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CBI war sparks Tejas and Sushil battle

Tejas accuses Sushil Modi of working with Rakesh Asthana to frame Lalu
Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted: Whether it is fodder scam or taking land for railway hotels or being owner of 52 properties at the age of 29, when made an accused he (Tejashwi) in order to draw public sympathy expresses full confidence in the judiciary and then alleges he has been framed.”

Amit Bhelari   |   Patna   |   Published 19.11.18, 06:49 PM

Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday hit out at Tejashwi Prasad Yadav even as the leader of Opposition cited a report by news portal The Wire alleging that the deputy chief minister “worked together” with CBI additional director Rakesh Asthana and the Prime Minister’s Office “to book” RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the railway hotels case.

Tejashwi said the report — based on the answers given by exiled CBI director Alok Verma to the chief vigilance commissioner — only vindicates his stand that the cases against him and his family are politically motivated.

Sushil, who had been maintaining radio silence over the issue, tweeted in Hindi on Monday: “Whether it is fodder scam or taking land for railway hotels or being owner of 52 properties at the age of 29, when made an accused he (Tejashwi) in order to draw public sympathy expresses full confidence in the judiciary and then alleges he has been framed.”

Sushil’s supporters said that he had never hid his intention to hand over to central agencies documentary evidences he had unearthed against Lalu and family.

Tejashwi, who appeared before a court in New Delhi in the railway land case on Monday along with mother Rabri Devi, declared that both chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil would go to jail one day.

“The case against us is nothing but motivated by political vendetta. We will tell our side to the court because we have full faith and trust in the court…. In coming days you will see that those who have planned this conspiracy would be found in jail. Nitishji and Sushil Modiji both will go to jail one day,” Tejashwi said.

The next date of hearing the case is December 20, in which Lalu Prasad is to appear through video conferencing.

Tejashwi said Nitish’s claims of no compromise on crime, corruption and communalism are hogwash.

“When Ashwini Choubey’s son Arjit Shashwat tore the FIR, Nitishji could not do anything. The chief minister did not have guts to arrest him and he claims that he cannot compromise on communalism. He is completely with the Sangh ideology now. What happened in the Srijan scam? Why have the kingpin Amit Kumar and his wife Priya not been arrested yet? Many scams took place in Bihar but no action has been taken against any senior officer. Nitishji should answer how much of Bihar’s treasury money was looted in his regime,” Tejashwi said.

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