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Make caste-based census data public: Lalu Prasad Yadav to Modi Govt.

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Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Sunday announced that his party would compel the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to make public the caste-based census data.

The former Bihar chief minister said that people of the country have right to know the details of caste-based census and the Narendra Modi-led government should make the data public soon.

“Centre should make the caste census public instead of withholding the data on numerical strength of different castes,” Lalu Prasad said while addressing his party workers here to celebrate 19th anniversary of the RJD.

He warned the Modi government that RJD would not remain silent if the central government delayed making public the data on numerical strength of the poorest of the poor, marginalized and downtrodden sections of the society.

“Prime Minister Modi should explain to people as to why the caste data was withheld,” he said.

Lalu Prasad said RJD and its allies the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Congress and National Congress Party (NCP) would raise this issue in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

“People have right to know it and every caste should know its strength and weakness in terms of population and other things,” he said.

Declaring that he along with the party workers would take out a march in Patna on July 13, Lalu Prasad urged the party leaders and workers to join the march in large numbers and express their opposition to withholding of the caste census. (IANS)

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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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