Sick Lalu forced to travel by train to Delhi as Jharkhand govt denies air ticket

Lalu who is imprisoned in Ranchi after his conviction in the fodder scam, paid for his travel by Rajdhani Express

The Hush Post: Jailed politician Lalu Prasad Yadav who had to undergo treatment in Delhi was forced to take a train to Delhi. He was denied air ticket by the Jharkhand government.

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Lalu Prasad Yadav travelling by train to Delhi.

The RJD chief was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital on Thursday. It took him no less than 16-hour journey from Ranchi to reach New Delhi.

The episode happened even as one of his adversaries, Saryu Roy, a minister in Jharkhand said that the decision of the Jharkhand government of denying air travel to former Bihar Chief Minister was wrong. He called it an “immature decision devoid of any political courtesy.”

Roy pointed out, “I’m not aware of the facts but feel Lalu Yadav’s request should have been entertained in view of his poor health, and this entire controversy was avoidable.”

Lalu who is imprisoned in Ranchi after his conviction in the fodder scam, paid for his travel on Rajdhani Express. The RJD chief was shifted from jail to a hospital on March 17 after he complained of chest pain. Lalu, who is a patient of diabetes also had an open heart surgery in 2014. “We can’t understand what has happpened to today’s BJP and why there’s so much of arrogance of power,” said RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari.

“We are surprised by the silence of senior BJP leaders who must remember that same Lalu Yadav, when he arrested then BJP president  LK Advani in October 1990, flew him by chopper to Dumka (now in Jharkhand). And even when his family members came, Lalu went out of his way and provided state government chopper to go there.”

 

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