PATNA: The traditional `Makar Sankranti` feast will not be held at RJD chief Lalu Prasad`s residence this year as he was not granted bail in the fodder scam case and was undergoing treatment at a Ranchi hospital, a party official said on Saturday.
"The Rashtriya Janata Dal is upset after Laluji was denied bail two days ago. The party would have celebrated the `chuda-dahi` festival next week if he was around. He has been deliberately framed under false charges by the BJP-controlled CBI," party spokesperson Bhai Virender said here.
`Chuda-dahi` is a staple dish in Bihar during Makar Sankranti. It is curd poured on top of flattened rice served with jaggery.
Lalu Prasad`s family did not celebrated Makar Sankranti in 2018 also after he was jailed in December 2017.
RJD leaders recalled that the feast has always been a big time for party workers across Bihar as they used to visit the former Bihar Chief Minister`s residence to enjoy delicacies.
"Laluji personally served us `chuda-dahi` and Rabri Devi and her two sons, Tej Prarap Yadav and Tehaswi Yadav, used to request all to enjoy delicacies," RJD leader Shakti Yadav said.