Who you gonna call? Tej Pratap Yadav says he vacated Patna govt bungalow because Nitish Kumar 'unleashed ghosts'
Tej Pratap Yadav, the son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, came up with a rather weird reason for vacating his government bungalow in Patna last week.
Tej Pratap Yadav, the son of RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, came up with a rather strange reason for vacating his government bungalow in Patna last week, according to various media reports.
Six months after stepping down as Bihar's health minister, Tej Pratap vacated his government bungalow, claiming that "Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi unleashed ghosts" in the bungalow, reported Deccan Chronicle.
The bungalow — 3, Deshratna Marg — was allotted to Tej Pratap after he became health minister when the RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance was still in power in Bihar. However, when Kumar later left the Grand Alliance and joined hands with BJP, Tej Pratap was told to vacate the bungalow.
According to a report in The Times of India, Tej Pratap is known for his belief in superstition. Sources close to him said that there was a 'dushman maaran jaap' (chant of hymns to eliminate enemies) organised at the bungalow in June when central agencies were investigating corruption charges against his family, according to the report.
He also reportedly had the bungalow's south-facing gate shut for good on the advice of vastu experts.
On the other hand, the ruling JD(U) offered its own retort to Tej Pratap's allegation, saying there was no need to unleash ghosts on "pisachas" (flesh-eating demons), reported Financial Express. JD(U) spokesperson added that Lalu Prasad was a bigger "ghost" and Bihar got rid of him after a lot of difficulty.
Sushil Kumar Modi made the statement while addressing a function organised by BJP's Extremely Backward Class Morcha to celebrate 'Jannayak Karpoori Thakur birth anniversary' in Patna.
Nitish Kumar lashed out at the Centre for discriminating against Bihar by slashing funds under various Central schemes.
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Nitish Kumar, whose third consecutive tenure as the chief minister of Bihar would end in less than a year, organised the event to raise awareness about efforts such as the 'Jal- Jeevan-Hariyali' drive, campaigns against dowry and child marriage and ban on sale and consumption of alcohol