New Delhi, Dec 26: RJD would hold a big meeting of its functionaries including MPs, MLAs and district and cell presidents among others on January 6 in Patna to chalk out the future course of action especially in the light of fodder scam judgment and Lok Sabha elections scheduled in 2019.
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of senior RJD functionaries held at 10, Circular Road residence of party president Lalu Prasad’s wife and former Bihar CM Rabri Devi on Tuesday. This was in fact, the first formal meeting of senior RJD leaders following Lalu’s conviction verdict in the second fodder scam case given by a special CBI court last Saturday.
The meeting was chaired by Rabri Devi and was also attended by her two sons Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav and other senior leaders including Bihar- unit president Ram Chand Purbey, Jagdanand Singh, former finance minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui and former Union minister Kanti Singh among others.
“The year 2018 would be a year of struggle for RJD, especially after the conviction of Lalu in second fodder scam case. A meeting of party functionaries including MLAs, MPs, x- MLAs, X-MPs and presidents of different units among others has accordingly been called on January 6 at Patna. Deliberations would be held on strategies to be adopted by the party for continuing the fight for social justice spearheaded by Lalu Ji,” Purbey said.
Purbey added that the party would also start a movement against the conviction of Lalu even though Jagganath Mishra, another former CM of Bihar was acquitted in the same case.
Lalu’s younger son and leader of opposition in legislative assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav also made similar accusations with regard to probe in fodder scam cases. “The fodder scam was going on since 1977 and Lalu Ji became CM in 1990. It was him who first said about the anomaly in fodder funds withdrawal in 1995.