New Delhi: Refuse the Enforcement Directorate’s assertion that: ‘proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 600 crore’ were seized in raids last week, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav mentioned on Monday (March 13, 2023) that his sisters and their in-laws had been compelled to take away the jewellery they had been carrying and proven as a salvage. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief additionally alleged that ED officers solely left his Delhi residence after receiving a “wink from above”.
“Thenga mila hai”, Tejashwi used Hindi slang to dismiss ED’s declare of big payback in job land rip-off raids over his septuagenarian father’s tenure Lalu Prasad as Minister of Railways beneath the UPA-1 authorities.
“Searches had been additionally carried out on the houses of my sisters who are usually not concerned in politics and who married after my father ceased to be Minister of Railways. My sisters and their in-laws had been compelled to take away the jewellery they had been carrying. the ornaments used had been taken to assist ED’s declare of getting recovered a khazana (treasure),” he instructed reporters.
His response got here after a CBI group grilled his mom and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi at his residence in Patna per week in the past after which questioned his father Lalu Prasad, who’s at present recovering from ‘a kidney transplant in Delhi for a number of hours beneath land for job rip-off.
final week the ED also raided Prasad’s housethe place Tejashwi Yadav, the youngest son of the RJD supremo, was additionally current.
Several different premises of the ladies and shut associates of Prasad had been additionally raided in numerous elements of the nation and the company claimed to have seized proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 600 crore.
The searches resulted within the detection of proceeds of crime amounting to roughly Rs 600 Crore at the moment. ED — ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2023
Meanwhile, Tejashwi squarely blamed the ruling BJP within the Center for the hardship his household needed to endure and mentioned: “Union Home Minister Amit Shah is very fond of explaining the timeline of events. People can take note of the timeline of central agency action against me and my family.”
“It started in 2017 during my first stint in office when these agencies talked about Rs 8,000 crore,” he mentioned referring to land rip-off for inns, including “nothing is out of this affair. After our return to power, raids were carried out on our party leaders on the same day that we proved our majority on the floor of the assembly”.
He claimed that “Maagathbandhan’s rally in Purnea final month which drew enormous crowds not like Shah’s lackluster public assembly elsewhere within the state on the identical day has pissed off the BJP. They appear to have misplaced coronary heart to assault Tejashwi Yadav politically.”
“But we are not whole political science students… We have the courage and moral strength (jigar aur zameer) to confront the BJP,” Tejashwi Yadav mentioned and reiterated that central businesses like CBI, ED and the revenue tax division acted in keeping with the “script” of the ruling social gathering.
“Whether it’s Shah or anyone else, the director of the prank now has to change… The agencies have come and put a sad face. They roar for a few days and then meow like a cat,” mentioned the deputy minister of Bihar in a biting try at humor harking back to his legendary father.
“The raid at my home was over in half-hour. We then served tea to the ER officers and requested why they weren’t leaving. My spouse wants medical consideration and has hypertension. They mentioned that they would depart solely after they bought a name from above. Obviously, the intention was to wage propaganda (warfare) towards me,” Yadav alleged.
“In their policy of defaming opponents, the BJP seems to have made me an Adani,” he joked, including “they’re already uncovered within the case regarding their alleged assaults on migrants in Tamil Nadu I’m wondering if they’ve the ethical energy to confess their mistake and apologize.
Recalling an incident in the course of the 2015 meeting elections in Bihar, he mentioned that “an enormous quantity of unaccounted cash was recovered from the house of Union Minister Giriraj Singh. No company has ever investigated the matter. chief of Karnataka”.