Oil firm pours fuel to Tej Pratap’s petrol pump deal, seeks explanation
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Bihar’s health minister Tej Pratap Yadav, who is also the eldest son of RJD chief, Lalu Prasad, in connection with the alleged illegal acquisition of a petrol pump by him in New By-Pass Road near Anisabad in Patna. He had been given 15 days time to explain how he acquired the licence for the petrol pump.
It is signed by BPCL Territory Manager (Retail), Patna, Manish Kumar followed a complaint that Tej had acquired the petrol pump on the basis of “wrong” information furnished by him.
“On the date of submission of the application for the retail outlet, (12.1.2012) you were neither the shareholder nor the director of the said M/s A K Infosystem which never entered into any lease with you ( Tej Pratap ),” it said.
The allegation in this regard was first levelled by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi a few weeks back.
He had alleged that Tej Pratap did not have the stipulated 43 decimal of land for setting up the petrol pump at the time of applying for it. The BJP leader also claimed that it was in the year 2012, when beer-manufacturing baron Amit Katyal, managing director of the firm A K Infosystem Pvt Ltd leased out around 136 decimal of land to Lalu's younger son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.