Sushil Modi Alleges Tejaswi Yadav Accepted Money from Liquor Mafia

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, accused his predecessor Tejaswi Yadav of receiving kickbacks from the so-called liquor mafia saying the RJD leader had resigned from AB Export as its Director a day before assuming charge as Bihar's Deputy CM but continued to write checks in various companies' names despite telling the income tax department that he had nothing to do with these companies.

"Despite resigning from the AB Export on November 9, 2015, Tejaswi Yadav, the new Deputy CM of Bihar, signed checks on February 9 and 12, 2016 to Olive Overseas Pvt. Ltd., Nakshatra Ltd., and Yash Jewelers Ltd. During his questioning by the IT department, he denied ever knowing five gold and diamond companies that had 'loaned' him Rs. 1 crore each without any interest on them. When he had no business with these companies then how was he able to sign checks owned by them?" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader demanded to know.

Modi further said that another company named Triangle Trading Company Ltd. Owned by one Amit Katyal provided a new auto valued at Rs. 9.5 lakh in 2010 to Tejaswi Yadav.

"Katyal was a business partner of Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar when they ran Kingdom Hotel and Resort Pvt. Ltd. Between 2006 and 2009. This same Katyal 'loaned Rs. 30.26 lakh to Tejaswi Yadav and Rs. 55.51 lakh to his brother and former Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav. This 'loan' was later conveniently written off by Katyal," he said adding Katyal also falsely showed paying Misa Bharti Rs. 2.70 lakh in 'consultation' fee by a company owned by him named Krish Realty Pvt. Ltd.

The Deputy CM also slammed Congress, RJD, and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on corruption issue saying the most corrupt politicians in India were fiercely opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anti-black money measures.

"These people have lost their mind over anti-corruption moves of the NDA government. Demonetization has been proven to be a turning point in the black money culture not only in Bihar but in the entire nation. While these politicians are planning to observe an anti-demonetization day on Wednesday, the NDA will be observing anti-black money day on the same day," he said.

Taking a shot at RJD chief, Modi said that Lalu Prasad Yadav had been hoping there was a communal riot in Bihar or a police firing, or even a big bank robbery so he could score some political points but unfortunately for him and fortunately for the law-abiding citizens of Bihar, nothing of that sort had happened much to the frustration of the RJD chief.

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