Tej Pratap acused of illegal land grabbing in Bihar

Erika Holt
February 22, 2018

Six months after stepping down as Bihar's health minister, Tej Pratap vacated his government bungalow, claiming that "Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi unleashed ghosts" in the bungalow, reported Deccan Chronicle.

The bungalow was allotted to Tej Pratap Yadav after he became the health minister in the Nitish-led alliance government.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi had alleged that the petrol pump was fraudulently allotted to Tej Pratap during the UPA-II regime.

After nearly 20 months, Nitish Kumar parted ways with the RJD and formed an alliance with the BJP on July 27, last year. "The ghosts were haunting me". However, after the grand alliance of RJD, Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and the Congress collapsed in 2017, Pratap was among the many politicians who were asked to vacate the government bungalows.

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Tej chose to vacate the bungalow after receiving a second notice, said RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav.

Lalu Yadav's Son Tej Pratap In Trouble Again. However, in August, the state building construction department (BCD) sent several official notices to the former RJD and Congress ministers asking them to vacate their bungalows. Sources close to him said that there was a 'dushman maaran jaap' (chant of hymns to eliminate enemies) organised at the bungalow in June when central agencies were investigating corruption charges against his family, according to the report.

However, BCD minister Maheshwar Hazari said that Tej had not informed the department that he had vacated the bungalow.

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