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BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi accuses Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav for concealing Rs 15 Cr property in election affdavit

Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav Has Been Accused By The BJP Leader Sushil Kumar Modi On Friday For Concealing Ownership Of A Land In Aurangabad District In His Election Affidavit And Annual Assets Declaration.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Apr 2017, 11:44:12 PM
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Bihar minister has been accused by the leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday for concealing ownership of a land in Aurangabad district in his and annual assets declaration.

Tej Pratap, the state health minister in the Nitish Kumar government, had purchased land for Rs 53.34 lakh in Aurangabad district in 2010 from seven persons, but neither declared it in his in the 2015 Assembly polls nor furnished the same in the annual assets declaration before the state government, Sushil told reporters here.

Sushil, accompanied by Bihar vice-president Devesh Kumar, said "We will bring it to the notice of the Election Commission through a memorandum annexing the affidavit that did not mention the property and loan taken against it. We will demand the EC to take action."

He also raised questions as to where did Tej Pratap get Rs 53.34 lakh to buy the land in 2010 when he was barely 20 years-old.

"Will the Chief Minister dare to sack him (Tej Pratap)? ...CM Nitish Kumar is silent in order to save his government," said.

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First Published : 14 Apr 2017, 11:27:00 PM