A CBI court had on September 30 awarded prison sentences to Prasad and 44 others for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa treasury when he was at the helm of affairs in Bihar in the 1990s.

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Prasad is scheduled to file an appeal in the Jharkhand High Court on October 17 against the sentence passed by a Special CBI court.

Mukherjee, who was going to Rajrappa also met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

On Sunday, RJD national general secretary Ramkripal Yadav said that Rabri Devi will lead the party in Lalu’s absence.

The decision to anoint her was taken at a crucial meeting of RJD MPs, MLAs, MLCs and senior party functionaries at Rabri Devi's residence on Sunday.

(Agencies)

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