IT raids at 22 locations linked to Lalu Prasad's benami property case

IT raids at 22 locations linked to Lalu Prasad's benami property case

They attack all those considered a threat for them, but such actions can not deter Lalu Prasad.

In a benami land deal over Rs. 1000 Crore Income-Tax department is probing, in this deal involvement of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is suspected. "I have not done anything wrong", Karti told reporters at Chennai, reacting to the CBI raids at several places linked to his father and him.

Both Bihar leaders are now engaged in efforts to unite opposition parties for discussions on fielding a common candidate for President.

Following the IT raids, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who has been repeatedly accusing Lalu Prasad and his family in the "benami" properties case, told the media in Patna that his stand was "vindicated".

Only a few days ago, the BJP had accused Lalu Yadav's MP-daughter Misa Bharti and his two sons, both Bihar government ministers, of being involved in corrupt land deals worth over Rs 1,000 crore.

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Lalu's RJD is part of the Kumar-led grand alliance government that also includes the Congress. Lalu's two sons - Tez Pratap and Tejaswi - are ministers in the Nitish government.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve the Lok Sabha and hold fresh general elections, as he claimed that the BJP-led Union government had "failed on all fronts" in its last three years of tenure. "There has been casual talk about it within the Janata Dal - U but so far no decision has been taken in this regard", party state President Vashisht Narayan Singh said.

In another tweet, he said, "RSS-BJP ko Lalu ke naam se kampkapi chhuti hai.Inko pata hai ki Lalu inke jhooth, loot aur jumlon ke kaarobar ko dhwast kar raha hai, to dabav banao (The RSS-BJP shiver after hearing the very name of Lalu.They know that Lalu is destroying their trade based on lies, loot and gimmicks and that is why they are putting pressure on me)".

"Kumar compromised with principles, ideology, good governance the day he joined hands with Lalu Prasad", he said. "Unless the IT has recovered some evidences, it has no meaning at all". It is said that team consisting 100 tax department officials and police officers who are leading the searches. We also discussed what is going on from this morning. "We want to reiterate that neither P Chidambaram, nor any Congress leader or any other leader of Opposition would be deterred or cowed down from fear of politics of revenge and vendetta", said party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Lalu Prasad's lawyer Chitranjan Sinha was one of the first to visit him but left without saying anything to the waiting media persons.

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