Minutes after a special CBI court in Ranchi convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Fodder scam, the RJD supremo called the verdict a political vendetta in a series of tweets. Interestingly, the tweets have been put out while he was in political custody. The tweets have raised a lot of eyebrows as either Lalu doesn’t handle his own Twitter handle or he has been allowed to use a phone while in custody (which is a crime).
In one of the tweets, Lalu Prasad Yadav compared himself to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
Taking to Twitter, Lalu wrote, “Had people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Baba Saheb Ambedkar failed in their efforts, history would have treated them as villains. They still are villains for the biased, racist and caste-ist minds. No one should expect any different treatment.
In another tweet he suggested that he has been punished as even being from a lower class he dared to challenge the higher classes of the society.
“Powerful people and powerful classes always managed to divide society into ruling and the ruled classes. And whenever anyone from the lower hierarchy challenged this unjust order, they would be deliberately punished,” tweeted Lalu Prasad Yadav.
In other tweets Lalu remained defiant and cried foul saying how the whole verdict is a sham and influenced by the BJP.
Meanwhile the RJD while claiming that the verdict was a sham, said that they will fight the battle both politically and legally. The RJD also called CBI a caged parrot owned by the BJP.