In a stunning counter attack, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal on Friday alleged that Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had bought two flats in Uttar Pradesh without mentioning the sources of money paid for buying them.
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, RJD leader and former deputy chief minister, accused Modi of using his brother’s company to convert black money into white while purchasing these flats in Ghaziabad.
Speaking to media, the junior Yadav alleged that Modi had bought one flat in Ghaziabad for Rs 14.49 lakh in June 2006 by giving power of attorney to his brother Raj Kumar Modi.
सुशील मोदी ने सपत्नी 2006 में अपने भाई की कंपनी साकेत एस्टेट से गाज़ियाबाद मे 14,49000 मे फ़्लैट ख़रीदा लेकिन यह नही बताया कैश से या चेक से? pic.twitter.com/1GyoqJy6oS
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) September 1, 2017
He also released documents stating that the veteran BJP functionary had also purchased another flat in Noida worth Rs 36.70 lakh by giving the power of attorney to his nephews — sons of Raj Kumar Modi.
Denying allegations of corruptions against him, a statement from Modi said that he had bought the flats with borrowed money. He also claimed to have informed the election commission and the Income Tax department about it.
He said, “I have purchased the flat by taking Rs 10 lakh loans from ICICI Bank while paying the remaining amount through cheque… I have also furnished all these information in my Income Tax return and also to the Election Commission.” It is Lalu Prasad who should tell the people how his wife Rabri Devi became the owner of 18 flats and his son Tejashwi became the owner of 26 properties at the age of 26 years, Sushil Modi said
According to Tejashwi, Modi later sold the Ghaziabad flat at Rs 85 lakh in May 2015 while accepting the money in cheque. He said that it was not clear in the registered deed if the money for purchasing the flat was paid in cash or through cheque.
Tejashwi said that he would submit documents to the Income Tax department, Enforcement Directorate, CBI and other agencies besides the Prime Minister and Bihar chief minister for initiating action in the case.
He also demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ask his deputy to clarify Sushil Modi’s stand in this issue.
Nitish had severed ties with the RJD and resigned as the state’s chief minister after Modi accused Tejashwi of corruption when the latter was occupying the deputy chief minister’s post. Moments after walking out of the Bihar’s secular grand alliance, Nitish had joined hands with the BJP, a party he had termed communal while seeking votes from Bihar’s voters in 2015 assembly polls.
Later, Janta Ka Reporter, had revealed how Nitish’s resignation was a well-planned scripted story and the corruption pretext was just an excuse.