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Lalu Says, Show Jail Certificate First, Then Take Party Ticket

PTI 11 Jan 2010, 16:16:33 IST

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has promised that he would reward a party ticket to only those who would show certificates for spending time in jails in course of agitation.

"Being in jail for sometime will be the first criterion while deciding the candidature for the party," Prasad said while addressing his party workers in Patna on Sunday evening.

"One has to come up before us with a certificate from jail authorities about the days they spent or still being in prison for the purpose of getting the ticket," he said.

Prasad also talked about the benefits of one being in jail saying "you will get everything from free medicines, clothes to quilts and blankets on good beds as an advantage."

"Those who are desirous of bodyguards need not worry after being in jails as the securitymen will continue to escort them free of cost from prisons to anywhere they go may it be courts or hospitals," he sarcastically remarked.

Lalu's statement came barely a fortnight before his party's call for state-wide bandh and fill the jail campaign. His statement is being billed as a clever attempt to mobilize support for the agitation. PTI