“We will not rest unless FIRs are lodged against Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi”

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has vowed to take his battle against Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar, and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi to the logical end. The veteran politician from Bihar said that he will not rest till FIRs are lodged against Kumar and Modi in the Rs 1500 crore Srijan scam.

Yadav, also a former chief minister of Bihar, said, “We will take the matter to the logical conclusion. We will not rest unless FIRs are lodged against Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi in the scam.”

Responding to Kumar’s “suicidal street play” remarks, Yadav said that he reckoned that it was a “warning” but he will continue his fight to expose those involved in the scam.

While speaking to reporters, Kumar had said on Monday, “It was a suicidal street play (atmaghati nukkad-natak) which will cost him (Prasad) heavily.” He was commenting on the public meeting of the RJD chief and his son Tejashwi at Bhagalpur yesterday.

Refuting Kumar’s claim that he first detected the scam after an incident of cheque bouncing surfaced on 7 August this year, Prasad today alleged that cheques bounced several times between July 10 to July 29, 2017.

“Why did Nitish Kumar hide the issue of cheque bouncing for 27 days,” Yadav was quoted by Press Trust of India.

Flanked by son, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, and senior party leaders Jagdanand Singh and Shivanand Tiwari during the press meet, Yadav said, “Why has he not come out with a public explanation so far, whereas Kumar used to tell Tejashwi to explain in public the charges levelled against him.”

He claimed that the 2008 CAG report clearly stated about the alleged scam related to irregularities in allocation of fund to NGO Srijan, but Kumar chose to remain silent instead of taking steps to stop the scam.

The former deputy CM also accused Nitish Kumar of being “Bhishm Pitamah” of moral corruption, “besides indulging in political corruption by betraying the mandate given to the grand alliance”.

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