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Sharad plotted to send Lalu to jail: Fatmi

PATNA: Former Darbhanga MP Mohammad Ali Ashraf Fatmi on Monday made a startling revelation that RJD nominee from Madhepura, Sharad Yadav, was once at the back of sending birthday party chief Lalu Prasad to jail in fodder scam case in 1997.

The former RJD MP instructed a TV news channel that it was once Sharad who had conspired in opposition to Lalu at former Union minister CM Ibrahim’s place of dwelling where former CBI director Joginder Singh was once additionally provide. “Neither Nitish Kumar nor BJP, Congress or Shivanand Tiwari had despatched Lalu ji to jail. It was once Sharad Yadav who framed him in the fodder scam as a result of internal politics in the then Janata Dal,” Fatmi alleged.

Fatmi stated a Muslim fan of Lalu at Ibrahim’s place of dwelling had knowledgeable him concerning the conspiracy. “The second I got to learn about it, I rushed to Lalu’s house after midnight (at 1:15am) while he was once snoozing. I instructed him that he can be soon despatched to jail. I was the primary individual to suggest Rabri Devi’s identify for the CM’s publish. Even Ram Kripal Yadav (former Lalu’s aide and now a Union minister) was once provide there,” Fatmi claimed.

When contacted, Sharad Yadav stated, “I shouldn't have to mention anything in this issue.”

RJD nationwide vice-president Shivanand Tiwari instructed TOI, “I'm really not acutely aware of what conspiracy Fatmi is talking in opposition to Sharad Yadav. I don't have any supply to verify it. But he (Fatmi) had instructed me additionally about this issue.”

Meanwhile, Fatmi withdrew his nomination papers from Madhubani seat on Monday. He had resigned from RJD after denial of price tag and filed his papers on BSP symbol.

Fatmi stated his motive was once to defeat BJP, but since Congress chief Shakeel Ahmad has additionally filed his papers from Madhubani as an independent, he felt BJP would achieve. When asked if he'll enhance Shakeel, Fatmi stated he'll discuss it in his meeting with Maulana Rahmani.

However, he stated there was once no likelihood of his going again to RJD. “I've stated khuda-hafiz. I was aghast the way in which I was handled. The kind of phrases used for me had hurt me. Had Lalu ji stated even ten issues, I'd have no longer felt dangerous. But an individual 30 years of age (Tejashwi) stated the birthday party had no longer taken theka (duty) of giving price tag to one individual. His own brother is campaigning in opposition to RJD, but no action is being taken,” stated Fatmi.

He even gave the instance of RJD’s Sheohar nominee Syed Faisal Ali, who he stated was once no longer with RJD or perhaps a recognized journalist, still got the price tag.

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