Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will be taken to AIIMS in Delhi for treatment after his health deteriorated further, media reports said. He is likely to be accompanied by his son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and his family.
At present, the former Bihar Chief Minister is under treatment at a hospital in Ranchi. Lalu Prasad was sentenced to jail after he was convicted in the Bihar fodder scam.
The jail’s medical board has given its green light to shift the leader to AIIMS Delhi. The jail administration, however, will still need the permission of the lower court to move Lalu Yadav to Delhi.
What Lalu Prasad’s son said?
Tejashwi Yadav said he would speak with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren about his father. “We want better treatment for him. His situation is serious. I will meet the Chief Minister on Saturday,” Tejashwi Yadav told reporters in Ranchi on Friday.
Yadav said his father who has undergone heart surgery earlier has been diagnosed with pneumonia. He said Lalu Prasad’s kidneys work at only 25% of their capacity and he has difficulty breathing.
Sentenced to jail in December 2017, Lalu has spent most of his sentence at the Jharkhand’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.
RJD’s reins have been taken over by Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav under whose leadership the party put up a good performance in the Bihar election last year. Lalu did not take part in the party’s campaign.
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