New Delhi: A day after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called him ‘Srijan ka chor’, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday trained his guns on RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. (Catch All Action of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: 5 Members of Gang in UP TET Question Paper Leak Incident Arrested
Addressing a press conference in Patna, Modi claimed that ever since the high court verdict in the fodder scam went against him, Yadav had been looking for a way to get back at the state government. Also Read - Parliament Passes Farm Laws Repeal Bill: Govt Scared of Holding a Discussion, Says Rahul Gandhi
“When Jharkhand High Court gave the verdict in favour of Lalu Yadav that there is no need for a trial in other cases related to fodder scam, CBI went to Supreme Court challenging this decision…When CBI did so, Lalu sent his messenger Prem Gupta to Arun Jaitley, asking to not let the agency appeal to the SC in the case.” Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index
Modi claimed that Gupta mentioned to Jaitley how, if given an opportunity, “24 ghante mein Nitish Kumar ka ilaaj kar dunga”.
Later, Yadav and Gupta both met Arun Jaitley and offered to topple Nitish Kumar government.
“Arun Jaitley clearly said that we can’t interfere in CBI’s functioning as it is an autonomous institution,” claimed Modi.
Modi, has been in a verbal duel with RJD. Soon after Modi said he would file a defamation case against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for alleging that all thieves had Modi as their surname as it hurt his sentiments, Tejashwi came up with a reminder and said, “Srijan ka chor”.
Last year, Tejashwi had claimed that both Modi and Nitish Kumar were beneficiaries of the Rs 1,900-cr0re Srijan scam. The corruption case involves siphoning of government funds by the Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Ltd.
Tejashwi dared the state BJP chief to file as many cases as he wanted and said nothing would stop him from proving Modi’s role in the scam.
Modi has continued to deny having any link to the scandal.