RJD Leader Puts up a Brave Face after Lalu's Conviction

RJD leader Jagadanand Singh addressing a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

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Patna: Reactions started to pour in following the conviction and arrest of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav in an offshoot of the fodder scam as senior party leaders, while putting up a nonchalant face before the media, lashed out at the NDA leaders calling the conviction a conspiracy hatched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to muzzle the voice of the backwards'.

RJD national Vice President Jagadanand Singh, who is one of the handful of leaders including Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, and son Tejaswi Yadav who have been entrusted to look after the party in the absence of the party President, said on Saturday that despite the temporary setback and the incarceration of the party chief, RJD will go on continuing its fight against social injustice and oppression against Dalits, backwards, and minorities.

"In 1995, the people of Bihar had entrusted the leadership in the hand of Lalu Prasad Yadav by a landslide. However, those who were crushed at the ballot box went on to hatch the biggest political conspiracy against our chosen leader. They knew that they did not have it in themselves to defeat Lalu Prasad Yadav at the polling booths so they chose to eliminate him by abusing the power to concoct fake criminal cases against him. However, those who think that this is the end of our struggle against social injustices then they are sorely mistaken," the RJD leader said.

Singh also said that the party would file an appeal in the Patna High Court to overturn the CBI guilty verdict against Yadav.

"If needed, we will even knock the door of the Supreme Court," he said adding come 2019 General Elections, BJP would be wiped off from the electoral map once and for all.

Mrityunjay Tiwari, Bhai Virendra, Manish Yadav, and Pramod Kumar Sinha were also present at the press conference.


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