New Delhi: In an apparent firey jibe at the BJP and the JD(U), former Bihar Chief Minister and wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi on Saturday fired that “if the state and the central govt want to kill him (Lalu Yadav) by poisoning, if they want to kill entire Lalu family, they can do that, but this dictatorship won’t work.” Also Read - From Restoration of Article 370 to Blocking Bihar's Development: PM Modi Lambasts Opposition at First Rally in Sasaram | Key Takeaways
According to news agency ANI, Rabri Devi alleged that her son and senior RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was again barred from meeting his father in the hospital. Also Read - 'Tum Mujhe Vote do, Hum Tumhe Vaccine Denge', Sanjay Raut Takes Swipe at BJP Over Its Bihar Poll Manifesto
Warning of unpleasant developments, she added, “Tejashwi went to meet Lalu ji today but wasn’t allowed. Ppl of Bihar&Jharkhand will take to roads if anything happens to him.” Also Read - Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh Announce Free COVID-19 Vaccine After BJP's Poll Promise in Bihar
This is not the first time that Tejashwi Yadav is being alleged to have been stopped from meeting his ailing father admitted in Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences. He had earlier tweeted, “I am waiting since Saturday evening to meet my father presently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi but a dictatorial BJP government is not allowing a son to meet his father. We will inflict a crushing defeat on dictatorial BJP hooligans and fascist government.”
He further alleged that this was a conspiracy and that raids were being carried out in his father’s hospital ward every day.
Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in three cases relating to the multi-crore fodder scam. The Rs 900-crore fodder scam pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the treasuries in the Animal Husbandry department in the early 1990s when Jharkhand was part of Bihar. The RJD was in power in Bihar with Prasad as the chief minister when the scam had allegedly taken place.