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Tejashwi Yadav accuses I-T department of being partisan

He did not confirm whether the RJD had received an I-T notice for the rally

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Tejaswi Yadav

leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav accused the (I-T) department of being partisan as, according to him, it never sought the details of the BJP's "expensive and hi-tech" rallies organised across the country.

"How many rallies does the hold a year and how many hi-tech rallies does the take out across the country in a year? Did the I-T department ever muster the courage to send a notice to them (BJP), seeking the details of their expenditure on these rallies?" asked the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, while speaking to reporters here.

He said the (RJD) would "certainly furnish" its reply if it received an I-T notice vis-a-vis the expenses of the August 27 rally organised by the party here.

"We are not afraid of such things as they (Centre) can only intimidate us...They do not have the power to do anything beyond this," Tejashwi added.

He, however, did not confirm whether the had received an I-T notice for the rally.

"The party president may have got it," he said.

When contacted, senior I-T officials refused to comment on the issue.

The August 27 RJD rally was attended by Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav among others.

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First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 22:17 IST