Lalu, from his Prison Cell, Writes Letter to His Supporters

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

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Patna: Frustrated by the Supreme Court’s decision to reject his bail plea in the fodder scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday, in a letter written from his jail cell in Jharkhand to the people of Bihar, wrote that he missed being part of the election process but urged voters to serve a big defeat to the BJP-led NDA in Bihar and other parts of the nation.

“For the first time in 44 years, I will not be with you during an election and I regret it. When the entire nation is celebrating the festival of democracy, I am sitting alone in a hospital room in Ranchi and thinking about you and missing you all,” Yadav, a master political manipulator, said a day before the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls begins in Bihar.

In a long 3-page letter, Yadav, whose own house is divided over candidate selection with his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav engaging in theatrics to gain supremacy over party leadership, appealed to his supporters to maintain utmost discipline and unity during the entire electoral process so as to defeat the party of the rich and establish a government of the poor class in Delhi.

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘anti-reservation’ and ‘anti-constitution’, the RJD chief called on his supporters to treat this election as a ‘do or die’ moment to save the democracy.

Yadav, who has clearly lost some of his old charm and charisma due to prolonged jail sentencing, said that though he was in prison, his thoughts were still roaming free.

“Destructive ideologies may be hatching more conspiracies against me but as long as I am here, I will not allow anyone to cheat the people of Bihar,” Yadav, who is ironically in the prison for cheating the people of Bihar, said in his letter.


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