Congress over ED Raids in Alleged Land For Jobs Scam: On Friday (March 10), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided several premises of the family of former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. ) Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge targeted the Modi government at the Center regarding the raid. Kharge even said that now the water has gone above the head.
Actually, on Friday, the ED got land ‘scam’ Raids were conducted in many cities of Bihar and many other places as part of money laundering investigation in the case. During this, the premises of Lalu Yadav’s family and other RJD leaders were also raided. The premises of RJD chief’s three daughters were also raided.
‘Now the water has gone over the head’
On ED’s action, Congress President Mallikarjuna accused the Modi government of misuse of agencies. Kharge tweeted late Friday evening, “For the last 14 hours, Modi ji has kept ED sitting at Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s house. His pregnant wife and sisters are being harassed. Lalu Prasad Yadav ji is old, sick, even then the Modi government did not show humanity towards him. Now the water has gone over the head.”
For the last 14 hours, Modi ji called the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar @yadavtejashwi.
His pregnant wife and sisters are being harassed. @laluprasadrjd Yes, he is old, sick, even then the Modi government did not show humanity towards him.
Now the water has gone over the head.
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) March 10, 2023
Modi government accused of misuse of ED-CBI
Lalu said – My daughters, little granddaughters and pregnant daughter-in-law have been kept sitting
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also targeted BJP by tweeting about ED’s raid. He tweeted, “We have also seen the dark phase of Emergency. We fought that battle too. Today my daughters, little granddaughters and pregnant daughter-in-law have been kept sitting for 15 hours by the BJP ED in baseless vindictive cases. Will BJP stoop to such a low level to fight us politically?
We have also seen the dark phase of Emergency. We fought that battle too. Today my daughters, little granddaughters and pregnant daughter-in-law have been kept sitting for 15 hours by the BJP ED in baseless vindictive cases. Will BJP stoop to such a low level and fight us politically?
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) March 10, 2023
In another tweet, Lalu Yadav said, “My ideological fight against Sangh and BJP has been and will continue.” I have never bowed down before them and no one from my family and party will bow down before your politics.’
What did ED find in the raid?
Sources said that during the raid, the ED has seized Rs 53 lakh in cash, US $ 1,900, about 540 grams of gold and 1.5 kg of gold ornaments. According to sources, the ED conducted searches at a house in Delhi’s New Friends Colony area where Tejashwi Yadav was present. The address of this house is in the name of AK Infosystems Private Limited Company. It is alleged that the Yadav family is using it as their residential property.
ED raids residences of Lalu Prasad’s daughters Ragini Yadav, Chanda Yadav and Hema Yadav and former RJD MLAs Abu Dojana, Amit Katyal, Navdeep Sardana and Praveen Jain in Patna, Phulwari Sharif, Delhi-NCR, Ranchi and Mumbai in Bihar killed.
When did the alleged scam happen?
It is alleged that the alleged scam was carried out during the UPA-1 government when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Railway Minister. It is alleged that during 2004-2009 various persons were appointed in Group D in various zones of Indian Railways and in return they transferred their land to the family members of the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and AK Infosystems Private Limited.
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