CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav's homes: Political leaders react to latest accusations against RJD chief

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and some others on the charge of corruption in awarding contracts for maintenance of Indian Railways' hotels. Later, CBI additional director Rakesh Asthana said that ample proof of alleged irregularities were found in the privatisation of two hotels to register a case.

Leaders of several political parties reacted to the case against Lalu through the day. Here are some of them:

KC Tyagi, JD(U) to Hindustan Times: Raid appears to be another extension of the way Centre is treating opposition leaders. We will react only when we come across what IT deprtment has discovered during raids. But this is a fact that opposition leaders are in BJP’s target

Venkaiah Naidu, BJP: The government or the Bharatiya Janata Party has no role in it.

RC Purvey, RJD: This is a conspiracy. It is politics of revenge. The alliance in Bihar is strong and we are united.

Sushil Modi, BJP: Nitish Kumar should break his silence and sack Tejashwi Yadav as deputy chief minister.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP: Just because you consider yourself a big politician, it does not mean you are above the law.

Manoj Jha, RJD: Today is darkest day in Indian democracy. We will not be cowed down by today's events. We will fight back legally and politically.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress: This case is from 2004. Why has there been no action for thirteen years?

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, RJD: BJP has been trying to destroy Lalu Prasad and RJD for a long time. They attack all those considered a threat for them, but such actions cannot deter Lalu

Giriraj Singh, BJP: Nitish Kumar can no longer remain a mute spectator

Earlier, Lalu Yadav said that the entire exercise was a political vendetta and blamed the BJP for the raids.

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 15:48 PM

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