Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday was accused by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav of having a share in the businesses of his brother R K Modi, who allegedly has links with people involved in money-laundering, reported The Indian Express. Commenting on this Modi said that the allegations put by Yadav are baseless. Yadav who was accompanied by RJD leader Jgadanand Singh claimed at a press conference that Sushil Modi, who had earlier denied having links with his brother’s business interests, had given him and his sons power of attorney (PoA) to buy two flats in 2006 and 2010. As per The Indian Express report, Yadav also had a doubt whether the growth of NGO Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti, was linked to Modi during his time at the office as finance minister and deputy CM of Bihar from 2006 to 2014.
As per IE report, Yadav showed documents to prove his claims and said that in 2006, Sushil Modi bought a flat worth 14.5 lakh while giving PoA to R K Modi who owns real estate firms. He said, “The mode of payment, whether it was through cheque, is not mentioned. This flat was in Vaishali, Ghaziabad. In another flat, the PoA was given to R K Modi’s two sons, Mayank and Rohit Modi. “I dare him to deny these links,” said Yadav. “The documents say that PoA was given to him and his sons for the purchase of flats by Sushil Modi. What more evidence is required to link him to his brother, which he has been denying,” he added.
Nitish Kumar then targeted Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and said, “Will he now ask for an explanation from the Deputy CM? Will his party spokespersons now demand his resignation?” He said he was not worried about the inquiries against him and his family members, including Lalu Prasad. “We have the truth with us. We will face it…,” he said. Reacting to the allegations, Sushil Modi issued a statement: “I took a loan of Rs 10 lakh and paid the rest of the amount in cash. I have been constantly informing the Income Tax and Election Commission in this regard. Lalu Prasad should tell how Rabri came to own 18 flats and Tejashwi got 26 benami properties in 26 years.”
BJP spokesperson in Bihar, Prem Ranjan said, “The allegations are baseless. They are doing so in reaction. Sushil Modiji was never involved in anything related to his brother’s business.”