Lalu escapes unhurt as portion of dais caves in

Arwal: RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav escaped unhurt when a portion of the dais at his election meeting caved in due to overloading in Madhuvan Maidan in Bihar’s Arwal district yesterday.

Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing an election rally on Sunday.PIC/PTI
Lalu Prasad Yadav addressing an election rally on Sunday. Pic/PTI

Due to overcrowding at the dais, a portion of it caved in and many RJD workers fell down, eyewitnesses and the police said. Yadav was at another side of the wooden dais. Later, excess people were evicted from the dais and the table was also removed to ease load on the platform. Yadav later addressed the public meeting at the same venue.

Yadav was addressing the election meeting in support of RJD candidate from Arwal, Ravindra Singh when the mishap took place. Nobody suffered any major injury in the mishap, Station House Officer of Town Police station Kanhiah Singh said.

The RJD chief later jokingly said, “Nothing bad happens to good persons like me, but those who have committed some wrong are punished.”

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