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BJP leader requests EC to disqualify Tej Pratap Yadav from state Assembly

BJP leader requests EC to disqualify Tej Pratap Yadav from state Assembly

New Delhi: Senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked Election Commission to disqualify Tej Pratap Yadav, Bihar Health Minister from the state Assembly for allegedly not fully disclosing his assets in the election affidavit in 2015 polls.

“Tej Pratap did not mention his Aurangabad properties in the affidavit,” Modi was quoted as saying by The Times of India. “We have requested the EC to probe the allegations and take legal action under relevant sections of the Representation of the People Act and the IPC,” he added.

A property worth Rs 55 lakh in Bihar’s Aurangabad district registered in Tej Pratap’s name in 2010, was not mentioned in the affidavit.
“An affidavit is a declaration on oath that there is nothing to hide and Tej Pratap’s act tantamounts to a criminal breach. That is why we have demanded his disqualification,” Modi alleged.

Modi further requested the election watchdog to get a criminal case registered against the state health minister, who is the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Sushil Modi also made similar allegations against Tej Pratap’s brother and deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejaswi Yadav, claiming that his assets too are not mentioned in the affidavits.

“We are in the process of collecting more papers, after which we shall approach the EC again,” he added.