Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while attending a function to mark the birth anniversary of King Ashoka (born 304 BC) at a function organized by Bihar's Kushwaha council at Rabindra Bhawan in Patna on Sunday, resorted to usual politics talking less about the benevolent king who introduced sweeping social and economic changes in his kingdom over two thousand years ago and instead spent most of his time criticizing the opposition parties.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who is credited with bringing down the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar single-handedly by bombarding the media with evidence of corruption within the Lalu family, said that he was far from being done with exposing the Yadav crime syndicate that, he said, exploited Bihar for its own financial gains while destroying the state in the process.
"Yadav and his family amassed properties in posh localities by trading plum party posts and party tickets in return for lands and buildings. What kind of politics is this? He did not even spare the Tatas and conned them into handing over properties to them. If they think that I am done then I have news for them. The second round of more incriminating documents are about to be released," the BJP leader said.
Mocking the RJD leaders for acting holier than thou while the party chief spends his days behind bars following his multiple convictions in the fodder scam, Modi said that instead of resorting to lies and innuendos, Tejaswi Yadav, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, should explain how he obtained 28 properties valued at more than Rs. 1000 crore at the age of 28.
"Did he inherit these properties from his forefathers? If not, he needs to explain where he acquired these properties from," he said.
Modi also accused the RJD and its allies of creating and spreading communal tension in Bihar.
BJP state President Nityanand Rai, Road Construction Minster Nand Kishore Yadav, Health Minister Mangal Pandey, Patna Mayor Sita Sahu, Dr. Suraj Nandan Kushwaha, Dr. Renu Kumar, Samrat Chowdhary, and Basawan Bhagat were among others who also spoke on the occasion.