Lalu made Kanti Singh union minister in return of land: Sushil Modi
Keeping up his fusillade against Lalu Prasad and his family, senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday alleged that the RJD chief had taken land at a prime location here along with the construction on it from Kanti Singh for making her a union minister.
"On March 13, 2006, Kanti Singh, her husband Keshav Prasad Singh and son Rishi Kumar in writing gave away 95 decimal land along with three rooms built on it and a deep water boring in the name of Rabri Devi," he alleged at a press conference. Showing the lease deed allegedly signed by Kanti Singh and others, the BJP leader said the property near Saguna More at Danapur here was transferred to Rabri Devi for a paltry sum of Rs 1250 per month for 99 years.
Kanti Singh was minister of state for tourism and culture in the UPA I government of Manmohan Singh. Earlier, she had served as minister for HRD, heavy industries and coal as a member of RJD. "The lease deed states that all rents, taxes, rates, cases, charges, assessments, dues, duties and other outgoing/imposts, both present and future may be payable by the lessors (Kanti Singh and family)," the BJP leader said quoting from the deed paper.
Sushil Modi has since April 4 made a series of "exposes" against Lalu and his family of acquiring land and properties worth crores of rupees through dubious means.