Would rather die for social justice than follow BJP's 'rule', Lalu after sentencing

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Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday was sentenced to three-and-half years jail in a fodder scam case by the Special CBI court in Ranchi.

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Shortly after being sentenced, Lalu has said his conviction is the result of political vendetta.

Taking to twitter Lalu said that "Rather than practising BJP's Simple Rule - "Follow us or We will Fix you". I will die happily fixing myself for Social justice, harmony & equality."

Meanwhile, Lalu's son and former Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav said, "We will move to high court against Lalu Prasad's conviction and appeal for bail after studying the court verdict."

The CBI special court has pronounced its verdict in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.

CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh, who had convicted Prasad, along with 10 others on December 23, also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him for two cases in the scam. He was fined Rs 5 lakh for each case, failing which he would serve another six months in jail, a CBI counsel said.

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