BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, sharing an audio clip on Twitter, has alleged that Lalu Prasad is trying to lure NDA MLAs in Bihar to change sides by asking them to refrain from voting in Bihar Assembly Speaker’s election scheduled for today.
“Lalu Yadav making telephone call (8051216302) from Ranchi to NDA MLAs and promising ministerial berths”, Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted, tagging the media.
“When I telephoned, Lalu directly picked up. I said don’t do (sic) these dirty tricks from jail, you will not succeed,” said the former Deputy Chief Minister.
Here is the audio that Sushil Kumar had shared on Twitter.
In the audio, Lalu Yadav, allegedly, can be heard talking to BJP lawmaker Lallan Yadav. A voice apparently of Lalu Yadav says: “We will make you minister. In tomorrow’s election of Speaker, you will have to support us.”
When the BJP MLA apparently replies, showing his reluctance: “We are in a party”, Lalu Yadav says: “Absent ho jao. Corona ho gaya tha (be absent? Say you got corona)”.
Lalu, for the unaware, is spending a 4-year jail term rewarded to him in the fodder scam. He has spent much of his sentence at a hospital over health problems.
Currently, he is lodged in a bungalow allotted to the Director of RIMS hospital in Ranchi owing the COVID-19 pandemic.