"The court has delivered a verdict taking cognizance of the free hand given to loot the treasure of Bihar, we welcome the judgment," said BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.

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Reacting to the verdict, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Today, the law has taken its own course. All those who indulge in acts of corruption with impunity need to understand that law will catch up with you. I am sure it will also catch up with those who are with the government of India."
The ruling Congress party also said that law has taken its own course. "I have respect for the judgement given by the court as law does not discriminate between person to person. Law has taken its own course. We have respect for the court," party leader Rashid Alvi said.
In Patna, Bihar BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi hailed the verdict pronouncing Lalu Prasad, former chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others guilty in the multi-crore fodder scam case 17 years ago.
"Lalu has got what he had sown, Boya pedh (tree) babul ka to phool (flower) kahan se hoi (how could he get flower when he had sown a tree of thorn?)" he wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter after the CBI court judge PK Singh pronounced the order.
"He got what he deserved," Sushil Modi, who was the original petitioner in the Patna High Court in the fodder scam in 1990s, said.
The ex-deputy chief minister of Bihar also lavished praises on former CBI officer UN Biswas, who is presently a Minister in the West Bengal government, for making a foolproof case in the fodder scam and gave him the whole credit for conviction of the RJD supremo and others.


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