Bihar: RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav's oxygen level drops during video conference, meeting suspended
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Rashtriya Janata Dal founding president Lalu Prasad Yadav, could bearly speak for three minutes during a video conference with his party ministers as his health deteriorated on Sunday (May 9) afternoon. His son and leader of opposition in Bihar assembly, Tejaswhi Prasad Yadav said, "oxygen level of Laluji has dropped to 85, hence he could not speak further."

Lalu was addressing the RJD leaders from New Delhi residence of his Rajya Sabha member and daughter, Misa Bharati. The veteran leader who is out on bail after spending more than three years behind bar held meeting with leaders after he was granted bail by Ranchi High Court.

Lalu Yadav addressed about 120 leaders in Patna and other parts of the state through video conferencing. According to the state RJD president, Jagdananad Singh, RJD legislators, Rajya Sabha members and those who contested the assembly elections last year were invited.

"Since Lalu ji is our guardian,we needed his guidance ",Singh said and claimed Lalu addressed the leaders after 41 months since he was jailed at Bursa Munda prison in Ranchi. Leaders informed Lalu about the problems of the covid patients who were denied hospital beds and oxygen.

During the meeting, Lalu said, "India is going through worst crisis due to COVID-19. "I am not able to come to Patna but you should start assistance and relief centres for the Covid-19 patients," he added. Suddenly the RJD president developed respiratory problems leading to suspension of the conference.

Tejashwi Yadav later clarified that Lalu's SPOs had dropped to 85 and needed immediate medical assistance. He has asked the party leaders to reintroduce - 'Lalu Rasoi' for the poor hit by lockdown.

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