Express news service
PATNA: Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest son of RJD leader Lalu Prasad, got into trouble following an FIR against him for allegedly concealing his real estate in the affidavit filed in the year’s parliamentary elections last.
The FIR against the RJD legislator of Hasanpur was filed at Rosera Police Station in Samastipur District on the directive of the Election Commission. He was charged under Section 125 (a) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
The JDU had raised the issue with the EC shortly after the election of Tej Pratap, following which the EC requested the Central Commission on Direct Taxes (CBDT) to investigate the alleged discrepancies in the real estate assets reported in affidavit and income tax returns filed. by the head of the RJD.
The CBDT report concluded that the allegations were true and accused Tej Pratap of hiding property worth more than Rs.59 lakh in the affidavit filed with the district electoral officer. Upon receipt of the CBDT report, the EC issued a rationale requesting the head of the RJD to respond within three weeks. As he failed to do so, the EC registered the FIR against him.
The EC’s action provided rivals of the RJD, including the JDU and BJP, with new ammunition to attack the RJD’s first family. JDU MLC Neeraj Kumar said: “Tej Pratap was lagging behind on corruption charges against Lalu’s family. Now that her name has been added to the list as well, it has come full circle.