Lalu Prasad Yadav has been found guilty of corruption in the Fodder Scam, while Jagannath Mishra was acquitted of all charges by the special CBI court. Lalu Prasad is going to get arrested immediately and the punishment for his crimes will be announced on 3 January 2018. Fodder scam was considered another stain on the system, and an example of leaders getting away with committing corruption because of their influences. Lalu Prasad Yadav was involved in embezzling money from Deoghar district treasury between the years 1994 and 1996. Along with Lalu, another former Chief Minister of Bihar, Jagannath Mishra was also accused of corruption and had to lose his position because of it.
There had been some suspicion as to if the two leaders will be convicted for their crimes, and it seems that Lalu Yadav has been found guilty of Fodder Scam again, after spending time jail for other charges. A total of seven people have been acquitted from the charges in the scam. Now, as Lalu had said previously, his son will be handling the rein of the party while he will be spending his time in jail until after the new year.
This is certainly a blow to the Yadav family, who were quite confident that he won’t be convicted because there was no much evidence and people were not considered to be reliable in their interviews. Moreover, because Lalu had already served his time for the charges, it was believed that maybe he would be let go this time.
This is the third consecutive decision on the corruption scams that have made India hold its head down in shame, but this is the only case in which a conviction was made, while in the 2G scam and Aadarsh Apartment scam, the accused were let go after insufficient evidence.