In a tweet, Former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi has accused former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav of trying to break NDA legislators.
Former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has come out with a sensational expose on RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav where he has claimed that the RJD leader was trying to break NDA legislators to form Mahagathbandhan government in the state.
What are the allegations?
Sushil Modi has alleged that Lalu Prasad who is presently staying at Kelly bungalow at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi was using a mobile phone to contact NDA legislators and luring them with ministerial berths in Mahagathbandhan government.
“Lalu Yadav making telephone call (XXX) from Ranchi to NDA legislators and promising ministerial berths”, tweeted Sushil Modi.
Sushil Modi’s tweet.
Tweeting a phone number, Sushil Modi further said when he called on the mentioned mobile number, Lalu Prasad himself picked up the call. He said he told Lalu Prasad not to indulge in dirty tricks from inside the jail as he will not succeed.
“When I telephoned, Lalu directly picked up. I said don’t do these dirty tricks from jail, you will not succeed”, tweeted Sushil Modi
The former Deputy Chief Minister’s sensational allegation comes a day before elections for the speaker’s post is to take place in the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
NDA has fielded BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha for the post of the speaker while Mahagathbandhan has fielded RJD MLA Awadh Bihari Singh.
JDU reacts to Sushil Modi’s allegations
Meanwhile, reacting to the development, JDU leader Neeraj Kumar said that there is nothing else left to prove that Lalu Prasad Yadav is a ‘habitual criminal’.
“Using his power, the convict of corruption is in the hospital and is communicating directly on the phone. Tejashwi Yadav should respond to the allegations on his father. Election of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is to be held in Bihar and before that, Lalu Prasad is tempting the MLAs. Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav only know extortion. Sushil Modi’s allegations are very serious and action should be taken against Lalu Prasad ”, said Janta Dal United MLC Neeraj Kumar.
RJD refutes Sushil Modi’s allegations
The Rashtriya Janata Dal has refused Sushil Modi’s allegations. Party spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari said, “There is always a danger to a government with a managed mandate. Sushil Modi is accepting this and he is afraid that the NDA government can fall anytime. Sushil Modi is making unreasonable allegations to deviate from the real issues, he has been removed from the post of Deputy Chief Minister, that’s why he is making sensational allegations to remain in news”
It is almost certain that the election for the speaker’s post will take place on Wednesday as there are two candidates for the coveted post.
Questions are being raised whether Lalu was trying to break the NDA camp to topple the Nitish Kumar government.