Senior BJP leader and Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on Wednesday, claimed that Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad had sought help from Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in 2017 to manage the Central Bureau of Investigation in his favour in the fodder-scam case and assured that he would topple the Nitish Kumar government in return.
While addressing a news conference in Patna, he said, “After Jharkhand high court convicted Prasad for the fodder scam, in November 2014, the CBI went to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision. Lalu Prasad sent his messenger Prem Gupta to Arun Jaitley to seek his help. Prasad’s aide requested that CBI should either not file an appeal or if it does file it, the probe agency must not oppose Prasad’s applications in the case.”
Sushil Kumar further said, “Arun Jaitley clearly told him that the CBI is an autonomous body and he cannot do anything about it.” And added, “Lalu Prasad is a person who can go to any limit to get his work done. He criticizes the BJP and RSS all the time but doesn't have a problem in taking their help.”