Lalu Prasad Yadav suffering from depression: Medical Report
Incarcerated RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is suffering from depression, director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) R K Shrivastava confirmed.
Doctors attending the former Bihar CM at RIMS have mentioned this in their report, he added.
Asked about reports that a psychiatrist may look into Prasad’s condition, Shrivastava said there is no update as of now.
Some media reports have attributed Lalu’s deteriorating health to corruption cases affecting his family and also reports of political one-upmanship between his two sons.
Prasad has already publicly shown his preference for younger son Tejashwi Yadav as his heir apparent. But elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, a senior minister in the previous grand alliance, has high public standing.
Tej Pratap’s padyatra (foot march) from Patna to Sitab Diara, the birthplace of socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan, is seen as counter to Tejashwi’s July bicycle yatra from Bodh Gaya to Patna.
Prasad, after spending a few months out of jail surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi on August 30, upon the expiry of the provisional bail granted to him by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment.