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Lalu seeked Jaitley's help to influence CBI: Sushil Modi

IANS  |  Patna 

and on Wednesday claimed that jailed seeked the help of to influence the CBI in the cases.

Lalu had requested Jaitley to stop the (CBI) from challenging the verdict in favour of him in the (SC).

"When the gave the verdict in favour of Lalu Prasad, ruling that there was no need for a trial in the other cases related to the fodder scam, the CBI went to the challenging the decision. After that approached Jaitely to help him," told the media on the eve of the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in which five constituencies in go to the polls.

He further said that when the CBI went to the apex court, Lalu sent his to meet Jaitley, urging him not to let the CBI appeal to the in the case. He said if they get help, "24 ghante mein Nitish Kumar ka ilaaj kar dunga (Will fix Nitish Kumar in 24 hours)," alleged.

He said later both and met Jaitley and offered to topple the "clearly said that we can't interfere in CBI's functioning as it is an autonomous institution," claimed.

He also called Lalu Prasad an opportunist. "Lalu Prasad took BJP-RSS' help in the past. He took help from the BJP-RSS during elections."

Meanwhile, the (RJD) has reacted strongly to the allegations made by Sushil Modi and demanded evidences for the claims made by him.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:50 IST
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