In yet another blow to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav, a legal notice has been sent to them for allegedly making objectionable comments against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during a rally in Bhagalpur last week. The notice has been sent by Uday Kant Mishra, a member of the state Disaster Management Authority, seeking apology of the father-son duo for the same, reported news agency PTI. According to the report, the legal notice was sent to Lalu Yadav and former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi on Thursday by the lawyer of Mishra, who is also a long-time friend of the CM.
According to Vinay Shankar Dubey, lawyer of Mishra, “objectionable comments” were made by Lalu Yadav against his client in the context of the multi-crore Srijan scam. He said that a notice has been sent to Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi in this regard asking them to reply to it within 15 days. In the PTI report, Dubey said that the father-son should tender a public apology for levelling personal allegations, failing which a case would be registered against them under relevant sections of the law.
But Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi have cleared that they have not received the legal notice so far. Asked about it, the RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said the notice has not reached them and they will take appropriate action after receiving it.
Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of a chartered accountant, accused in a money laundering case and allegedly having links with Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti, on Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking cancellation of his bail.