The Hitavada - - THE OPINION PAGE -

THAT the En­force­ment Direc­torate (ED) has seized land worth Rs. 44.75 crore be­long­ing to for­mer Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Mr. Lalu Prasad Ya­dav does not come as a sur­prise. But it only con­firms the amount of cor­rup­tion and swin­dling of public money and prop­er­ties that these so called high and mighty have in­dulged in. With un­fet­tered pow­ers as the head of the Govern­ment it is hardly sur­pris­ing that for lead­ers like Mr. Lalu Prasad Ya­dav amass­ing of per­sonal and fam­ily wealth re­mained the sin­gu­lar mis­sion. Thank­fully, law has fi­nally caught up with the chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and mem­bers of his fam­ily. Very de­serv­ingly Mr. Lalu PrasadYa­dav is now cool­ing his heels in jail. But the law is tak­ing too long to catch up with such mas­ter swindlers. It is be­cause of this in­or­di­nate de­lay in ex­pe­dit­ing cases against politi­cians pend­ing for years that they are able to get elected and oc­cupy seats of power, giv­ing them the chance to ma­nip­u­late cases they are fac­ing. But luck seems to have de­serted Mr. Lalu Prasad as he faces a plethora of cases.

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