In response to the allegations made by former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi, rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav claimed that this is happening with the Lalu Yadav because the government is afraid of those who stands for justice in the society.
Sharad Yadav who is contesting as a Mahagathbandhan candidate from Madhepura district of Bihar, extended his support to Rabri's allegations. He also expressed his anger on his suspension as the MP from JD(U), following his anti-party activity. He said:
"In light of what is happening with Lalu ji and Rabri ji is so unhappy, we all must think why is it happening to them. It is clear that the government is afraid of those who fight for social justice. And the way they suspended me from teh Parliament, it shows this government is in fear."
Earlier on Saturday, Rabri had alleged that the central government is trying to kill her husband Lalu Yadav by poisoning him, while he is in jail. Her comments came after the family was denied to meet Lalu Yadav on Saturday.
"They did not even let his own son meet him on Saturday. They only allow three people to meet him every week. If something happens to Lalu ji then the people will take to the streets. If the state and Central government wants to kill him by poisoning, if they want to kill entire Lalu family, they can do that, this kind of dictatorship won't work," he said.
The three cases in which Lalu Yadav has been convicted are related to the over Rs. 900-crore fodder scam, which pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the treasuries in the Animal Husbandry department in the early 1990s, when Jharkhand was part of Bihar.