A special CBI court today convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.
CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. Lalu Prasad, the chief of RJD, and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.
The RJD leader, tweeting after his conviction in the fodder scam verdict, said that Mandela and his likes wouldn’t have been treated in the same manner if they had “failed in their efforts”.
In a series of tweets, the former chief minister of Bihar called the verdict a result of bias propaganda against him and said that he is confident that the truth will prevail.
The leader made a comparison between the “ruling class and the “ruled class” and said that the former has always detested any voice of dissent from the latter.
“Powerful people and powerful classes always managed to divide society into ruling and the ruled classes. And whenever anyone from the lower hierarchy challenged this unjust order, they would be deliberately punished”, he tweeted.
He also accused BJP of distorting the public perception against the opposition with an aim to garner votes.