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PIL in Patna HC seeks CBI probe into assets of Lalu's sons

PIL comes in backdrop of series of allegations levelled by Sushil Kumar Modi over land deals

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav during the 93rd birth anniversary celebrations of Jannayak Karpoori Thakur

On Thursday, a was filed in the Patna High Court seeking annulment of election of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav and his brother and Health Minister for allegedly concealing details of their property in poll affidavits.

Advocate M P Sangar made the two minister, who are sons of RJD President Lalu Prasad, and the state government as respondents in the petition which also sought a CBI inquiry into the assets owned by them.

The petitioner alleged that the two ministers had concealed details of their property in the election affidavit submitted during 2015 Assembly poll and prayed to the court to declare their membership of the Assembly as null and void.

While Tejaswi won the 2015 assembly poll from seat in Vaishali district, is an MLA from Mahua in the same district.

The comes in the backdrop of a series of allegations levelled by senior BJP leader over land deals by Lalu Prasad's family.

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 19:23 IST