When Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was accusing the Centre and the Congress of influencing the CBI to get RJD supremo Lalu Prasad exonerated in a disproportionate assets case, he should also ask the union government to reinvestigate bribery charges against him, the Congress said today.
Kumar had prevented the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the Fodder Scam when he was 'a powerful minister' in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bihar Congress Chief Anil Kumar Sharma alleged at a press conference here.
"The two kingpins of the multi-crore rupee fraud --Shyam Bihari Sinha and Umesh Kumar Singh in a statement recorded by them before a magistrate under section 164 of the CRPC charged Nitish Kumar with taking a bribe of Rs one crore at the time of elections long back," he said.
He said that it was the duty of the Bihar government and Kumar to request the Centre to assign the CBI to reinvestigate the case and also the charge of bribery against him.
JD (U) National spokesman Shivanand Tiwari rubbished the allegations. "There is no substance in it."
Kumar is at present in Delhi.