Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday claimed there was a conspiracy against him after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi discharged him and sent him back to the Ranchi Medical College. Yadav is serving a prison term after a court found him guilty in several fodder scam cases, and was admitted to the Ranchi hospital in March.
Yadav was discharged hours after he wrote a letter to the AIIMS authorities against discharging him, NDTV reported. The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief claimed he was not well enough to be shifted. “If my life is threatened by this decision, then you [AIIMS] will be held responsible,” he said.
AIIMS authorities filed a complaint with the Delhi Police alleging that some individuals misbehaved with their staff while protesting against Yadav’s discharge, ANI reported.
Yadav told reporters after leaving AIIMS that it was a conspiracy to worsen his health. “I am being shifted to a place where there are no facilities. It is a tough time, but I will face it,” the RJD chief claimed. Yadav also got into an argument with a police officer at New Delhi Railway Station.
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav claimed his father had been discharged in haste. “Only AIIMS authorities can reveal the reason behind the sudden transfer,” he told reporters. But AIIMS said in a statement that Yadav’s condition had “improved significantly”, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Yadav at AIIMS on Monday, before the RJD chief was discharged.