Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Monday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioning his mother and former chief minister Rabri Devi at her Patna residence in a land for job case will not trouble him or his family.
Targeting the agency, Tejashwi said, “I came out in the morning and got information about the CBI team questioning my mother. We are relaxed because we have nothing to hide. They are coming every two-three months and nothing is being found. He should open an office in our house. If we have to get bail for Rabri Devi, then that too will be done. We are not going anywhere no matter how many times they want to enquire. We will follow all the procedures. The people of Bihar are watching everything.
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Tejashwi said that he and his family have always cooperated with the investigating agencies even in earlier cases.
“The CBI had earlier closed some cases. The Railways had earlier not accepted the cases as scams. Laluji’s tenure gave 90,000 crore profit job to Railways Alleged land scam is nothing. Can any minister, even PM or Union Minister, give a job to someone with his signature. It is provided through due process,” he said.
Tejashwi had on Sunday signed a letter along with other opposition leaders to Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the misuse of central investigative agencies, citing the arrest of Manish Sisodia.
“If someone joins them (BJP), all cases are withdrawn,” he said.
The alleged affair dates back to 2005-06 when RJD chief and Devi’s husband Lalu Prasad was the railways minister in the Congress-led UPA government.
The alleged land for job case happened between 2004 and 2009 when Lalu Yadav was the railway minister. Apart from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, the name of the then General Manager of the Railways is also included in the charge sheet.
The CBI had said that the investigation revealed that the candidates were considered for their appointment without any need for substitutes and there was no urgency for their appointment which was one of the main criteria behind the appointment of substitutes and they Joined his duties much later. His appointment was approved and subsequently he was regularised.
Many discrepancies were found in the application forms and attached documents of the candidates due to which the applications should not have been processed and their appointment should not have been approved but it was done.
Further, in most of the cases, the candidates joined their respective divisions at much later dates thereby defeating the purpose of appointment of substitutes and in some cases, the candidates could not pass their medical examination under the required category, for which he was appointed. were made and subsequently, those posts were considered and appointed where the lower/lower medical category was required, the CBI said.