Lalu hopes to get clean chit in fodder scam tomorrow

Ranchi: After all the accused in the 2G scam were acquitted and relief was given to former Maharashtra Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav today said he respected the judiciary and expressed hope that he would also get a clean chit in the fodder scam case tomorrow.

RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared before CBI court today in connection with a fodder scam case.
Lalu Prasad Yadav he said that he was innocent and that he had “full faith in judiciary” and expressed hope that he would also get a clean chit in the fodder scam case tomorrow.

“We trust and respect the judiciary. We will not let BJP’s conspiracies work,” Lalu Prasad Yadav said here.

A special CBI court in Ranchi will pronounce its judgement on Saturday in the fodder scam case.

Expressing hope for a fair judgment, the former Bihar chief minister also said BJP governments since the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been harassing him and his family by misusing the CBI for the past 25 years.

The fodder scam case relates to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 95 lakh from the Deoghar treasury.

Overall, more than Rs.900 crore was reportedly siphoned off from the Chaibasa treasury over two decades.

The RJD chief has already been convicted and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in one of the five fodder scam cases.

ANI