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Sharad Yadav, Babulal Marandi meet Lalu Prasad in Ranchi jail

The meeting comes after Lalu’s sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav met Jharkhand opposition leader Hemant Soren.

ranchi Updated: Feb 05, 2018 20:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
Lalu Prasad,Sharad Yadav,Babulal Marandi
Sharad Yadav, who broke away from the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and now heads his own faction, landed in Ranchi on Sunday night.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav and former Jharkhand chief minister and JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi met RJD chief Lalu Prasad at Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Jail on Monday.

The duo was accompanied by Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav.

Yadav, who broke away from the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and now heads his own faction, landed in Ranchi on Sunday night and met Marandi.

On his arrival, Yadav spoke about the prospects of uniting against the NDA for the upcoming 2019 elections.

He accused the Centre of having failed to meet its promises and putting the country’s unity at risk through divisive politics.

“ They spent around 45 minutes together,” said Ashok Choudhary, superintendent of Birsa Munda Jail.

They did not make any comment after the meeting.

Convicted in a case related to fraudulent withdrawal of around Rs 89 lakh from Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994, Prasad has been placed in the upper division cell of Ranchi jail since December 23.

His sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav also met Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) acting president and Jharkhand’s opposition leader Hemant Soren in Ranchi.

Tejashwi had said after the meeting that the RJD was planning to form a united force against the BJP in Jharkhand for the 2019 general and assembly elections.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 14:17 IST