The CBI on Friday carried out searches at the premises of family members of former railway minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with a fresh case of alleged irregularities in awarding the tender for maintenance of railway hotels.
The case has been registered against the then railway minister, his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and his son Tejashwi, the then IRCTC MD, P K Goyal, the wife of Yadav’s confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata, and others, CBI sources said. Gupta is a former Union corporate affairs minister.
Following the incident, various reactions are coming in from political circle. Take a look at the developments after the incident:
# You consider yourself a big leader but it does not mean that you are above law: Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister on Lalu Prasad Yadav
# There was no irregularities in issuing tender: Lalu Yadav
# This is political conspiracy against me. Country's situation is bad: Lalu Yadav
# I didn't do any wrong. I have been targeted after speaking against BJP: Lalu Yadav
# This is a conspiracy and politics of revenge. The alliance in Bihar is strong and we are united: Dr.RC Purvey, RJD Bihar chief on CBI FIR
# Raids started at 7.30 am today and are continuing at different locations: Rakesh Asthana,CBI on Railway hotel tenders case
# Security increased at 10, Circular road residence of Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Patna, after CBI's FIR in Railway hotel tender case
# Lalu Prasad Yadav leaves for court to appear in fodder scam case, says will speak on today's CBI raids later today
# Today is darkest day in Indian democracy, we will not be cowed down by this.Will fight legally and politically: Manoj Jha,RJD
# CBI raids Chanakya BNR Hotel in Ranchi