SuMo asks CM to sack Tej Pratap for alleged involvement in "Soil Scam"

Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday asked chief minister Nitish Kumar to sack environment and forest minister Tej Pratap Yadav for giving contract  of Rs 90 lakh for earth filling work in Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park to a company without following the tender process for construction of a pathway and beautification work.

Talking to the media on the sidelines of Janata Darbar at his official residence he said the entire episode smacks of misappropriation of public money.

"I will file defamation case against Sushil Modi. He has hatched conspiracy to tarnish my and family image," Yadav said in a tweet.

Yadav, the elder son of Prasad, further wrote on the micro blogging site said his department was competent to answer the "concocted accusations."

"It is Sushil Modi's habit to level baseless allegations. But, now his politics of falsehood would not work," he wrote.

Prasad rallied behind his son as he rejected the charges and expressed readiness for any probe in this regard.

"The allegation is far from truth. Get it inquired by anybody," he told mediapersons.

"If my family is deriving any money from any such thing in the Patna Botanical garden it must have been recorded somewhere by authority there...Get is checked to ascertain the facts," he said.

The RJD chief said his family has been rather providing cowdung to the Patna zoo free for past one-and-a-half years for its use.




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