In a stunning revelation, the BJP had alleged that RJD supremo chief who is currently serving a jail sentence for his conviction in multiple fodder scam cases was making overtures to the Finance minister Arun Jaitley for getting relief from CBI in his fodder scam cases.
The BJP had claimed that Lalu Prasad Yadav had met Arun Jaitley and offered to pull down the grand-alliance government in Bihar in lieu of getting the CBI to go soft on him against his fodder scam cases.
In a press conference, the BJP leader Sushil Modi alleged that Lalu Prasad Yadav had approached Union Minister Arun Jaitley “three to four times” through his representative former Union Minister Prem Chand Gupta. However, Arun Jaitley passed up his requests following which Lalu Prasad Yadav himself met Jaitley, claims Sushil Modi. Revealing further details, Modi said that Yadav approached Jaitley after the setback he received from the Jharkhand High Court which refused to conduct separate trials for all the six fodder scam cases against the RJD supremo.
“Jaitley tersely told him that the CBI is an independent agency and government has no business to interfere in its functioning. Lalu Prasad Yadav has always castigated the BJP-RSS but never hang backs from seeking our help whenever it is to his advantage,” the BJP leader said.
Recently, a dejected Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was denied bail by the court had penned down a letter expressing his anguish for not being amongst the people during the elections. Lalu had then accused the BJP government of falsely implicating him in the fodder cases and urged people to save democracy and constitution in the upcoming elections.