Lalu discharged from AIIMS, claims that his “life is under threat”
“Which agency has directed AIIMS’ authorities to move me to Ranchi? Has the decision been taken under political pressure?” Lalu Prasad Yadav asked in a letter, made public by his son Tejashwi Yadav
Within hours after reported that Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in AIIMS and inquired about his health on Monday, Lalu has been discharged from the hospital.
Speaking to reporters after getting discharged from hospital, 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.
Citing “insufficient arrangements” for the treatment of his kidney and heart-related ailments at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, Lalu decried the decision.
“Which agency has directed AIIMS’ authorities to move me to Ranchi? Has the decision been taken under political pressure?” Lalu asks in the letter, adding that it took 16 hours to get to Ranchi from Delhi on train.
“If anything happens to me while being moved to Ranchi, the responsibility would lie with AIIMS,” states Lalu’s letter.
Lalu has been suffering from various ailments and was admitted to AIIMS on March 29. Lalu had complaint of uneasiness while he was lodged at the Birsa Munda Jail in March, following which he was admitted to RIMS before being moved to AIIMS.
AIIMS, however, has refuted Lalu’s claims, saying that the former Bihar CM is fit to travel to Ranchi. In a statement, AIIMS said that Lalu’s condition had improved significantly and he was therefore being referred back to the Ranchi Medical College. The premier hospital had formed a team of six doctor to decide Lalu’s course of the treatment.
A special CBI court had sentenced Lalu to 14 years in jail in the fodder scam.