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Lalu cries political conspiracy

 New Delhi, April 30: Convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Monday shifted to a Ranchi hospital for follow-up treatment — after he met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi at AIIMS where he was undergoing treatment for heart and kidney related ailments. The decision by AIIMS authorities sparked off an angry reaction from Lalu Prasad, who asked doctors not to endanger his life under political pressure. Talking to reporters after being discharged, the RJD leader said shifting him back to the Ranchi hospital was a conspiracy so that his health would deteriorate further. “I am being shifted to a place where there are no facilities. It is a tough time, but I will face it.” But AIIMS spokesperson B.N. Acharya said the decision was taken following the recommendation of a medical board constituted for his treatment who found significant improvement in his health.

The former Bihar Chief Minister, who was admitted to AIIMS on March 29, wrote in a letter to AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria: “If I am sent from AIIMS to Ranchi medical college, in case of any danger to my life, sole responsibility will be on you all.
 Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi called on Lalu Prasad at AIIMS and had a half hour meeting with him. A medical team of six doctors from departments of surgery, cardiology, nephrology and neurology had been overseeing Lalu Prasad’s treatment at AIIMS. (IANS)

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