Amid tussle between the two big parties of Bihar – the JD(U) and the RJD, Lalu Prasad Yadav will be holding a rally on August 27 against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for which the party workers have put out poster projecting Tejashwi as “Baahubali”– a strongman who can save Bihar, as per Aaj Tak. The RJD is trying to unite the Opposition parties against the BJP before Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Today, RJD leaders protest over multi-crore Srijan Scam rocked the Bihar Assembly. Tejashwi Yadav demanded Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the multi-crore Srijan scam. He also asked CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi to resign, a per ANI.
“They have taken money from the public treasury. Both of them (Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi) should resign as the scam happened in their knowledge and they protected the main accused,” Yadav said. He also alleged that the Srijan scam was not only confined to the Bhagalpur district it has links in several districts. As the proceedings of the monsoon session began in the Assembly, RJD legislators started shouting slogans against the government. Later, the Speaker was compelled to adjourn the house, as per India Today.
According to an Indian Express report, the Bhagalpur Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the Rs 1000-crore Srijan Scam is searching for two political leaders who may hold the key to the probe into NGO’s “shadow investment,” Earlier on August 17, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had recommended a CBI probe into the alleged Bhagalpur Srijan NGO scam. One of the accused, Mahesh Mandal, who was arrested in connection with the Srijan Scam, died on last Sunday at a hospital in Bhagalpur district in Bihar. A report by ANI stated that Mandal was suffering from cancer and his kidneys were also damaged. He was working as a clerk at the government’s welfare department before he was arrested in the scam.