Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, May 19, ratcheted up his campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the Income-Tax (I-T) department raids in over 22 places in Delhi and Haryana in connection with the alleged Rs 1,000 crore benami land deals involving him and his family members. Speaking at an event organised by ABP News, Lalu said that “These raids are PM Modi’s strategy to defame me. I will not let him sleep in peace. If you have conducted raids show the proof.” He also said the everyone in the BJP is fed up of PM Modi as no work has been done so far.
Watch Lalu’s full statement here:
Further hitting out at the Central government, the former Bihar CM said the ‘flag of Pakistan is still flying in Kashmir’. There have been a number of attacks in Kashmir and whenever there is NDA government at the Centre the number of attacks in Kashmir rise, he added further. Lalu once again flagged the ‘surgical strike’ issue saying that there is nothing big about PM Modi’s surgical strike as the real surgical strike was done by late Indira Gandhi.
Lalu also spoke about various cases that have been pending against him in the courts. He said, “I am not scared of accusations and I will face all the cases levied against me as I trust the judicial system of the country.”
Explaining about his connection to the Patna mall, which was referred to by IT Minister RS Prasad last week, Lalu said, “Ravi Shankar ek zamaane me mere secretary hua karte the” (Ravi Shankar, in the past, used to be my Secretary). He further explained that the ‘builder of the mall has awarded the shares to the company. 50 per cent of the profit is kept by the builder and 50 per cent is given to the company’.