Patna: CBI officials have been raiding the houses of Rashtriya Janata Party MPs in Bihar since this morning. CBI officials are raiding the homes of Sunil Singh, Subodh Rai, Dr Fayaz Ahmed and Ashfaq Karim in the capital Patna.
The raid is taking place on the allegation of corruption in railway appointments when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the railway minister.
Changed Alliance: In the last 2020 Bihar Assembly elections, the United Janata Dal and BJP alliance won and retained the power. In the BJP alliance, BJP won 74 seats, United Janata Dal 43 seats, Hindustan Awam Party 4 seats and Vikas Sheel Insan Party 4 seats. After the elections, 3 MLAs from Vikas Sheel Insan’s party joined the BJP, increasing the party’s strength to 77. Therefore, since the JDU-BJP coalition government took office, differences between the two parties have been increasing.
The alliance recently broke up. After this, Nitish Kumar formed an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Party and became the Chief Minister again in Bihar. Meanwhile, the CBI is conducting raids on the houses of prominent figures of its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as it prepares to prove its majority in the Bihar Assembly today.
‘We will not fear’ – Vijay Kumar Sinha resigned from the post of Assembly Speaker to keep the raid aside. Talking about the CBI raid, Rabri Devi said, “They are afraid of the formation of a new government led by Nitish Kumar. They are trembling because of the grand alliance. All the parties are with us except the BJP. We have a majority. CBI raids are done to scare people. But we are not afraid. This is not the first time. They believe that our MLAs will join them out of fear,” he said.
Also, in a statement issued by RJD, “Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Railway Minister from 2004 to 2009. If the CBI has to conduct an investigation after 13 years, you can understand the purpose. Lalu’s family will not bow down and fear,” said RJD MP Manoj Jha. He said that it can be called a BJP raid rather than a CBI raid.