Nothing but politics of vendetta, haven’t hidden anything: Tejashwi Yadav on benami transaction charges

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav further added: "I haven't hidden anything, if I am called (by authorities) I will be ready to answer."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, IT notice Lalu prasad, Income Tax tejashwi prasad Yadav, Misa Bharti, India news Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. (Source: ANI)

Hours after the Income Tax department slapped benami transaction charges against Lalu Prasad’s family members, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav dismissed the charges as ‘political vendetta’. In a statement to news agency ANI today, Yadav was quoted as saying these allegations are being leveled because of political vendetta (Political vendetta ke aadhar par ye galat baatein chalaai ja rahi hain).” He further added: “I haven’t hidden anything, if I am called (by authorities) I will be ready to answer (Humne kuch nahi chupaya hai, humein bulaya jaayega toh hum jawab dene ke liye taiyyar hain).”

Earlier today, the IT department had attached 12 plots of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav’s family members including daughter Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh, sister Ragini and Chanda, Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi. Also Read: Income Tax department attaches 12 plots of Misa Bharti, Tejashwi Yadav and others

The tax probe department slapped charges under Benami Transactions Act against Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav. It also served attachment notice under the stringent act for assets worth over Rs 9 crore against the family of Lalu Prasad.

Further, the department has attached immovable assets such as plots, land, and buildings in Delhi and Patna which bear a “deed” value of Rs 9.32 crore but the taxman has estimated their current market value to be somewhere around Rs 170-180 crore.

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    Poda De
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    And this master-crook thought no one will ever dare catch him ! Single Family of 2 CMs, 1 Dy.CM, 1 MP - Ha Ha Ha ..What a Laughing Stock is this Alu-Lalua is !
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      Patchai Tamizhan
      Jun 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm
      it is not vendetta, but YADAV KUNDETTA. YADAV KUNDI swinled crores and crores and Govt has taken away only a small bit - only few lakhs. still the Yadav Kundi has many crores for 20 more generations - like Karunanidhi
      1. J
        Jun 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm
        love it to see the property is attached, lalu and party must be really feeling upset. IT should freez there bank account like father , son born theifs
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          D K
          Jun 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
          To dispel any doubt in the minds of people, Lalu family should place in public domain complete details like nature of property,amount invested,source of investment case of property received in gifts,source of investment in the case of donors,relation of the donor and donee,donor's economic status and similar details in respect of all properties should be provided.If Lalu family complains of vendetta,the government should place complete details in public domain and let the public decide who is who.It appears that politics is no longer the safe haven for corrupt.Politicians should realize that public mood is against corruption and this single agenda,if acted upon honestly can win them any election.
          1. V
            Jun 20, 2017 at 6:04 pm
            Either they should say it is their property and show the documents where they disclosed it belonged to them and how it was purchased or tell the government they dont care if the property is attached since it doesnt belong to them.
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