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Lalu uses Urdu verse to say he has not lost nerve despite failing health

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

national Prasad Saturday took to Urdu poetry for sending across a message that he has not lost his nerve despite failing health and his incarceration.

Prasad, who is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases and lodged in a for a number of debilitating ailments, shared the verse on along with a video and a post by a leading English magazine.

The video talks about the various challenges faced by Prasad, whose bail plea was rejected by the earlier this week. The accompanying post also questions if the would be an absentee kingmaker in 2019.

"I belong to a tribe of revolutionaries, a small army of those who stand for truth. It is not for nothing that I am in a fight with the order of the day, I have taken a stand for a cause," his tweet said.

Reacting to the the chief's attempt at poetry, JD(U) tweeted with a verse wherein he accused Prasad of corruption, lies and deceit.

Yadav's party, RJD, which is the largest constituent of the opposition in Bihar, faces the tough task of taking on the formidable alliance ruling the state which comprises Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U), the BJP and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP.

Leaders of the opposition alliance here, comprising RJD, Congress, RLSP and some other smaller parties, look up to the for finalising seat-sharing for the upcoming

The former minister has been away from active politics since his conviction in December, 2017 in the Deoghar treasury case, which was followed by conviction in two more cases of the multi-crore fodder scam.

His official handle is operated by his close aides.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:00 IST