Published On : Sat, Sep 1st, 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Condition Normal, he is Doing Fine: Doctor

New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav health conditions are normal, news agency reported on Saturday. Talking to sources, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, Dr. RK Srivastava said, “Lalu Prasad’s blood pressure, sugar and uric acid are marginal. He is doing fine.”

Earlier this week, fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad Yadav had surrendered before a special CBI court in Ranchi on expiry of his provisional bail. Rejecting his plea for extension of parole, Jharkhand High Court had asked him to surrender by August 30 and directed the state government to provide medical care whenever needed.

After his surrender before Judge S S Prasad, RJD chief’s advocate Prabhat Kumar had said his client had been suffering from various ailments. At this, the judge directed doctors of the Birsa Munda Jail to consult doctors who were treating the former chief minister. (ALSO READ: Fodder Scam: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Provisional Bail Extended Till July 3)

After being sent to jail in December last year following conviction in fodder scam cases, Prasad spent a considerable time at the RIMS hospital in Ranchi and at the AIIMS at New Delhi, for treatment of various ailments. He was also treated at a Mumbai hospital for three weeks and was discharged on August 25.

He was released on six weeks’ provisional bail on May 11 by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment and was restrained from taking part in any public function, political activity or issuing statements to the media during the period. The high court had extended the period of Prasad’s bail and on August 24 refused to extend it further. The former Bihar chief minister was ordered to surrender before August 30.

The RJD chief had already been convicted in three fodder scam cases in 2013, 2017 and 2018 and sentenced to 5, 3.5 and 5 years of imprisonment respectively. His first conviction, on September 30, 2013, was a major blow to him as he faced disqualification from Lok Sabha and a ban on contesting the election. The over Rs 900-crore fodder scam cases are related to the illegal withdrawal of money from government treasury by the animal husbandry department in undivided Bihar in the 1990s when Prasad was the chief minister.

Lalu has been in Birsa Munda jail at Ranchi since December 23, 2017, after being convicted in the second case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of money from Deogarh treasury.