The CBI today carried out searches at the residence of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and 12 other locations in an alleged corruption case.
The JD (U) maintained studied silence on the raids and the fresh case registered against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar's deputy CM Bihar Tejaswi Yadav even as Congress openly batted in their support.
As per reports, the case filed against them is related to the alleged irregularities in tenders allotted to a private company for the objective of development, maintenance, and operation of hotels at Ranchi and Puri. Aggarwal allegedly helped the Lalu family to float shell companies and invest their alleged black money in them.
In 2008, it was his present ally, the Janata Dal (United), and its leaders Lallan Singh and Shivanand Tiwari who had held a press conference to expose the various shady land deals struck by Lalu Prasad.
"The tender was specifically worded to favor Delight Marketing Private Limited, a company that had agreed to provide three acres of land to Lalu Prasad Yadav, the then Railway Minister, in Western Patna".
"From last 90 days, the BJP has been revealing about the benami assets of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members". While Nitish Kumar remained quiet, and has reportedly not given his party leaders any hint on his immediate political plans, a senior JD (U) leader said, "What could be a better situation for us than to see our senior alliance partner (RJD) listen to us?"
IRCTC started functioning in the year 2002 under a policy and the Railway handed it over Delhi, Howrah, Ranchi and Puri Yatri Niwas Hotels to it in the year 2003 when NDA was in the Government. "Everyone of you must become a Lalu Yadav and organise the rally in the fashion you celebrate the marriage of your son or daughter", he told the RJD workers and leaders.
Unaffected by the allegations levelled by Sushil Modi, Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejasvi Yadav on Thursday said they have much more important work to do for the state unlike the "unemployed" Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader.
The CBI alleges that the Patna land's sale was arranged the same day a 15-year lease was given to an entrepreneur named Harsh Kocchar to run two hotels for the railways in Puri and Ranchi. He also said that there was no reason to involve Rabri Devi and Tejashwi and that Tejashwi was a minor at the time. The premisies of Yadav's family members has also come under the CBI's radar.style="text-align: center;"