Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) The traditional ‘Makar Sankranti’ feast will not be held at RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s residence this year as he was not granted bail in the fodder scam case and was undergoing treatment at a Ranchi hospital, a party official said on Saturday.
“The Rashtriya Janata Dal is upset after Laluji was denied bail two days ago. The party would have celebrated the ‘chuda-dahi’ festival next week if he was around. He has been deliberately framed under false charges by the BJP-controlled CBI,” party spokesperson Bhai Virender said here.
‘Chuda-dahi’ is a staple dish in Bihar during Makar Sankranti. It is curd poured on top of flattened rice served with jaggery.
Lalu Prasad’s family did not celebrated Makar Sankranti in 2018 also after he was jailed in December 2017.
RJD leaders recalled that the feast has always been a big time for party workers across Bihar as they used to visit the former Bihar Chief Minister’s residence to enjoy delicacies.
“Laluji personally served us ‘chuda-dahi’ and Rabri Devi and her two sons, Tej Prarap Yadav and Tehaswi Yadav, used to request all to enjoy delicacies,” RJD leader Shakti Yadav said.