Sack Lalu's sons from Bihar Cabinet in soil scam, demands BJP leader
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Senior state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday demanded sacking of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's two sons from the Bihar Cabinet for the alleged soil scam.
"It is no more mere allegations. I have solid documentary evidences against Lalu and his two sons -- Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health and Forest Minister Tej Pratap Yadav. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should sack both Tejaswi and Tej Pratap on moral grounds," the BJP leader told the media here.
Modi, a former Deputy Chief Minister, claimed Lalu was given the prime land in 2005 by a businessman in lieu of help as the Railway Minister. Initially, the land was in the name of RJD Rajya Sabha member Prem Chand Gupta and his family but was later transferred in the names of Lalu and his sons, he added.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader earlier said that Tej Pratap is behind the allocation of a contract of Rs 90 lakh for earth-filling work at the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park to a company without following the tender process. The company was also to construct a pathway and beautify the park. The earth was excavated from the land, where a mall is now coming up.
Modi said Lalu should also explain to the people how a mall was coming up on the park's land in Patna.
Lalu and his sons have denied Modi's allegations about the soil scam.