Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, who is undergoing treatment at RIMS in judicial custody, is likely to be shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi after Holi since his condition is not improving.
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) sources said the RJD chief has been suffering from multiple diseases like blood sugar, kidney and heart problems.
“He is under treatment and medicines are being given to him but his condition has not improved hence second opinion is required for which he needs to be taken to AIIMS,” said a source at RIMS. “But this is going to be long process. A committee will have to be formed which will submit a report on his health. The permission of the jail authority as well as the court will have to be taken and higher authorities will have to be informed. Proper protection and security of the patient will have to be ensured. These are under discussion and it will take at least one month.”
Lalu, convicted in fodder scam cases, was forwarded to Birsa Munda Central Jail in December 2017.
Shatrughan Sinha at RIMS in Ranchi on Saturday. Picture by Manob Chowdhary
Later on he was shifted at RIMS for treatment.
On Sunday three Bihar leaders, Sharad Yadav, Shatrughan Sinha and Kamre Alam, met Lalu at RIMS where they had an hour-long closed-door discussion.
Sources in the RJD said that they discussed politics of Bihar.
“The Assembly election in Bihar is due this year and the Opposition parties in Bihar are gearing up for alliance. Obviously, RJD will lead the alliance. One day ago, Sharad Yadav had a meeting with leaders of other Opposition parties of Bihar,” said an RJD leader.
Shatrughan, however, called it a personal visit.
“Lalu Prasad is my family friend and I came to inquire about his health,” the film star-turned-politician said. “As far as the Assembly election in Bihar is concerned, Opposition parties should stay united to defeat the JDU-BJP combine.”