RJD to Embark on 'Nyay Yatra' to Assert Lalu is Innocent

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

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Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, said that the party would soon embark on a 'Nyay Yatra' to seek justice for its leader who was found guilty in the offshoot of the fodder scam by a CBI court in Ranchi last week.

Singh who, along with Abdul Bari Siddiqui, and Ramchandra Purbey, has been hand-picked by party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to run the party while also keeping a protective eye on his family members during his absence while he cools his heels at the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi, said that the party has formed a 'Struggle Committee' to get the party President help get bail in the case and expose those who framed him on false changes that resulted in his conviction and landed him in jail again.

"Lalu ji and his family members are not getting the justice they deserve just as farmers, labors, and youths of Bihar are not getting any justice under this inept NDA government in the state and at the Center. It is clear that the CBI is acting at the behest of those who are in power to settle political score from the RJD chief for his lifelong opposition to communalism and fascism. The court exonerated Dr. Jagannath Mishra who is from the upper caste but jailed Lalu Prasad Yadav because he belongs to a backward caste. By going on this 'nyay yatra', we will expose both state and central governments of their true self," Singh said adding this 'Struggle Committee' would meet again on January 6 to draw the framework of the yatra.

Reacting to the RJD leader's attempt to cast aspersion on the integrity of the Indian justice system, former Bihar minister Nitish Mishra fired back at the RJD saying it was playing the caste card to drum up support in the name of upper caste and lower caste.

"RJD leaders are only trying to confuse and mislead the people of Bihar by tainting the entire judiciary of India because they don't want to admit their leader is a convicted felon. The CBI court in Ranchi held 16 people guilty on various charges and exonerated six others, however, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Tejaswi Yadav only remember the name of my father Jagannath Mishra. These people will not mention the name of Vidyasagar Nishad who also happens to be from the backward caste and was also deemed not guilty by the CBI court. Why aren't they using Nishad as an example?" Mishra asked.

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