Sentenced to three and half years of jail term for one of the matters in Rs 950 crore fodder scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will now work as gardner for a meagre Rs 93 a day.
Lalu, who was till now imprisoned in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Jail, will be transported to Hazaribagh open jail today, where he will reportedly be employed as a gardner.
The RJD supremo was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by the special CBI court in the fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.
If the special court had sentenced him for three years jail term, the family could have approached the same court for bail, but since the sentence exceed the limit by six months, the Yadav family will have to approach high court for bail plea.
Meamwhile, RJD supremo took to Twitter to express his anger on the conviction in an open letter.
In the letter, written in Hindi, Lalu said his conviction did not make him scared and that he'd never compromise with political ideologies of secularism and rights for Dalits and backward classes.
The letter launches a scathing attack on BJP, RSS and 'Manuvadis'.
“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,” another tweet said.