Modi Continues to Release Evidence to Implicate Lalu's Family in Shady Land Deals

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference on Wednesday.

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Patna: Continuing to expose the Lalu family of amassing properties of high values through dubious, and in many cases, illegal means, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday released more documents to show how Yadav's family hit the jackpot on May 12, 2005 when two families, acting as witnesses for each other, transferred ownership of two properties in the name of Lalu Prasad Yadav's two sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav.

The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who is on a crusade to expose the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and his family of acquiring dozens of properties in both Bihar and outside the state in what appears to be cases of quid pro quo, or a seat in Bihar Assembly or Legislative Council in return for high-valued properties in the state.

At the time Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Railway Minister of India while his wife Rabri Devi was the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Talking to reporters at a press conference, Modi said that Yadav made Kumar Rakesh Ranjan an MLC in the Rabri government after making him transfer ownership of two properties worth several crore rupees in Patna to his two sons when they were in their teens.

To compensate for his 'expensive gift' to his two sons, the RJD chief made Kumar Rakesh Ranjan a member of the Legislative Council twice between 1999 and 2006, the BJP leader said.

"This deal took place on May 12, 2005, the same day he made another deal involving high-valued properties in Patna – this time with Mohammed Shamim and his wife who also 'gifted' two properties to Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Yadav through a power of attorney. Both properties were purchased by Kumar Rakesh Ranjan and Mohammed Shamim from one Dr. Ramashray Yadav and later gifted to the Lalu family. In return, Lalu made both MLCs during the Rabri regime," Modi said adding both Kumar Rakesh Ranjan and Mohammed Shamim had children of their own and yet they, for some reason, decided to will the properties to the children of Lalu and Rabri Devi.

Interestingly, their earlier assertion that the Yadav family was merely a caretaker of these properties turned out to be yet another lie and an attempt to cover up their crime when they listed these properties as their own in their election nomination papers, the Deputy Chief Minister said.


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