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Nitish Kumar orders CBI probe into Bhagalpur Srijan NGO scam

“It is high time that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommend a CBI probe into Srijan scam as he has repeatedly been claiming zero tolerance against corruption,” Tejaswi Yadav, who is in Bhagalpur in connection with his ongoing Janadesh Apman Yatra, had said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Nitish Kumar, Tejaswi yadav, CBI, Bihar CM, Bhagalpur Srijan NGO scam, Bhagalpur, Sushil Kumar Modi, Lalu Prasad, Taking a dig at Nitish Kumar’s zero tolerance policy against corruption, Yadav had asked for a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam. (File photo)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended a CBI inquiry into alleged Bhagalpur Srijan NGO scam hours after Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Tejashwi Yadav demanded the same. Taking a dig at Kumar’s zero tolerance policy against corruption, Yadav had asked for a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister.

“It is high time that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommend a CBI probe into Srijan scam as he has repeatedly been claiming zero tolerance against corruption,” Yadav, who is in Bhagalpur in connection with his ongoing Janadesh Apman Yatra, had said.

Tejashwi’s father and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad also reiterated his demands for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. Tejashwi Yadav had also said he has not been allowed to hold a meeting in Bhagalpur since Wednesday as the “government is afraid” that he will expose Srijan scam and the leaders behind it. He said Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance minister when “crores were looted from people. None but Modi is responsible for it”.

Lalu Prasad, who is appearing before a CBI court in Ranchi in connection with fodder scam, said: “Nitish Kumar should sack Modi immediately if he has zero tolerance against corruption, and arrest him. There are solid evidences of Modi’s involvement in the scam.”

Lalu Prasad also accused Nitish Kumar of ‘murdering democracy’ by not allowing his son Tejashwi Yadav to hold a rally in Bhagalpur. Lalu said, “Nitish Kumar is wounded, he has choked democracy.”

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    natabardey
    Aug 18, 2017 at 5:25 am
    Have the eight IAS officers been placed under suspension with immediate effect? The IAS officer who was secretary in the animal husbandry department of the state when the Fodder Scam took place became a very poerful man in the following years, only because he was let off by the fraternity who rule this country, whatever be the colour of the ruling dispensation!
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    1. Devendra Mohanty
      Aug 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm
      Thank you Mr. Kursi Kumar. The involvement of certain political leaders now ministers, is clear. Why don't you ask them to clarify as you did in the case of your former deputy in the g alliance govt. Antaratma kuchh keh raha hai ya nehin.
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        syed ansar
        Aug 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm
        Time is the best avenger.........
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          Nasar
          Aug 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm
          But the CBI Is under the complete control Of Modi and RSS.
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            Mohan
            Aug 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm
            Lowlifes like you had no problem when it was controlled by the Italian mafia and one Minister was caught doctoring the report ( correcting spelling mistakes he had claimed if I am not mistaken) CBI was to give the Hon'ble SC in a Court monitored probe !
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              Jai hind
              Aug 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm
              U bugger ,insult to keralites how could u carry such a hypocratic Bran over ur shoulder .It's y who is really a low lufe chaddi paid troll who bark out ur intolerance when finger is pointed at u ... accept it when it's pointed At u .. ..Wh ole world knows nothing will happen since All bureaucrats are inside mdis poket ...
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            Rahul Gandhi
            Aug 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm
            No such scam. Only modi is best man
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              Mohan
              Aug 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm
              At your wedding ? !!!!!
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