The Income Tax Department on Tuesday conducted raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s kin in the over Rs 1000 crore Benami land deals. The Central Bureau of Investigation meanwhile is reported to have raided former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s house in Chennai. According to PTI, Chidambaram reacted to the raids by asking if he should stop writing against the government. Lalu Prasad Yadav, however, is yet to respond to the raids. The Income Tax department conducted raids and surveys at 22 locations in Delhi, Gurugram on the charges of Benami land deals worth Rs 1000 crore, involving Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Meanwhile, JD(U) leader Pawan Varma told Times Now that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that any allegations of wrongdoings must be probed. He said that the JD(U)’s alliance had been made with the RJD and not with Lalu Prasad Yadav. The law should be allowed to take its own course, the leader added. Speaking about the Chief Minister’s reactions to the raids and the effect of these raids on the JDU-RJD alliance, he said that Nitish Kumar had zero tolerance towards corruption but as of the moment, the alliance was running well. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sushil Modi said that Yadav family had acquired illegal wealth, urged CM Nitish Kumar to take actions, CNN News18 reported. He said that there was enough proof against the Yadav family.
Lalu Yadav also reacted to the raids and said:
BJP में हिम्मत नही कि लालू की आवाज को दबा सके।लालू की आवाज दबाएंगे तो देशभर मे करोड़ो लालू खड़े हो जाएंगे।मै गीदड़ भभकी से डरने वाला नही हूं
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) May 16, 2017
Earlier Times Now had reported Lalu Yadav’s daughter Bharti, involved in some very expensive land deals in Delhi. The report had revealed how Bharti had bought land worth Rs 1000 crore for just Rs 1 crore. In another report by the same channel, it was stated that Lalu’s daughter Misha had bought 7 acres of land worth Rs 100 crore by paying just around rs 1.4 crores.