As Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted of corruption charges in the fodder scam, was released from a central jail in Ranchi, angry reactions welcomed the former parliamentarian on social media.
Lalu was granted bail from Supreme Court on Friday on the argument that bail pleas of 37 of the 44 convicts in the fodder scam were accepted by the Jharkhand High Court.
Thanking the apex court, Lalu declared he would fight against 'communal elements' who want to have their 'stranglehold on Delhi'.
"I will go around the country to strengthen the secular forces. Narendra Modi, BJP or RSS will not be allowed to realise their dreams," he told PTI.
The 66-year-old former Lok Sabha MP was convicted by a special CBI court in September and awarded a jail term of five years for embexxlement of Rs 37.7 crore during his tenure as Bihar CM. As per a Supreme Court ruling in July, he cannot contest polls for the next six years.
Condemned for corruption, Lalu also criticised the anti-graft Jan Lokpal Bill after his release.
Below mentioned are some of posts from Twitter
@Poojamahimkar: First Sanjay Dutt and then Lalu Prasad Yadav, proved that laws can be changed for the rich and powerful while the common man suffers
@amishra77: Two who invoked secularism: Lalu Prasad Yadav & Tejpal. One a convict in loot case, another facing rape case. Says a lot about secularism !
@Sinceere_Angel: Lalu Prasad Yadav~I'm willing to give any sacrifice to ensure communal forces don't come to power - As sacrifice,we want tat u shud be in jail
@being_delhite: Politician for Dummies↓Win Election - Loot Nation - Goto Jail - Let off on Bail
@Gotham3: At the moment both Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sanjay Dutt are out of jail. Justice AK Ganguly still hasn't been booked. This law is a joke
@KanchanGupta: SC lets out chara chor Lalu Prasad Yadav from jail on bail. And judiciary wonders why there's such contempt for law in this wondrous land. Fantastic. Lalu Prasad Yadav, one of the most corrupt politicians in India, railing against communalism. Secularism's brave warrior!
@fakingnews: BREAKING: Animals in Bihar demand Fodder Security Bill in case Lalu Prasad Yadav returns to power
@Farisky: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail, Homosexuality puts you in jail, Congress Party epic fail, Aam Aadmi Party, all hail!
@mitul807: Why so much attention for Lalu Prasad Yadav a convicted criminal by the court.
@BhavikBjym: Jail is the Birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna, says Lalu Prasad Yadav My Question and Confusion is thn Why He applied for Bail
@iSardarPatel: Why is Lalu Prasad Yadav out of jail ?? Is this how justice should be served ??
Namo-Namah @amanlobana 51m
Lalu Prasad Yadav has just been released from jail. This might be the perfect time to get his views on Section 377.