Rashtriya Janata Dal’s jailed president Lalu Prasad Yadav has been booked for “offering ministerial berth” on phone to BJP MLA Lalan Paswan in a horse-trading bid. The purported name from prasad, who’s at Ranchi, serving sentences in a variety of fodder rip-off instances, to Pirpainti MLA Lalan Paswan is alleged to have been made on Tuesday whereas the latter was having a gathering with veteran BJP chief and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
Modi, in a tweet, mentioned that Lalu’s advances to Paswan amounted to “bribing” and “alluring” a public servant.
“Lalan Paswan lodged FIR in vigilance Thana ,Patna against Lalu Pd under prevention of corruption act for making telephone calls from custody & offering ministerial berth which amounts to bribing & alluring a public servant,” he wrote on Twitter.
Lalan Paswan lodged FIR in vigilance Thana ,Patna towards Lalu Pd underneath prevention of corruption act for making phone calls from custody & providing ministerial berth which quantities to bribing & alluring a public servant.@ZeeBiharNews @News18Bihar
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) November 26, 2020
Late Tuesday evening, Sushil Modi tweeted that Prasad was attempting to poach NDA MLAs, alluring them with the promise of ministerial berths. He spilled the beans shortly earlier than the Assembly elected BJP chief Vijay Kumar Sinha because the speaker.
In the minute and a half lengthy audio clip, the caller, a lackey of Prasad, dialled the MLAs quantity and the decision was obtained by the legislator’s PA who was stunned to study that the RJD supremo wished to talk to his boss. He handed over the telephone to Lalan Paswan. As the MLA started with a “pranaam”, Prasad uttered “khush rahiye” (be pleased).
In the purported name, Prasad might be heard telling the BJP MLA “tomorrow the Speaker is going to be elected. You remain absent. We are going to topple the government. You will be made a minister later on.”
The BJP MLA, who wrested his seat from sitting RJD legislator Ram Vilash Paswan, mumbled “it does not look proper, I am in the party”. Prasad, nevertheless, continued to press Paswan. Prasad requested him to inform social gathering bosses that he has received bothered with corona and stay absent. The BJP MLA hung up the decision sounding non-committal.
Interestingly, the cell quantity from which the decision was made, which Sushil Modi had shared on Twitter and claimed to have dialled and advised Prasad his “dirty tricks” will fail, has since been switched off.