The BJP on Monday appeared unwilling to absolve Lalu Prasad of corruption charges despite his acquittal by a CBI court, saying the RJD chief and his wife "remained guilty" in public eyes.
"We would not like to comment on the judicial verdict, but we believe that in the public eye, Lalu Prasad and those named in the case remain guilty of misusing public money and their position," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
In support of his remarks, Naqvi cited the RJD's rout in Bihar elections.
A CBI court in Patna acquitted the Railway Minister and his wife Rabri Devi in connection with a disproportionate assets case against them.
The case in which Prasad was accused of amassing property worth Rs 46 lakh above his known source of income between 1990 and 1997 as Bihar chief minister was an offshoot of the infamous fodder scam.