Lalu supporters disappointed after Ranchi HC denies bail plea

RJD supporters who had assembled in large numbers at the residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi returned home disappointed on Friday, after the Ranchi high court rejected the bail plea of former chief minister Lalu Prasad.

The RJD supremo was convicted and sentenced to jail in four cases. He has already got bail in the other three cases. He is admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi, these days owing to multiple medical issues including 75% kidney failure, water accumulation in the lungs, high blood pressure etc.

Tejashwi Yadav, his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav and other family members were eagerly awaiting the court order.

An RJD source said the two brothers were planning to to Delhi to meet their father.

RJD MLA Bhai Virendra said: “Our leader has served more than half of the imprisonment period. He is critically ill and referred from RIMS Ranchi to AIIMS Delhi. Despite that he was denied bail. It is extremely disheartening.”

Lori Prasad Yadav, one of his supporters, said: “We believe in judiciary but injustice is being done with our leader. We are hopeful that the high court would grant him bail today. Unfortunately, it was not the case.”

“Lalu Ji is the greatest socialist leader of the country who listens to all sections of people. He is the symbol of social justice,” said Bhai Arun Kumar, another supporter of Prasad.

The lawyers of Lalu Prasad Yadav are likely to file another bail plea after another eight weeks.