the day, Lalu Prasad was re-elected unopposed as the RJD chief.

After being convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam cases, Yadav was sent to the Birsa Munda Central Jail on December 23, 2017.

He has been getting medical treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi since August 2018.

The RJD supremo was sentenced last year to seven years imprisonment under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and seven years under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the fodder scam case.

He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the matter.

The case pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Lalu was the undivided state's chief minister.

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First Published: Tue, December 03 2019. 17:25 IST
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