Tejashwi Yadav lashes out at BJP, says it’s political vendetta by saffron party

"Since the day I joined office, I had made it clear that I will follow zero intolerance against corruption. During my reign as Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, I have not done anything against the government and its function. All the three departments under me flourished with progress towards the state," he said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Tejashwi yadav, lalu prasad yadav, nitish kumar, tejashwi yadav resignation, lalu prasad yadav cbi, rabri devi, misa bharti Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav talking to media at the old secretariat on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday slammed BJP, saying corruption charges against him and his family are a part of political vendetta created by the saffron party. He also accused the BJP of creating conspiracies to break the alliance of JD(U) and RJD.

“I can only say this is a political vendetta by the BJP. The main leaders attached to it are Amit Shah and Narendra Modi. They have always been scared of my father, but it seems they are scared of me too. Right from the beginning, they are trying to break the ‘mahagathbandhan’, and accuse us in all possible ways. Not just us, they are always ready to malign Bihar for all possible crime,” he said, while emerging out of the meeting, held by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss the political situation in Bihar in the wake of CBI raids on the Yadav family. The RJD leader also added that the alliance is too strong to break and that BJP will soon get a befitting reply.

On the corruption charges slapped against him, he said, “They are bringing up cases of 2004 against me. I was 13-14-year-old that time. How could a kid do all this?” Tejashwi Yadav also denied any wrong doing reiterating that he has pledged ‘zero-tolerance’ to corruption. “Since the day I joined office, I had made it clear that I will follow zero intolerance against corruption. During my reign as Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister, I have not done anything against the government and its function. All the three departments under me flourished with progress towards the state,” he said.

His remarks come a day after the JD(U) asked the alliance partner to come clean over the corruption charges using facts and not rhetoric. “We hope that the accused come forward and provide evidences to the public to prove their innocence so that the people can be assured that the allegations which have been framed are incorrect. It is their responsibility to provide proofs,” JD(U) official spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said.

The RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family are caught in the eye of the storm after CBI raided his properties based on an FIR registered against him, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav for allegedly accepting a plot in Patna in exchange for awarding a tender for the maintenance and development of two railway hotels at a time when he was the Railway Minister in 2006.

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    Balwan
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:40 am
    Ulta chor kotwal ko dante chori aur seena jori such looter should be put behind bars as they real threat to public tranquility
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      Meh Ryan
      Jul 13, 2017 at 3:16 am
      IE will never bring true news when it come and to Christian church raping and spreading slavery as Seema Chisty is a racist secular editor of IE and wife of terroist commie Sitaram Yechuri. CHENNAI: A 60-year-old pastor, who is running a christian charitable church trust in a village in Tiruvallur district was arrested for raping a 20-year-old woman. The woman, an orphan, was staying in a shelter on the christian church premises. Police are inquiring into the christian church pastor secsxually abusing the children staying in the orphanage. Police said inquiries had revealed that the pastor, Sadhu Immanuel, had secxually assaulted another 22-year-old woman staying in the same shelter and had taken her to a private hospital in Red Hills for abortion six months ago. Whenever his family was away, Immanuel used to ask the girls to clean his house and then secxually assault them. He used to do this inside the christian church too. 8 girls and two boys were rescued from him.
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        Anthony
        Jul 13, 2017 at 4:10 am
        Please do not bring our Churches in everything. Churches have been helping poor Africans who are dying of starvation by saving their lives and Indians who have been facing centuries of cution by upper caste which is Power in the country. We feel so much pain when supporters of the current Government Lynching and Flogging Dalits and Poor Minority which is leading the life of third class citizens under Modi Government and deprived of basic right to life in country under BJP, RSS and Sanghis.
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          undefined
          Jul 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm
          Christians burned Indians in Goa and south America after blessings! Not a angles!
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        Meh Ryan
        Jul 13, 2017 at 3:08 am
        According to one study, Christian church pastors padre are biggest rapists. A Baylor University study of clergy secxual misconduct found that 30 percent of female church members who were surveyed said they had been subjected to inappropriate secxual advances or actions from Christian clergy Christian padre priests at some point in their lives. Additionally, 80 percent of these women said they knew about instances in which clergy secsxual misconduct had happened at a christian church they were attending. The Baylor study confined clergy secsxual misconduct to secxual advances or propositions, so rape and secsxual assault weren’t addressed specifically. However, that means Christian clergy church padre rape even more than these numbers. Carolyn, whose story is documented in the Baylor study, was having a crisis of faith. Her husband suggested she get counseling from her pastor. After the sessions started, the pastor.
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          Meh Ryan
          Jul 13, 2017 at 3:11 am
          Because of her respect for his ecclesial church authority, she continued the sessions and apparently found them helpful. Meanwhile, the christian church pastor continued his advances. He called Carolyn his “spiritual lover,” eventually kissed her on the lips without warning, and tried to manipulate her into leaving her husband. Finally, Carolyn said, he raped her. "I knew you wanted that,” she said he told her. “We need to keep this secret because it would ruin the christian church." Carolyn, understandably, was confused. "If this was any other man, I would have known it was not right," she told the study’s authors. "But christianchurch is supposed to be a sanctuary. I couldn't make sense of what was happening. He broke my connection to all that is holy." She and her family left that christian church, but her children have rejected organized Christian religion and doubt christ. "What hurts me the most is that this wasn't just physical rape," Carolyn said. "It was spiritual rape.
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          BlahBlah
          Jul 13, 2017 at 12:55 am
          You can clearly see how this paper is in bed with opposition. Instead of putting up the video of tesjaswi's bodyguard brutally beating scribes IE has chosen to put this token headline. Where is the outrage IE? would it be same if BJP goonda did this to media people? That's why English papers has lost their credibility. Do the reporting not politics. Atleast take the slogan of Journalism with courage. While I commend you keeping tabs on yogi government and other BJP government where is the same zeal with previous SP government and current non BJP ruled states?
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            David
            Jul 13, 2017 at 1:42 am
            This is the only newspaper bringing truth to the country rest is FAKE NEWS. IE is not supporting opposition but want Transparency because Modi Government is not taking action against its own people involved in Corruption and CBI too is doing nothing against them. Whether Lalit Gate, Vyapam Scam, Scam tainted BJP Government in Jharkahnd or Relatives of Kiran Rijiju involved in Hydel Power Scam and many such scams involving BJP. What happened to Reddy who spent Rs. 500 Crore on Marriage of her daughter. Did CBI or IT do anything about it. Even Former BJP CM of Karnataka involved in Corruption is being cleared by CBI because of BJP Government in Power at centre.
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              Meh Ryan
              Jul 13, 2017 at 2:58 am
              Dear so called David, if this newspaper is bringing truth which means it is bringing communal racist antiHindu news as true news then off course you are a rapist since your Christian padre told you to bend over in front of Jesus statue nailed on cross hanging so that he can rape you in the name of Jesus. Why is this paper not bringing out millions of rapes by people Christian padre priests like you in India? Afraid that it's funding by catholic Vatican church will be exposed? Shame on Christianity which raped the world.
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                Ram
                Jul 13, 2017 at 3:48 am
                David, I heard about your and your family members corruption scams involving various things like sand scam, wheat scam, trash scam, scooter scam , fish scam, pork scam etc. What about investigating them! They are as credible as your allegations against many BJP members. Kejri became what he is with such baseless legations and now he is facing real allegations and people are rejecting him like in recent Delhi elections. In todays social media information flow you can make allegations but they wont stick if there is no grain of truth and if allegation industry itself is a scam like AAP.
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              Gagan
              Jul 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm
              Biggest Form of Corruption is using CBI, IT and EB to undermine Democracy by Settling Political Scores with Opposition or anyone standing up to Government in power. Lalu was target from the day he united Opposition parties and BJP was shaken and demoralized and out of desperation using every tool and agency under their command to demonize and destroy opposition Unity somehow. But this will backfire and people will vote against BJP in far bigger number to save democracy.
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                Meh Ryan
                Jul 13, 2017 at 2:59 am
                I agree with your first point. But when you support corrupt people like Lallu the. You clearly show that you are a communal racist secular who wants to spread terrorism in the name of secularism.
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                  Ram
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 3:55 am
                  You need lots of patience friend. People dont want their next generation fate like those of Kashmiri Hindus or worst Yazdis in middle east. At least Kashmiri sons of soil, Pandits had at least rest of India to runaway, but where are Hindus in India find refuge next? We gave congress almost 60 years before throwing them out, let is give at least 30 years for BJP to see if they can rescue native cultures from invading totalitarian ones! People liek you instead of whining should pack-up to porkistan or N korea depending on what you think is best system!
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                  Pappu
                  Jul 12, 2017 at 11:49 pm
                  The case dates back to 2004/2006 when Tejashwi Yadav was 2 year old and how can two year old do corruption. This case may not stand in any court because it is Political vendetta to tarnish the image than achieving any thing good. On one hand CBI forced by BJP to go soft on hundreds of BJP and RSS men implicated in Vyapam Scam and over 50 cold blooded murders of Whistle blowers to cover up the entire Vyapam Scam since last 3 years of BJP/Modi/Amist Shah Rule. The murderers and those biggest Scammers looting entire Madhya Pradesh State destroying Health, medical, police education and many departments with Scam are getting out of Jail due to soft stand and lack of interest of CBI under pressure from BJP Regime.
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                    Meh Ryan
                    Jul 13, 2017 at 3:00 am
                    You said the same thing when Lallu was caught but then the court did find him guilty. So enough of media trial. Let him prove in courts.
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                    Sajan
                    Jul 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm
                    BJP unleashed Bajrang Dal, VHP, ABVP, Hindu Yuva Vahini, RSS on Minorities and Dalits who are Mob Lynching, Beating and Mass Murdering innocents while on the other hand BJP has unleashed CBI, IT and FB on virtually every opposition party and its leaders. CBI being used as a Political Partner and ally of BJP/NDA. Amit Shah and Modi used CBI to raid Kejrival Office and arrested his Main Officer Rajendra Kumar torturing him mentally and physically based on lies and in almost 2 years yet to file charges against him because it was POLITICAL VENDATTA. Modi Regime has ordered arrest of many TMC MPs and Ministers by unleashing CBI. Now Whole Lalu Family is Targeted through this Witch Hunt and Political Vendetta and Political Terror on Opposition by ruling BJP and RSS with Paolitcal allies like CBI, IT woking under them.
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                      undefined
                      Jul 13, 2017 at 1:47 am
                      Go to Yatra in Kashmir state .
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                        Meh Ryan
                        Jul 13, 2017 at 3:03 am
                        Christian church unleashing rapes on children through Vatican church, st Johns church, Teresa Nirmalaya homes, Southern Baptist Chirch, Mormon church, st Joseph's church, Methodist church, church of Scientology, Latter Day Saints, all these organizations have only one goal. Spread racism, slavery and rape of children in the name of world's first know terroist who was hanged live and nailed called Jesus.
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                        Arun Kumar
                        Jul 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm
                        The blind leadership of the BJP are unable to oust chargesheeted Uma Bharti from union cabinet or take actions against Kalyan Singh or take action against over scores of ministers / MPs. Everyone in India knows gifts without coercion cannot be benami assets, nothing will stand in the courts scrutiny.
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