Pitching for stricter laws to punish people engaged in the manufacture and sale of illicit liquor, the Bihar deputy CM said it should be studied why such people should not be handed death sentence or life imprisonment.
The Deputy CM said the 2011 social and caste survey report was not published because it had been full of “mistakes and inaccuracies. “There would be a fresh caste census by 2021. There was no point publishing it since it was grossly inadequate.
Several states including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Goa, Bihar, Gujarat and Delhi are facing revenue shortfall following the implementation of goods and services tax (GST).
The 198-page book, which will be released in Patna by Union Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad on Thursday, is said to be a compilation of facts mentioned by the Registrar of Companies about the 10 “sham” companies with which Lalu’s sons and daughters were associated
Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who in an apparent jibe at CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Modi, stated: "No need to be surprised even if the infamous pair falls at the feet of criminals....after all, criminals have more AK-47 rifles than the Bihar police".
Taking exception to the RJD chief's meetings with leaders of the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Sushil Modi had urged the CBI on Wednesday to seek the cancellation of his bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment.
Sushil Modi's outbursts came a day after a group of TDP lawmakers had met Prasad at his residence and sought RJD support to their proposed no-confidence motion against the NDA government at the Centre.