Patna (Bihar) / New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Wednesday issued notice to Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav seeking an explanation on the petrol pump license.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways to Operate 6 Pairs of Passenger Special Trains in Bihar From August 1 | Full List Here
The oil corporation has sought Pratap’s explanation on how he acquired the licence and has asked him to reply within 15 days. Also Read - Bihar Crime News: Ex-Mayor of Kathihar Shot Dead by Gunmen; Border Sealed, Search on For Accused
Speaking to reporters, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Tej Pratap’s brother Tejaswi Yadav said, “There has been degradation in results and we will provide details into the matter soon. Why are such things dealt only one sided, we too have a word for it and will be providing facts soon. We will talk on proper forum and then the truth will be revealed.” Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops
The notice signed by BPCL Territory Manager (Retail), Patna, Manish Kumar followed a complaint that Yadav had acquired the petrol pump at Patna’s busy Anisabad bypass road on the basis of wrong information furnished by him.
The notice is reportedly connected to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi’s allegations that the petrol pump had been fraudulently allotted to Tej Pratap during the UPA-II regime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.
He added 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 Tejaswi Yadav for setting up a petrol pump. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.