NGO scam: Opposition accuses Nitish Kumar government for covering up


Patna: Bihar’s former chief minister and wife of RJD president Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi outside the Legislative Council in Patna accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for “trying to cover up” an alleged NGO scam, with the help of his “hand-picked officials” in the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

“The Chief Minister is trying to cover up the scam with the help of his hand-picked officials in the SIT, who are either destroying evidence or hiding them from public view,” he told reporters at the official residence of his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi.

Claiming that the comptroller and auditor-general (CAG) had raised concern over the “corrupt” acts of the NGO, the ‘Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti’, in Bhagalpur as early as in 2008, Prasad alleged that “the State government headed by Kumar glossed over it”.

“It had come to the knowledge of the Economic Offences Unit of the state police in 2013, but nothing happened,” the RJD supremo, flanked by son Tejaswi Yadav and senior party leader Jagdanand Singh, said.

Pointing to the death of six key accused in the “scam”,  Rabri Devi on Thursday alleged the Nitish Kumar government and said “like the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, people are being mysteriously killed in connection with the NGO scandal.”

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