Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s book ‘Lalu-Leela’ released on Friday in Patna in an event organized on the occasion of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan’s birth anniversary. The book has the details of the assets that former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family owned. The book also mentions the modus operandi used in amassing the property.
“‘You give me land and I will do your work,’ this was RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s mantra using which he allegedly amassed assets and became the biggest zamindar (landlord) of Bihar,” said deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi while speaking at an event on Thursday in Patna.
A number of BJP leaders including Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Radha Mohan Singh, Giriraj Singh, Ram Kripal Yadav, party national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, party state unit president Nityanand Rai and some of Sushil Modi’s cabinet colleagues in Bihar, including Nand Kishore Yadav and JDU leader and state rural development department minister Shravan Kumar, attended the event.
On the modus operandi adopted by Lalu’s family to accumulate property, Sushil Modi said the family was the biggest landlord of Bihar with 141 plots, 30 flats and about half-a-dozen houses.
Sushil Modi was also obliged to JDU national president, and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for his decision to walk out of the Grand Alliance on corruption issues in July last year to form a government with support of the BJP.
“No one could deny Lalu’s ability to become a mass leader after coming from such a humble background but he used his popularity to benefit his family in the garb of social justice,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Radha Mohan Singh termed Modi’s book as a true tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan stating that the late leader always stood against corruption and the deputy CM Sushil Modi had shown the same spirit by exposing the assets of Lalu’s family.