CBI raids at Lalu Prasad Yadav’s premises: Time for Nitish Kumar to speak up, says BJP leader Giriraj Singh
BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Friday urged Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to speak out against the ongoing investigation into corruption charges against the president of the RJD Supreme Court Lalu Prasad Yadav
Speaking to reporters, Singh said the head of government and remain a “silent spectator.”
“The law takes its course. Now Nitish Kumar ji can not remain a silent spectator.
He will have to speak and articulate his arguments, “Singh said.
Singh’s statements came after the IWC had carried out raids in 12 locations in Delhi, Patna, Ranchi and Gurgaon, in connection with a case of alleged irregularities in the offers awarded to a private company Hotels Sujata for development, maintenance And operation of BNR hotels in Ranchi and Puri.
“Now Nitish Kumar who decides whether to stay with Lalu Prasad, who is already convicted of bribery,” added M. Singh.
The IWC has filed a case against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi his wife, his son Tejashwi Yadav, accused of corruption during his tenure as Minister of Railways in 2006.
The agency made inroads into the current residence of Rabri Devi, 10, Circular Road in Patna. A team also conducted raids at New Friends Colony, New Delhi and Chankya BNR hotel in Puri.
Former Director General, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) PK Goel, Sujata, wife of Yadav’s confidant, Prem Chand Gupta, both directors of a private company, have also been booked by the ICC in connection with the case, Among others.
Several leaders of RJD reacted strongly against the incursions and gathered in front of the residence of the Lalu Prasad to express their solidarity.
Describing the day as “the darkest day of Indian democracy,” RJD leader Manoj Jha said party leaders would fight the attacks. “Today is the darkest day of Indian democracy.
We will not be intimidated by this. We are going to fight legally and politically, “Jha said.
Meanwhile, the head minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar has convened a meeting of senior managers at Rajgir Friday.
It remains to be seen whether the meeting is called to discuss the incursions of the IWC in the residence of Lalu Prasad.