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.
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