RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo)

Ailing Lalu won't be shifted to jail anytime soon

ANI | Updated: Jun 22, 2019 17:20 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], June 22 (ANI): RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav is unlikely to be shifted to the jail any time soon as, according to his doctor, his several organs are not functioning as required.
"His kidney is working with 85 per cent and heart 50 per cent capacity and heart rate has been irregular. He is being given as many as 18 medicines in a day. He has such diseases that he can survive on medicines only," doctor D K Jha said when asked whether he is in a condition to be shifted in jail.
Lalu was sentenced to jail on charges of corruption and has been undergoing treatment at the city-based hospital.
The hospital administration has forbidden him from eating mangoes on ground of increased sugar level in the jailed politician's blood.
Earlier, he was allowed to eat one mango in a day but doctors had to put a complete restriction on the leader from taking the seasonal fruit.
Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav visited him earlier it the day and presented with a copy with the Bhagavad Gita.
Sevaral political leaders have been visiting the ailing RJD president. RJD's Bihar unit president Ram Chandra Purvey and former Ranchi MP and Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay were among others who met Yadav.
As per the directions from the jail authorities, only three visitors are allowed to meet Lalu every Saturday with "prior approval".
After being convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam cases, Yadav was sent to the Birsa Munda Central Jail on December 23, 2017. He has been receiving treatment at the hospital since August 2018. (ANI)