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President Pranab's son Abhijeet Mukherjee visits Lalu Prasad in jail

Oct 07, 2013 11:19 AM IST Politics Politics
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Ranchi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP Abhijeet met convicted former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi on Sunday. The meeting has heated up politics with the Opposition asking for answers.

The BJP has now asked the Congress to explain, asking if Abhijeet was acting as an emissary for party chief Sonia Gandhi. "Obviously questions will be reaised on the visit of Abhijeet Mukherjee to Lalu Prasad in jail. The only people who can answer these questions are Sonia and Rahul Gandhi whether the visit by Abhijeet was personal or the Congress party would like to give help to Lalu," BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said.

Abhijeet met Lalu Prasad in jail for over 20 minutes on Sunday. Lalu is lodged in the Birsa Munda jail following his sentencing for five years in connection with a fodder scam case.