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Lalu son thanks Shiva

Dumka, Dec. 14: Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad’s only son Tejashwi Yadav today visited Baidyanath Dham to thank Lord Shiva, a day after the Supreme Court granted bail to his father in a fodder scam case.

Junior Yadav arrived in the temple town from Patna last evening itself even as relatives and well-wishers celebrated the decision.

Accompanied by party MLA from Deoghar and urban development minister Suresh Paswan and RJD supporters, Tejashwi arrived at the temple this morning.

“After Jharkhand High Court rejected his bail petition, I had prayed to the Lord and promised to visit Babadham if my father got bail. So, as soon as I heard the news, I left for Deoghar to fulfil the vow,” Tejashwi told reporters after coming out from the temple.

He added the news had infused a fresh lease of life among RJD supporters across the country and they all were celebrating the development.

“No one can fill the vacuum of Lalu Prasad in RJD in particular and in the national politics at large,” Lalu’s son added.

Speaking to The Telegraph, RJD minister Paswan said the party had been waiting for Lalu’s bail. “Despite previous setbacks, this time we were optimistic,” said Paswan, on his way to Ranchi where Lalu is likely to walk out of the Birsa Munda jail on Monday, almost two months after a CBI court convicted him in a fodder scam case.

In Ranchi, state water resources minister Annapurna Devi visited Ma Deori temple near Tamar to express her gratitude to the goddess.