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Updated: 08-12-2018 22:26 IST

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil

Kumar Modi on Saturday took potshots at Loktantrik Janata Dal

founder Sharad Yadav, saying the former JD(U) chief found

nothing wrong with the benami wealth allegedly owned by the

family of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.

Prasad is serving sentences in fodder scam cases.

The remarks of Sushil Modi, who is also a senior BJP

leader, came close on the heels of Yadav's meeting with

Prasad, who is currently lodged at a hospital in Ranchi on

account of ill-health.

"Sharad Yadav finds the benami wealth of Lalu family

as legitimate and therefore, he rebelled against the JD(U) and

started siding with the RJD," he wrote on Twitter.

The Deputy CM's remark was a reference to the former

JD(U) national president walking out of the party, which is

now headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and siding with the

opposition camp in Bihar.

Yadav went on to form his own outfit after he was

disqualified from the Rajya Sabha, following a petition filed

by the JD(U) before the Chairman of the Upper House.

A former NDA convener himself, Yadav had, however,

refused to toe the party line when Kumar walked out of the

Grand Alliance comprising the JD(U), the RJD and the Congress,

and formed a new government with the BJP.

Sushil Modi also criticised Yadav for "making an

inappropriate comment against Rajasthan Chief Minister

Vasundhara Raje Scindia, but keeping mum on the extradition of

Christian Michel, who is involved in the Rs 255-crore Augusta

Westland helicopter scam of which the Gandhi family was a


After drawing flak over his remarks against the

Rajasthan CM a couple of days ago, he expressed regret and

said he would write a letter to her.

"Sharad Yadav is becoming a part of a front opposed to

the NDA government, which has curbed black money, and ending

up helping the Lalu-Gandhi families in protecting their

ill-gotten wealth," Sushil Modi alleged.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)