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Lalu Prasad's family has another 'benami property', alleges BJP leader Sushil Modi

Patna: BJP leader Sushil Modi on Tuesday alleged that Lalu Prasad's family has another "benami property" and said he would create a situation where Nitish Kumar would have to sack Prasad's minister-sons.

The RJD later dismissed the allegations as "absurd and baseless", saying no one takes Sushil Modi "seriously".

Modi, who has been repeatedly attacking Prasad and his family for purportedly owning benami property worth over Rs 1000 crore, alleged that a Kolkata-based company purchased a house along with a piece of land worth Rs 76.32 lakh when RJD chief Lalu Prasad was the railway minister (2004-2009).

The company later made Prasad's two sons, now ministers, and two daughters its "directors", he alleged.

Modi, however, did not mention in which city the company had purchased the land, but put the current value of the said land at around Rs 10 crore.

Sushil Modi and Lalu Prasad Yadav. News18

Sushil Modi and Lalu Prasad Yadav. News18

"The company may have purchased the land either at Kolkata, Mumbai or Patna. I am making a conservative estimate of Rs 10 crore as its current market value," he claimed.

When asked how he can claim that the shares of the company have been transferred to Prasad's sons and daughters when the latest list of shareholders issued on 31 March, 2016, did not have the names of Prasad's kin, Modi said, "The company and the names of all 20 shareholders are fake."

Modi said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should show courage to dismiss the ministe-sons of Prasad as he did by supporting the NDA's presidential candidate.

"I'll create a situation where Nitish Kumar will have no option but to dismiss these two ministers (Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav)," Modi said.

RJD spokesman and MLA Shakti Singh Yadav said, "Sushil Modi is suffering from Lalu phobia these days.

"Neither the party nor the people of the state take Modi's absurd and baseless allegations seriously and hence the party does not even consider it worth replying...Modi's allegations thus prove that he has reached the extreme point
of moral degradation," he said.

Updated Date: Jun 27, 2017 23:03 PM

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