Patna: RJD national president Lalu Prasad on Saturday used Urdu poetry to convey the message that he has not lost his verve despite failing health and his incarceration. He is serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases. He is lodged in a Ranchi hospital for a number of debilitating ailments
Outlook India shared the verse on Twitter along with a video and a post by a leading English magazine.
The prisoner-patient of fodder scam taint Laloo Prasad Yadav may be at his weakest today. But his boast that you can’t take Laloo out of Bihar still rings a tad true. Will @laluprasadrjd be the absentee kingmaker in 2019?@yadavtejashwi #TheOutlookThisWeek pic.twitter.com/boupH8fonw
— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) January 10, 2019
Lalu Prasad’s bail plea was rejected by the Jharkhand High Court earlier this week.
The verse which Lalu quoted means: “I belong to a tribe of revolutionaries, a small army of those who stand for truth. It is not for nothing that I am in a fight with the order of the day, I have taken a stand for a cause.”
मैं इंकलाब पसंदों की इक क़बील से हूं
जो हक़ पे डट गया उस लश्कर ए क़लील से हूं
मैं यूं ही दस्त ओ गरीबां नहीं ज़माने से
मैं जिस जगह पे खड़ा हूं किसी दलील से हूं। https://t.co/BLUKVDP0Ng
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) January 12, 2019
The former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has been away from active politics since his conviction in December 2017 in the Deoghar treasury case. Later he was also convicted in two more cases of the multi-crore fodder scam.