Rejecting charges of political vendetta, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the central government and the BJP have no role in the CBI raids against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family. Venkaiah Naidu also said that the CBI was doing its duty in accordance with the mandate given to it by the law of the land.
“What is political vendetta? Where is BJP in this? I am not able to understand. Do you mean to say that anybody against whom any charge is there, it should not be inquired into at all?” Naidu asked.
“CBI is doing its duty and it is allowed to do so. Earlier it was not allowed... after our government came there is no interference and that is why CBI is free and acting as per the mandate given to it...,” he told media persons.
The raids against the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and his family started at 7 am today and were conducted at 12 locations in Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Gurugram after the investigating agency registered a corruption case.
It is alleged that Yadav as railway minister handed over the maintenance of two railway hotels to a company after receiving a bribe in the form of prime land of three acres through a benami company.
(With PTI inputs)