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After Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar hints towards Janata Parivar merger in coming days

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Favoring the speech of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav about the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “a formal announcement will be made much before the end of this month.”

“All the constituent parties have made up their mind for the merger and the announcement will be made at a formal meeting to be headed by Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav soon,” said the CM.

The Bihar CM a major mover of the process of the merger of small parties into Janata Parivar, said that he had met Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is authorized to oversee the unification process of the parties, and also Janata Dal United JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav in the capital.

When asked about the meeting, the minister said, “The SP chief is authorized to call the meeting so I would not speak about the date.”

“But, keeping in view the availability of leaders, the meeting will be called soon,” he added.

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Lalu’s 4th Fodder Scam Case: Court to Deliver Judgment on March 15

Judgment to the multi-million scam awaits!

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Besides Lalu Prasad, another former Chief Minister, Jagganth Mishra, and 30 others are also accused in this case. Wikimedia Commons

The hearing in a fourth multi-million rupee fodder scam involving former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD Chief Lalu Yadav concluded in Ranchi on Monday in a special CBI court, which fixed March 15 as the date for delivering its judgment.

The case relates to fraudulent withdrawals Rs 13.13 crore from December 1995 to January 1996 from the Dumka treasury.

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Lalu Prasad was convicted in the first case in 2013 and was awarded five years imprisonment. Wikimedia Commons

He was convicted by a special CBI court in the second case on December 23, 2017, and awarded three-and-a-half-years imprisonment on January 6. He was convicted in a third case on January 24 related to fraudulent withdrawals from Chaibasa treasury and was awarded a five-year term.

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He now faces another two cases — one in Ranchi and one in Patna.

The multi-million rupee fodder scam had surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Yadav was the Chief Minister of undivided Bihar. The probe was handed over to CBI on the directive of the Patna High Court.

The bulk of the cases were transferred to Ranchi after Jharkhand was carved out from Bihar in 2000. (IANS)

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