Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Modi has claimed that jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav is trying to poach NDA MLAs and promising them ministerial berths in a bid to topple the government in the state. Modi made the sensational allegation on micro-blogging platform Twitter. He also shared a phone number and said Yadav was using it to contact the leaders. Modi shared an audio clip in which the RJD supremo is asking Lallan Yadav to remain absent on the day of election of the speaker on the pretext of coronavirus. The RJD leader is currently under treatment at RIMS Hospital in Jharkhand hospital. He was sentenced by a special CBI court in a number of fodder scam cases.
Yadav has been residing in bungalow allotted to the director of RIMS. Modi was one of the petitioners of the PIL after which Patna HC had ordered a CBI probe to look into the fodder scam. Modi shared the mobile number (8051216302) and said Yadav picked up his call when he called on it. He also tagged a number of media organisations in his tweet. Modi said he warned the RJD leader and asked him to not try these dirty tricks as he will not succeed.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which formed an alliance with Congress and Left parties ahead of the Bihar polls, emerged as the single largest party with 75 seats. However, it could not the majority required to form the government. NDA won 125 seats in the election with the help of BJP’s outstanding performance with Nitish Kumar getting another term as the chief minister.
Sushil Kumar, who was deputy minister to Kumar in the earlier government has now been made the Chairman of Ethics Committee of the state legislative council.