BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has reportedly made serious allegations of unexplained land acquisition against Hema Yadav, the 5th daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav. According to Modi, in February 2014 Hema had received land worth Rs 62 lakh from a man named Lallan Choudhary.
The BJP leader has further claimed that this same Lallan Choudhary was involved in gifting a house worth Rs 30 lakh to Lalu’s wife Rabri Devi just 19 days before his transaction with Hema. Apparently even though Choudhary had given such high profile ‘gifts’ to Lalu’s family, his name still featured in the BPL category.
Sushil Modi also asked questions as to how Choudhary, who worked at Lalu’s farmhouse feeding animals was able to acquired property worth Rs 1 crore. He urged the Lalu family to clear all the doubts or else people would start to perceive that Lallan Choudhary was used in order to buy Benami property.
In recent days there have been various land related allegations against the family of Lalu Prasad Yadav. We had reported how Lalu’s son Tej Pratap – the incumbent minister for Health, Minor Water Resources, Environment and Forest in Bihar – had allegedly secured a petrol pump from the state-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) by falsely claiming ownership of the land. According to a complaint, the land actually belonged to a company called M/S AK Infosystems.
There have also been other troubles for Lalu. The Income Tax officials have recently raided the associates of Lalu in Delhi-NCR over allegations that they were involved in Rs 1000 crores worth land deals. It was alleged that Lalu Yadav, his daughter Misa Bharti and her husband had acquired luxury properties under suspicious circumstances.
There have also been allegations of a Zoo scam where the Lalu’s son Tej Pratap had given a Rs 90 lakh contract by Patna Zoo to a company in which he, his mother and siblings were shareholders.
Sushil Modi had also made allegations regarding the zoo scam. He had alleged that this Rs 90 lakh contract was used to just buy soil which was extracted from a mall construction site in Patna. The land from which the soil was extracted was also registered under a shell company allegedly owned by Lalu and his family.