Political leaders across parties on Monday extended birthday wishes to Bihar’s most prominent leader and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on his 71st birthday.
The RJD chief, who has been convicted in four fodder scam cases, is currently out on a six-week provisional bail. The Jharkhand high court granted him the interim relief on medical grounds.
As per media reports, Tejashwi Yadav along with Rabri Devi, Tej Pratap Yadav celebrated their father’s birthday by cutting a 71-pound cake. However, Lalu Prasad Yadav was not present during the celebrations, due to health concerns.
Earlier, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to wish his father, Lalu Prasad Yadav, on his birthday.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 11, 2018
Former Health Minister of Bihar Tej Pratap Yadav in a tweet wished his father on his 71st birthday and called him a great personality, who has the passion to fight for communal harmony.
दुश्मनों से मुकाबला करने की असीम ऊर्जा, समता-समानता के लिए संघर्ष की अदम्य शक्ति, साम्प्रदायिकता के नाश का जज्बा, गरल पीने और अमृत बांटने की हिम्मत, एक साथ सहस्त्रों वार बर्दाश्त करने की ताकत रखने वाले महापुरुष श्री @laluprasadrjd जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक बधाई।#HBDLaluji pic.twitter.com/COZq9Yp60K
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) June 11, 2018
Rashtriya Janata Dal party also wished their president on his birthday.
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) June 11, 2018
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also took to Twitter to extend birthday greeting to Lalu Prasad Yadav, while wishing him speedy recovery.
श्री लालू यादव जी को जन्मदिन पर बधाई। उनके शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की शुभकामनाएं। @laluprasadrjd
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) June 11, 2018
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished “good health and happiness” to RJD chief.
Happy birthday Lalu Ji @laluprasadrjd Wishing you good health and happiness
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 11, 2018
On RJD chief’s birthday, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren in a tweet said “Wishing @laluprasadrjd ji a happy 71st birthday. I pray for his long life and happiness”.
Wishing @laluprasadrjd ji a happy 71st birthday. I pray for his long life and happiness.
— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) June 11, 2018
Earlier, on the eve of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s 71st birthday, a blood donation camp was inaugurated at party’s headquarters in Patna by Tejashwi Yadav, where he exhorted people to participate in charities and said “blood donation was the biggest example of charity”.