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Sushil Modi's 'Lalu Leela' released in Patna

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Deputy has come out with a nearly 200-page book titled "Lalu Leela", documenting "benami" land deals allegedly involving the and his family members.

The book was released at a programme in Thursday.

It is a compilation of documents distributed to mediapersons by in the past one year on acquisitions of properties made allegedly by Lalu Prasad and his family.

"Lalu Leela" carries blurbs by Union ministers and Nitin Gadkari, who have praised Modi's "courage" to bring before the public the tales of corruption.

The preface has been penned by another Union minister, He praises for his over 40 press conferences since April 2017 to "expose the wrongdoings of the Lalu family".

He says, "the change of regime in on July 27, 2017 was a result of the tireless efforts of Sushil Modi".

Modi's allegations against Lalu Prasad's family had triggered a political uproar last year in Bihar, then ruled by the comprising the RJD, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and the

Rattled by demands of resignation of Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Prasad's younger son who was the Deputy chief minister, Kumar resigned from his post in July and walked out of the

A day after, he formed a new government with the BJP and Modi became the deputy of

ministers and state leaders, including and Shahnawaz Hussai, attended the book launch.

The RJD and its ally Hindustani Awam Morcha have alleged that Modi "depends on Lalu for his own political survival".

said "even if Sushil Modi were to get reborn seven times, he would never be able to match the stature of Lalu Prasad".

"For him, Lalu is like a fuel which he keeps using whenever he realizes that his own political future is imperiled," Jha said.

In a statement, and former chief minister said sarcastically, "Sushil Modi is performing aarti of Lalu ji. He has to do so. After all he depends so heavily on Lalu for his own political survival".

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 17:30 IST