About time Nitish ousts ‘tainted’ Lalu Yadav: Sushil Modi

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Modi on Saturday demanded strict action against ‘tainted’ Lalu Prasad Yadav following the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unearthed a hotel tender irregularity against the RJD chief.

“Lalu Yadav was using so many companies to conceal his property over income. Lalu had been given so many tenders during his Rail Ministry tenure,” Modi told ANI.

Modi further urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take action against the corrupt leader.

“Nitish has confronted that he will never keep any tainted ministers in his ministry. Nitish has to take action against them. A leader has to take action when somebody is indulged in corruption,” he added

The Enforcement Directorate earlier in the day conducted raids on Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti’s residence in Delhi, in connection with an ongoing money laundering case.

On Friday, CBI registered a corruption case against Lalu Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi 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 allegation against him and called it a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP.

“All this has come in the wake of me and my party amalgamating all other opposition parties to unite and oust the Narendra Modi government. All this is political vendetta against me and my family. They want to break us down and make us kneel down in front of BJP. My rivals want to send me to jail, they want me to surrender in front of BJP and RSS,” said Lalu Yadav. (ANI)