Hours after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi pronounced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad guilty in a fodder scam case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that its alliance with the Congress party is an “alliance of corruption”.”The alliance between Congress and Lalu Yadav’s party is an alliance of corruption, connivance and cheating the people of India, it is clear from the verdict of the court,” said Union Minister JP Nadda on the fodder scam verdict.The Union Minister further slammed Lalu Prasad for not accepting the verdict on the infamous fodder scam.”Lalu Prasad Yadav is even now politicising the issue instead of accepting the verdict, just to deviate his corruption he is leveling allegations of conspiracy on BJP”, added JP Nadda.Moreover, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey welcomed the verdict that has been pronounced by the Court.”We welcome the verdict that has been pronounced by the court in the fodder scam case. We want that the people of Bihar should be given their money back that was looted from them,” said Choubey.Besides Lalu, fourteen others have also been found guilty, while seven accused have been acquitted, including former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.The court is scheduled to pronounce the quantum of sentence on January 3, 2018 for the 15 guilty including Lalu Prasad.Lalu has been convicted in the case relating to embezzling of more than Rs. 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.Apart from Lalu, Mishra and 20 others accused were present in the court of special CBI judge Shivpal Singh.The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of about Rs. 900 crore from the Bihar exchequer.
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