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Bihar patronage pipeline: Congress demands Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad’s ouster

The investigation had revealed that Prasad’s family and aides had received 36 contracts worth over Rs 53 crore under the flagship ‘Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal’ scheme.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: September 23, 2021 8:06:30 am
Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad. (Twitter/tarkishorepd)

Reacting to an investigative report by The Indian Express, the Congress Wednesday demanded the sacking of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad. The investigation has revealed that Prasad’s family and aides received 36 contracts worth over Rs 53 crore under the flagship ‘Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal’ scheme.

Addressing a press conference, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said, “It is not Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal scheme but Har Neta Theka Yojana (contract for every leader scheme).”

BJP legislature party leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tarkishore Prasad’s daughter-in-law, his brother-in-law and his colleagues have been given 36 contracts worth Rs 56 crore and Modiji, Naddaji and Nitish babu are saying everything is fine,” Surjewala said.

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“Does such a Deputy Chief Minister have any moral right to remain in office even for a day? Tarkishore Prasad should resign or be sacked,” he added.

Surjewala read out the details of the contracts awarded to Prasad’s daughter-in-law, a company in which the Deputy Chief Minister’s brother-in-law and his wife are directors. “Isn’t this a conflict of interest? Shouldn’t Tarkishore Prasad resign immediately? Shouldn’t J P Nadda seek his resignation immediately? Shouldn’t Modiji and Amit Shahji come forward and speak against corruption? Why is Nitish Kumar silent? Shouldn’t he take action?” Surjewala asked.

“BJP’s name should now be changed to Bhayankar Ghotala Party (party ridden with scams),” he added.

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