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AJ Philip letter to Lalu Prasad Yadav

A letter to Lalu Prasad Yadav India’s Prisoner of Conscience AJ Philip Dear Shri Lalu Prasad Yadavji, It is with a heavy heart that I write to you. I do not even know whether you would receive this letter in the Ranchi jail where you are incarcerated. My fervent prayer is that you get it and read it. We met just twice. The first time was when I went to the state guest house at Patna to interview the visiting Haryana Chief Minister, the late Devi Lal, at the unearthly hour of 6 am. This was in the eighties. You preferred to stand behind me when I interviewed him, may be out of deference to the senior leader. You must have found me a bother as the Haryana strongman was in his elements and enjoyed answering my questions. Once or twice you even hinted that I end the interview and leave so that you could do some politicking. The second time was when I spent a whole afternoon at your residence, allotted to your wife Rabri Devi as Chief Minister. You had just returned from a