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Nitish, Rahul, Mamata greet Lalu on his 71st birthday

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Chief Minister Kumar, his counterpart Mamata and were among a host of leaders cutting across party lines who greeted on his 71st birthday today.

It may be noted that the RJD chief, who has been convicted in three fodder scam cases, is currently out on a six-week provisional bail on medical grounds granted by the on May 11 last.

"Sri jee ko Janmdin par Badhai. Unke shighra swashthya hone ki Shubhukamnayen (Greetings to Sri on his birthday. I wish him for his healthy life)" , Kumar tweeted this morning.

also extended his greetings to Prasad on the occasion.

"Wishing Shri Lalu Prasad ji a very happy birthday. I pray for his good health, success and happiness, always," Gandhi said in his tweet.

Chief Minister Mamata tweeted "Happy birthday Lalu ji @laluprasadrjd. Wishing you good health and happiness."

A host of leaders from different political parties like Ashok Gehlot, NCP Prafull Patel, Upendra Kushwaha, former JD(U) and a host of other leaders also greeted Prasad on his birthday.

When asked about Kumar's extending greetings to Lalu Prasad on his birthday, both Rabri Devi and Tejashwi thanked Kumar for his greetings.

"Its a good thing that jee has greeted as a matter of courtesy. I thank him for his wishes," Yadav said.

Tejashwi along with Rabri and his elder brother cut a 71 pound cake at his official residence 5, Deshratna Marg, on the occasion.

The trio cut the cake in the presence of a huge number of party workers and leaders but, Prasad was not there to celebrate his birthday, said to be in consonance to the Jharkhand High Court's conditions while providing him conditional bail.

While granting provisional bail to Prasad on May 11 last, the had prohibited him from holding any political activity or interacting with media during the bail period, a party office-bearer said.

Prasad, who was convicted in three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam, stayed inside 10, Circular Road residence, which has been allotted to his wife and former CM Rabri Devi.

Prasad was sent to in Ranchi on December 23 after he was convicted in a case in connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury in the 1990s and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. Subsequently he was convicted in two other cases related to illegal withdrawl of money from treasury of Chaibasa and Dumka.

Yesterday, RJD's youth wing had organized a blood donation camp at the party's state headquarters on the eve of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's 71st birthday.

Prasad was born on June 11, 1948 at Phulwaria in Gopalganj district of

He has Bachelor of Laws and a Master in Political Science degree from The was a student during university days.He also took an active part in movement of 1974.

He has 9 children, 2 sons and 7 daughters. Except Tejashwi Yadav, all siblings are married.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:55 IST