Shatrughan Sinha slams “inhuman treatment” of Lalu Prasad Yadav
BJP MP for Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday lashed out at the Modi Government over “inhuman treatment” meted out to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during and after his hospitalisation in Delhi
BJP MP for Patna Sahib in Bihar Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday lashed out at the Modi Government over “inhuman treatment” meted out to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during and after the latter’s hospitalisation in AIIMS, Delhi.
“The inhuman treatment given to popular mass leader and ex-Chief Minister Lalu Yadav during and after his hospitalisation in Delhi was saddening, in bad taste dandnot appreciated by one and all. After all he has been our old friend and colleague and has been in state and national politics for very long. This is an era of vindictive politics.. .but Lalu Yadav deserved better treatment at AIIMS or wherever he wishes to be treated instead of being pushed out against his wish... since he does suffer from many diseases whose treatment facility is not available everywhere,” said Shatrughan Sinha in a series of tweets on May 2.
Sinha asked why the ailing politician was not sent to Ranchi by flight from Delhi, rather than being subjected to a 14-hour train journey. “Sir, could Mr Lalu Yadav not have been at least sent back on a flight instead of being forced to make a 14 hr train journey, with his ailing health condition, against his will and wish...on purely humanitarian grounds?”
Within hours after National Herald reported that Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in AIIMS on April 30, and inquired about his health on Monday, Lalu had been discharged from the hospital. Speaking to reporters after getting discharged, the RJD supremo claimed that his “life is under threat.” “This is unjust. It is a conspiracy to undermine my health. I am being moved to a place where there are no facilities. These are tough times for my family and I, but I am not afraid,” said Lalu, also alleging that the decision to discharge him from AIIMS was part of a well thought-out “political conspiracy.”
Echoing Lalu’s claims, his son and the leader of the opposition in Bihar assembly, Tejashwi Yadav tweeted a copy of the letter signed by Lalu in the morning. “The decision to move Lalu Prasad Yadav from AIIMS to Ranchi Hospital has been taken in haste. AIIMS has better facilities and I wonder why this decision has been taken,” said Tejashwi.
Four hours after his departure from New Delhi, Lalu’s condition deteriorated on the Ranchi-bound train.