Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday came out with another old ‘land deal’ involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad Prasad.
He alleged that (Prof) Ramashray Prasad Yadav was made chairman of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) way back in January 1991, that is, just nine months after Lalu became the CM of Bihar.
Similarly, Mohammad Shamim, an old associate of Lalu (from JP movement days), was nominated as an MLC from the Governor’s Quota in 1998 when Rabri Devi was the CM.
Ramashray remained the chairman of BPSC for full six years, that is, till January 1997.
According to the deputy CM, Ramashray Prasad Yadav, first of all, registered a plot of land measuring 6,726 sq ft, around 5.5 cottah, at Saguna Mor area––now the western outskirt of Patna––to Mohammad Shamim and his wife Sufia Tabbasum in 1993-94.
SuMo said that on May 13, 2005, Shamim and his wife gave the ‘power of attorney’ to Rabri Devi who in her election affidavit showed the property as her own asset.
Sushil Modi asked as to why did she mention in her affidavit that it was her asset when she was just given power of attorney of the said plot of land?
SuMo pointed out towards, what he said, various innovative ways and means adopted by Lalu for acquiring properties. He wondered as to how can Rabri Devi, a former chief minister, be made the caretaker of the land of Shamim as people normally become caretakers of the property of former CMs.
Though the deputy CM said that the plot was worth over Rs two crore independent sources and real estate dealers are of the view that in 1993-94 the plot was worth only a couple of lakh of rupees as Saguna Mor was not a part of the city, though it is also true that it was gradually expanding westward.