In a major setback for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Chief Secretary of Bihar, Anjani Kumar Singh has given an order for investigation into the ‘Soil Scam’ involving the state’s health minister Tej Pratap Yadav, who is also the eldest son of former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.
The soil scam (also known locally as ‘mitti ghotala’) refers to a charge by former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi alleged that Yadav had given a contract worth Rs 90 lakh towards land filling in the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park in the state capital Patna without following the tender process for beautification and the construction of a pathway.
Mrityunjay Tiwari, spokesperson for the RJD stated that Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav had clarified that the tender was worth Rs 44 lakh only and was meant for the purchase of soil.
With inputs from ANI
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