In a few hours from now, the special CBI court will be pronouncing the quantum of sentence to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday. On December 23, Lalu Prasad along with 15 others, was convicted in fodder scam and sent to jail in Ranchi. The case pertaining to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of ₹84.5 lakh from Deoghar district (now in Jharkhand) treasury between 1994 and 1996 when Mr Prasad was the Chief Minister of Bihar. The special court had completed the hearing in the fodder scam case on December 13. Ahead of the announcement, party leaders and workers are hoping that he receives a minimum sentence. “We are keeping our fingers crossed…let us see what decision the court takes today. But for us, Lalu Prasad will always be our God on earth,” said a group of RJD workers gathered outside the jail gate on Wednesday morning.

Lalu Prasad Yadav is also trending on Twitter with hashtag Fodderscam. Lalu Prasad who is known for his wittiness now has created a series of hilarious jokes regarding today’s sentence on Fodder scam. Twitter has started pouring their tweets assuming what sort of sentence is waiting for Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on this new year. RJD, meanwhile, has called a meeting of all party leaders, MLAs, MPs and district presidents on January 6 at Patna to chalk out their future strategy. 

Here is what Twitter has to say about Fodder Scam sentence: 

 

“It will throw up a new challenge to Lalu Prasad’s family and his party as well…Lalu’s heir apparent Tejaswi Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav both have to work hard to steer the party ahead and face the challenges posed by ruling alliance of JD(U) and BJP,” said political analyst Ajay Kumar. 

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