SuMo alleges state government prevented entry of journalists into Council
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday charged the state government with preventing the entroy of journalists in the Bihar Legislative Council.
He said that the state government is pressuring the administration of the state Upper House to ask security personnel why they allowed journalists to enter the premises without prior permission.
Reports said journalists of two private news channels had gone to the Legislative Council to interview Lalan Choudhary, a lower division clerk, on June 14.
Lalan shot into the news after Sushil Modi alleged that Lalan had gifted a plot of land, worth over Rs 60 lakh, to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Hema Yadav.
According to the former deputy CM, Lalan’s name figured in the below poverty line (BPL) list though he works at the Legislative Council.
The copy of the notice provided by SuMo said Council marshal Trhibhuvan Singh and three deputy marshals, Sitaram Rai, Michael Pol Das and Rajeshwar Ram, have been asked to explain under what circumstances journalists were allowed to enter the Public Accounts Wing-2 without permission.
The notice, signed by Council deputy secretary Dhruv Narayan Pathak, directed the respondents to submit their reply the same day.