FIR says Lalu, as railway min, was given a plot at low rate in Patna in exchange for favours extended to a companyNEW DELHI The CBI on Friday conducted raids across four cities in connection with a fresh corruption case filed against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others.
While the JD (U) maintained a studied silence over CBI raids on Lalu Yadav's family, the Congress party extended full support to RJD chief Lalu Yadav who remained in his Patna-based residence on Saturday, drawing a road map for future action.
"After reaching Patna, I would like to know what they have found in my house...." And in exchange for receiving the tender, a company owned by Lalu's close aides got a payoff in the form of three acres of land, said Asthana adding the eight persons were charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
"Now, Nitish Kumar has to decide if he wants to stay with Lalu Prasad, who is already a convict in corruption case", Singh said.
Top RJD sources said the party's proposed ' BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao" rally would be held at any cost so that Lalu and his family could portray themselves as victims of the BJP's "vendetta politics' for trying to forge opposition unity ahead of the 2019 parliamentary polls. The search was conducted in relation to the scam unearthed by the central agency, dating back to the tenure of Lalu as the Railway Minister in UPA-I government.
Sushil Modi yesterday said Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members have acquired more than 125 properties in last 12 years.
However, Lalu denied the charge of quid pro quo, accusing the ruling BJP at Centre of conspiring against him.
Names of State Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Lalit Yadav, MLA, and Mr. Prasad's elder son, Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, came up at the closed-door meeting with some top party leaders.
Between 2010 and 2014, the ownership of Delight Marketing also changed hands from Sarla Gupta to Lara Projects owned by Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav when Lalu Yadav was no longer minister.
"Under this decision only, some of the hotels which were in bad condition were leased out for 15 years in the year 2006 through open tenders for developing them".
Lalu Pradad claimed he had improved the condition of the IRCTC, which he said was formed and made autonomous during the previous BJP-led NDA government.
Tejaswi defeated the BJP's Satish Kumar in Raghopur thereby, marking a big win during Bihar assembly elections.