Tejashwi Yadav, the deputy chief minister of Bihar, denied reports that he had any shares in a private firm in Gurgaon, Haryana.
His statements come the day after the Gurgaon offices of Whiteland Corporation Private Limited were searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation as part of the “land for employment” fraud investigation.
“Whiteland Corporation, the mall and its shares that are said to be mine, was founded in 2021 and is located in Gurgaon Sector 71. It has two Haryana-born directors. They own all of the company’s shares. I’m not affiliated with the store or the business “said a news conference in Patna, Tejashwi Yadav.
On Wednesday, the CBI allegedly raided 24 other locations concerning the “land for employment” scandal, including the firm in Gurgaon.
Additionally, raids were performed at the homes of three MPs: Ashfaque Karim, Faiyaz Ahmed, Subodh Roy, and RJD MLC Sunil Singh.
While this was going on, the RJD criticized the national government for the raid and questioned why it happened on the day the newly elected Bihar government came up for a vote of confidence in the Vidhan Sabha.
Rabri Devi, a former chief minister of Bihar, has observed, “They (the BJP) are terrified because Nitish Kumar has created a new administration. Except for the BJP, all parties support us. Because this is not the first time it has happened, the majority of people in the state won’t be afraid.”
RJD MP Manoj Jha said the searches were intended to scare the party’s lawmakers.
“It is being done on purpose. It has no significance. They believe that by acting this way, MLAs would support them as a result of their fear “RJD MLC Singh, whose home was searched, is also the chairman of Bihar State Co-operative Marketing Union Limited (BISCOMAUN).
In the “land for railway job” scam, the CBI filed an FIR in May, accusing Lalu Yadav, his wife, and his daughters. In May, the CBI searched 17 places in Delhi and Bihar that belonged to Lalu Yadav and his family.
Bhola Yadav, who had served as Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD) while the latter was the Railway Minister, was detained by the CBI in July in connection with an alleged land-for-jobs scheme.