Political News, National, (Patna), October 9:-Weeks before Bihar polls, fodder scam convict and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been granted bail in the Chaibasa treasury case but is unlikely to walk out of jail given the pending Dumka case.
In the Chaibasa treasury case, Lalu was awarded five years’ sentence. He has been convicted in four fodder scam cases, of which he has previously been granted bail in two cases. The RJD supremo is currently lodged at a Ranchi hospital and is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments.
Exactly 20 days before elections, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan’s death has cast a pall of gloom in the state, with the potential to impact the outcome of the elections which is son and party president Chirag Paswan is fighting solo after an ugly break with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U).
Bihar Assembly elections 2020 would be held in three phases for a total of 243 seats. In the first phase, polling would be held for 71 seats. In the second phase, election would be held for 94 seats on 3 November, and the third and final phase on November 7 would witness voting for 78 seats.
The Bihar election results would be announced on November 10. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)