Lalu rejigs RJD executive before heading to Singapore for kidney transplant

Patna | Updated: 25 November, 2022 2:45 pm IST

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has reconstituted the national executive body of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ahead of his visit to Singapore for a kidney transplant.

The RJD supremo is likely to leave for Singapore on Friday. His daughter Rohini Acharya is donating one of her kidneys to the socialist leader. The surgery is expected to take place between November 29 and November 30.

Before his visit, Lalu reconstituted the party’s top body in a move to concentrate power in the Yadav family. He has announced four vice presidents – his wife Rabri Devi, Shivanand Tiwari, Devendra Prasad Yadav and Uday Narayan Choudhary.

His younger son and Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has been made a member of the RJD national executive.

Lulu has been struggling with several health ailments for a long time and was hospitalized several times in the last few years. In October, he was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi where doctors advised him to go for kidney transplantation.

Later, he visited a hospital in Singapore where doctors analysed his situation and backed AIIMS doctors’ recommendation. She insisted on donating one of her kidneys to the Bihar stalwart. As per sources, Lalu initially resisted but Rohini did not budge and persuaded him to get the transplant done in a hospital in Singapore, where she resides.

The RJD supremo is out on bail in the five cases related to the fodder scam.

In October, the court allowed him to travel abroad for the kidney transplant and his passport was released from court custody to get renewed for the purpose.

Lalu may take nearly a month to fully recover after the surgery.

He has also armed his son Tejashwi with the right to change the party’s name and sign. The Election Commission of India has been intimated in this regard.

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