SC exploring 'alternative' investigation in Lakhimpur case is vote of no confidence in UP govt: Ashwani Kumar
The senior Congress leader Kumar further said that the observation made by the court expresses concern regarding a fair investigation in the case.
Terming the policy as a "cruel joke," he said the NMP is "virtually a transfer of taxpayer-funded assets to a handful of business groups."
The former Rajya Sabha member from Punjab said the Congress leadership's decision should now be accepted by all in the interest of party unity.
The division bench of the Patna HC in their acquittal order cited the lack of adequate evidence and cast doubts on the identification of the accused.
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He said the verdict of trial court is not the final decision on the alleged culpability of Lalu Prasad whose long record of public service cannot be discounted while respecting the judicial process.