Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in the fodder scam case by a special CBI court headed by judge Shivpal Singh. He was also imposed upon a fine of Rs 10 lakh. Soon after his conviction, a tweet from Lalu’s official account blamed the BJP for his sentence. The tweet read, “Rather than practising BJP’s Simple Rule – “Follow us or We will Fix you”. I will die happily fixing myself for Social justice, harmony & equality.” For the uninitiated, Lalu’s twitter account is being handled by his family, which said that it will tweet on his behalf post his conviction in December. A letter written by Lalu was also posted on Twitter.
Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav also blamed BJP and Nitish Kumar for Lalu’s conviction and said that the family will apply for bail in High Court.