New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s health has deteriorated and he can neither sit nor stand on his own, said party MLA Rekha Devi on Saturday. Notably Devi’s statement comes after she met him in Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Also Read - Message From Delhi Assembly Polls For BJP is 'Poisonous' Campaign Will Not Work: Manoj Jha

Speaking to reporters, Devi has demanded better treatment for the RJD chief.  “Laluji’s health has deteriorated. He can neither sit down nor stand up. His blood sugar level has also increased. We demand that he should be taken to a place where he gets better treatment,” the RJD MLA asserted. Also Read - Kursi ke Pyare, Bihar ke Hatyare: RJD Escalates Poster War Against JD(U)-BJP Alliance

Lalu Yadav is currently admitted to the RIMS under the police custody. A couple of months ago, doctors attending the former Bihar CM at RIMS had mentioned that the latter is suffering from depression. RK Shrivastava, Director of the RIMS had claimed that depression was also mentioned in the medical discharge slip from AIIMS. Also Read - ‘Welcome to RJD,’ Says Tej Pratap Yadav as Prashant Kishor Plans to Speak About Future Action in February

Lalu Yadav, convicted in the fodder scam, was shifted to the 100-bed paying ward, Shrivastava had said. After spending a few months out of jail, the RJD supremo surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi on August 30, upon the expiry of the provisional bail granted to him by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment.

The former Bihar chief minister had recently undergone a fistula operation at a Mumbai hospital. He is a heart patient with kidney ailments as well.

(With inputs from agencies)