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Sushil Modi claims Lalu sought Jaitley's help for relief in fodder scam

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and Bihar's on Wednesday levelled strong accusations against Lalu Prasad, claiming that he sought help from Jaitley for relief in the

"After convicted Lalu in a case in November 2014, CBI went to to challenge the decision. Lalu Yadav sent his to Jaitley to seek his help. Lalu's attempted that CBI should either not file an appeal or if it does file it, the probe agency must not oppose Lalu's applications in the case," he said during a press conference here.

Modi further claimed that the offered to topple the in exchange for help from Jaitley.

"Jaitley, however, clearly told him that CBI is an autonomous body and he cannot do anything about it," he added.

Modi also said that Gupta met with other senior BJP leaders to seek bail for Lalu.

"is a person with no do's and don'ts and can go to any limit to get his work done. He criticises BJP and RSS all the time but doesn't have a problem in taking their help," said Modi.

The of also alleged that the ticket distribution was handled by Lalu, despite him behind the bars.

"RJD supremo who is in jail is still trying to affect the politics of In the distribution of ticket, he handled everything from the hospital (under custody)," said Modi.

On Tuesday, Modi had announced that he would file a defamation case against for his "all thieves have Modi in their surnames" comment.

"I will file a defamation case against in High Court within two days," Modi had told reporters in

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 12:16 IST