All eyes on Lalu Prasad, verdict in fodder scam case tomorrow

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    All eyes on Lalu Prasad, verdict in fodder scam case tomorrow

    PATNA: All eyes in Bihar's political and bureaucratic circles are now set on the outcome of the verdict on RJD president Lalu Prasad who is to appear before the special CBI court of Pravas Kumar Singh in Ranchi on Monday when the court will pronounce the judgment in a key fodder scam case (RC 20A/96) of alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury.

    But, unlike his visit to Ranchi in November 2001 to surrender before a CBI court in another fodder scam case, it will be a low-key affair this time. "There will be no fleet of cars and hordes of party leaders accompanying him," RJD's secretary general and Rajya Sabha member Ram Kripal Yadav said on Saturday.

    "There will be no welcome arches even in Ranchi. It will be a normal visit like a common man," said Ram Kripal, adding, "Is bar, aap ko pata bhi nahi chalega, Laluji kaise aur kab Ranchi pahunch gaye (This time, you will not find as to how and when Lalu reached Ranchi)."

    A senior leader said Lalu would reach Ranchi on Sunday through a service flight.

    Besides Lalu, former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra, former Bihar AHD minister Vidya Sagar Nishad, JD (U) MP Jagdish Sharma, former RJD MP R K Rana and former BJP legislator Dhruv Bhagat were among the prominent politicians accused in this case. Rana and Bhagat were already convicted in one fodder scam case in May, 2013.

    Other prominent accused in this case are retired IAS officers Mahesh Prasad, Phoolchand Singh, Beck Julius, K Arumugam and Income Tax officer A C Choudhary.

    As on date, judgments have been delivered in 44 of the 53 cases in the Rs 1,153 crore fodder scam, which was unearthed in 1996. This will be the first of the six conspiracy cases of the scam against RJD chief, Mishra and others.

    All eyes on Lalu Prasad, verdict in fodder scam case tomorrow - The Times of India

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    The bell tolls for Laloo.

    But then there could be a surprise verdict which acquits him!
     
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    Withdraw ordinance to boost Congress image: Nitish Kumar

    PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday again supported Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's stand on the controversial ordinance providing relief to convicted lawmakers and said the Congress-led UPA government should withdraw it. "Pointing out wrong things is a right step," he said and added this issue should not be linked with the prestige of the Union government, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh need not resign.

    Nitish felt that rollback of the ordinance would enhance the prestige of Congress. "The stock of a person goes up when one acts with wisdom by taking care of overwhelming public opinion," the CM said, indirectly praising Rahul.

    The CM had supported Rahul on Friday too. However, his stand was contrary to that of party general secretary and national spokesman K C Tyagi in New Delhi on Friday. Tyagi had termed Rahul's statement as a mere 'drama'. Nitish's support to Rahul is being viewed by the political observers here as another proof as his inching closer to the Congress in the run-up to election.

    Asked if the ordinance was brought under pressure from any particular quarter, Nitish said, "How do I know under what political compulsion or pressure it was pushed. Only the minister concerned can speak about it." Earlier, Nitish had said it was well-known who was going to benefit immediately from this ordinance, the reference being to RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Incidentally, a CBI court in Ranchi is scheduled to deliver its judgment in a key fodder scam case on September 30, in which Lalu is also an accused.

    Nitish said he was against bringing in laws through ordinances and urged the Centre to use parliament to introduce new laws. He said, "This legislation should have been debated in Parliament, instead of being brought in through back door. He also said that public opinion was against this controversial ordinance as they disapproved of its motive to protect tainted and convicted politicians.

    Withdraw ordinance to boost Congress image: Nitish Kumar - The Times of India

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    His delight is more of a political nature.

    If Laloo gets convicted and since Rahul Gandhi has said that the Ordinance is a whole lot of horse pukey requiring tearing it up, and Maken gamely said that whatever Rahul Gandhi says is the Congress view, then the path for Nitish Kumar will be clear to remain Emperor for long.

    The challenger Laloo, through an unrelenting campaign by Nitish, would have been totally disgraced Laloo as a big crook!
     
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    he will be let off. The judge must have been sent a script of the verdict to be delivered from Delhi by CBI.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    There can't be any other verdict except "Innocent of all charges".

    Clean-Chit Bureau of India in charge of Investigation after all!
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    innocent buffaloes should get justice :thumb:
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    True.

    While buffaloes suffered, Laloo has given Bihar RABRI!
     
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    Kuch nahin hone wala.

    Poor buffaloes of Bihar....:pound:

    I remember he used to keep buffaloes in the backyard in his CM bungalow in Patna as well.

    Still he is an entertaining character.
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    I stopped taking Laloo seriously after reading about Banerjee commission report on Sabarmati Express. He wont be convicted because CBI is prosecuting him.
     
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    probably not.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I am seeing the news.

    It is being stated that Nitesh Kumar took Rs One Crore in the fodder scam.
     

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