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RJD chief Lalu Yadav referred back to Ranchi hospital from AIIMS; cries political conspiracy, says 'don't want to go'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 April 2018, 17:34 IST

The RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is serving his jail term after being convicted in Fodder Scam was being treated at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was referred back to Ranchi hospital on Monday by AIIMS hospital saying he is stable and fit to travel. However, the RJD supremo doesn't want to be treated in Jharkhand hospital.

In a statement issued Monday, AIIMS referring Lalu to Ranchi hospital said: “Lalu Prasad Yadav was referred to AIIMS for management of his acute medical condition. He has improved significantly and is being referred back to Ranchi Medical College for management of his chronic issues. He is currently stable and is fit to travel.”

The referral from AIIMS has come despite a letter from the RJD chief urging the administration not to send him to Ranchi instead, let him stay in the hospital. Lalu, in his letter, said, “I don’t want to be shifted back to Ranchi hospital, as that hospital is not properly equipped to treat my ailments.”

“I am being shifted to a place where there are no proper health facilities. It is a tough time but I will face it,” he told reporters after leaving the hospital.

Former Bihar deputy CM and Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav, too, said his father should remain in AIIMS for treatment. “The decision to shift Laluji from AIIMS to Ranchi Hospital has been taken in haste. AIIMS is much better and I wonder why this decision has been taken. Only AIIMS authorities can reveal the reason behind the sudden transfer of Laluji,” he said.

Lalu Yadav convicted in 4 out of 6 cases in Fodder scam is reportedly suffering from diabetes, high creatinine levels and blood pressure. The Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) where Lalu was being treated referred him to AIIMS for further treatment.

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First published: 30 April 2018, 17:34 IST