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Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets Lalu Prasad at AIIMS

SNS | New Delhi |

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and enquired about his health condition.

Lalu Prasad, who was admitted to AIIMS on 29 April, is undergoing treatment for various ailments related to heart and kidney.

The former Bihar chief minister is likely to be discharged on Monday following which he will be taken back to jail in the Jharkhand capital where he is serving term in connection with the fodder scam.

The RJD chief has been convicted in four cases related to the fodder scam since 2013.

Initially, Prasad was admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi on 17 March after complaining of uneasiness at Birsa Munda Jail. He was later shifted to AIIMS after a Special CBI court allowed him to seek treatment in the national capital.

National spokesperson of BJP, Sambit Patra, took at dig at the Congress chief and Lalu Prasad after their meet saying that one is out on bail, one is in jail, and still they claim that they are fighting against corruption.

On 19 March, a special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted Lalu Prasad in the fourth fodder scam case. He was convicted in the first fodder scam case in 2013 and awarded five years in jail. In the second case, he was convicted on December 23, 2017, and awarded three-and-half years’ imprisonment on January 6.

He was convicted in the third case on January 24, related to fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa treasury, and awarded a five-year jail term.