Patna, June 17: After the Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav failed to furnish a satisfactory answer to the notice issued by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited over the allocation of the petrol pump in the state capital, the allocation was cancelled by the company on Saturday, Republic TV reported. It appeared the allocation of the petrol pump was received by submitting forged documents by Tej Pratap Yadav. However, the allegations were denied by the son of former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.Also Read - Patna: Police Lathicharge RJD Workers Marching Towards Legislative Assembly; Tejashwi, Tej Pratap Yadav Detained
Defending the allocation, Tejaswi Yadav had 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 - Tejashwi Yadav Demands Recounting of Votes, Says NDA Achieved Bihar Poll Victory Through Money
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. Also Read - Tej Pratap Yadav Wins From Hasanpur Constituency
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi alleged 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.