Patna: Actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha expressed grief on Tuesday over the arrest of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam. He also wished to see him out of jail very soon.
"I am upset, sad and worried that Lalu Prasad has been convicted and sent to jail," the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Patna Saheb told the media here.
Satrughan Sinha, who described Lalu Prasad as a brother, said he wished the the former Bihar chief minister should get bail sooner than later.
"It is my wish that Lalu comes out of jail soon."
He said Lalu would prove himself innocent in the fodder scandal and get acquitted by a higher court.
Shatrughan Sinha said his sympathy lay with Lalu's wife Rabri Devi and their children.
The Bollywood personality is the only BJP leader who has publicly voiced sympathy for Lalu Prasad.
The BJP has hailed the conviction of Lalu Prasad. The court will announce the sentencing Thursday.