Lalu Prasad Yadav will have to wait one more day, as it is now being reported that the sentence will be announced tomorrow, 2 pm, at the press conference against the charges of Fodder scam in which Yadav has been found guilty. The hearing over the quantum of sentence for the five accused people have nbeen completed at the Ranchi Special court, and a decision will soon be made about the kind of punishment the accused parties are likely to receive.
Lalu Prasad Yadav had been accused of corruption in the Fodder scam. He had allegedly embezzled funds by creating false herds and records for the livestock and fodder, through which the money came and went to him. The Fodder Scam has one of the most controversial corruption cases in India, and was also responsible for ending Yadav’s tenure as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Former CM of Bihar, Jagannath Mishra had also been accused of corruption in the scam, but was acquitted on 23 December 2017. A reported 9.4 billion money had been embezzled in the scam which had been included in the treasury of Bihar and meant for the well fare of the state.
Lalu has said that he because some of the people who were accused of corruption have been acquitted, hence he should also be given the minimum sentence. He has also cited his health as an excuse for the plea for a reduced sentence. Lalu’s advocate has filed a plea before Ranchi Special CBI court to give a minimum sentence to his client because of his failing health.