You give me land, in return…: BJP’s Sushil Modi details Lalu’s ‘modus operandi’ amid CBI searches

The CBI has registered a fresh case against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his daughter Misa in a complaint related to the alleged ‘land for railway job scam’. The scam had allegedly taken place when Lalu was the Union railways minister.
Sushil Modi further said that Yadav owned 141 land plots and 30 flats, besides having a dozen houses, whose proof was available in 'Lalu Leela', a book written by Modi.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Sushil Modi further said that Yadav owned 141 land plots and 30 flats, besides having a dozen houses, whose proof was available in 'Lalu Leela', a book written by Modi.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Updated on May 20, 2022 03:10 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

As the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out raids on properties linked with Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi said the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president's modus operandi was to lure people seeking jobs in exchange for land.

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Speaking to news agency ANI, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar called Yadav and his family a symbol of corruption in the state.

Speaking about Yadav's tenure as the Union railways minister, Modi said, "The modus operandi was – you give me land and in return, I will give a Group D job in the Railways. Here, the land was first granted in someone else's name and after five-six years, it was gifted to Yadav and his family (by the said group-D employee)."

The Rajya Sabha MP further said that Yadav owned 141 land plots and 30 flats, besides having a dozen houses, whose proof was available in 'Lalu Leela', a book written by Modi.

The CBI has registered a fresh case against Yadav and his daughter Misa in a complaint related to the alleged ‘land for railway job scam’. The scam had allegedly taken place when Lalu was the Union railways minister.

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The central agency's searches on Friday were conducted at 17 locations.

The searches started around 7am and Lalu’s wife Rabri Devi, his son Tej Pratap and daughter Misa were present when the CBI team arrived at the 10, Circular Road, Rabri Devi’s residence.

The RJD called the CBI 'parrots' of the central government amid the searches.

 

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