Lalu Yadav dragged his children into corruption: Pappu Yadav

New Delhi: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav on Sunday said that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is paying a price for a crime he has committed, for which his family has also been dragged in.

“These politicians have been corrupt since 70 years. I think that no one is clean but Lalu Yadav definitely did something wrong for which his family is paying now. He dragged his children in this corrupt sector and put an end to their future,” Pappu Yadav told ANI.

“I want to know how this eight thousand crore property is developed in a politician’s family. I think the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should probe each and every politician who has looted. If Misa Bharti is a culprit then a probe should be done as we have to follow the rules and regulations of law and order and respect it,” Yadav asserted.

He further said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is silent because he knows that Lalu Yadav has done something wrong.

“Lalu Yadav has betrayed the public and put his family forward as the culprit. He should accept his fault and this question arises on entire Bihar and its politicians,” he added.

The Bihar Government on Saturday denied reports stating that they were intimated about the raids conducted on RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family in prior.

A press release by the Bihar Government stated that the reports circulating about information of the raids being given to the senior officials of the state government, Bihar Chief Secretary and Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) are ‘baseless’.

“The information regarding the same was given to the Bihar Director General of Police after the CBI raids has begun, following which necessary arrangements were made,” the press release stated.

Earlier on Friday, the CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejaswi Yadav; former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director P.K. Goyal; and the wife of Lalu’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

The CBI later questioned Rabri Devi and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav.

The case was registered on the allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of Hotels at Ranchi and Puri to a Private Company dealing with Hotels in the year 2006.

The investigative agency also conducted searches at 12 locations across Patna, Delhi, Gurugram and other places.

The RJD supremo, however, refuted the allegations against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP.

While conducting raids at Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti’s premises yesterday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) recovered and seized various incriminating documents, electronic devices including mobile phones. (ANI)