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Lalu will never get out of jail: Nitish

IANS  |  Patna 

on Tuesday asserted that Rashtriya (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, jailed for corruption, will never get out of prison.

"Lalu will not get out of jail despite whatever he does. His family has been repeatedly alleging that Lalu was framed by me and he was in jail due to me. It is a baseless accusation as Lalu was convicted by the court and sentenced to jail," the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader told an election meeting here.

He said that has been trying to get out of the jail on bail to capture power again in "During 15 years of Lalu's rule, 'jungle raj' prevailed in When he was arrested and jailed in 1997, Lalu made his wife the

"Unlike Lalu's time, today there is rule of law in Bihar. There will be no compromise on this issue," the said.

Lalu Prasad's younger son Tejashwi Yadav, who is Bihar's opposition leader, strongly reacted to Nitish Kumar's statement.

"It is his desperation ahead of the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha polls."

By making such a comment, said, had admitted that he along with his henchmen conspired to sent behind the bars. "He has exposed his double face."

Lalu Prasad, now undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Ranchi after being convicted in a fodder scam, on Monday accused of making compromises to be in power.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:22 IST
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