The complainant claimed that Lalu and Tejaswi, the leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly, lowered his prestige by making the “wild” allegation about his involvement in the Srijan NGO scam and demanded his arrest.
The scam involves siphoning of government funds for over a decade by a Bhagalpur-based NGO, Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited.
Congress said the involvement of the Chief Minister in the scam cannot be “denied” and said the probe should be monitored by the high court. It also demanded the resignation of Nitish as well as his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi to ensure a fair probe
The Speaker adjourned the house till 2 pm. As the assembly sat after the recess, RJD members again raised the issue and insisted that it should be taken up first and created ruckus in the house forcing the speaker to adjourn the house for the day.
Mahesh Mandal worked as a conduit between the bank, government and Srijan providing original bank statements to Manorama Devi (Founder Secretary of Srijan).
An investigation by The Indian Express shows that at the heart of the scam is Srijan founder Manorama Devi, who allegedly operated right under the government’s nose, sharing the stage with ministers and flaunting her links with senior bureaucrats, businessmen and politicians.
Bihar Srijan scam: 20 years ago, Manorama Devi started with 2 sewing machines, 1 room
Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, providing vocational training to women and selling pickles, allegedly pilfered funds from Bhagalpur district administration’s various accounts for at least half a dozen welfare schemes.