Lalu Yadav discharged from Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute; RJD plans next move

New Delhi, August 25, News24 Bureau: Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav has been discharged from Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute today. The Jharkhand High Court had yesterday rejected his request for three months bail extension on medical grounds and had asked him to surrender by August 30.

There is a feeling of shock and disbelief after the ailing RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was denied an extension of the provisional bail by Jharkhand High Court on Friday. The Court has directed him to surrender before the CBI court by August 30.RJD legislator and spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said, “We do not comment on judicial pronouncements, but the truth that is worrying all of us in the party is that his (Lalu’s) health remains critical and he badly needs medical treatment and care.”

The 70-year-old RJD chief who is convicted in four cases of the famous fodder scam is on bail since May 11 on medical grounds. In the fodder scam, he has been awarded jail terms for over 27 years. He was undergoing treatment at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai.Just a couple of days back RJD leader and Lalu Yadav's son had shared his concern about his father's deteriorating health conditions. He had tweeted: “Perturbed to see his falling health & increased infection. Praying that he may recover soon under the around-the-clock monitoring & continuous medical care of specialist doctors.”

In the meantime, Tejashwi yadav, who also happens to be the Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, has started the process of consulting legal experts to appeal against the high court order in the Supreme Court and get the bail extended.