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Was a kid, didn't even have moustache: Tejashwi on FIR

12 Jul 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
Tejashwi dismisses corruption allegations as BJP's 'political vendetta'

Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, has claimed corruption allegations against him are "political vendetta" by PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

"They are bringing 2004 cases against me. I didn't even have a moustache then. How can a 13-14-year-old kid do all this?" he asked.

The Yadavs have allegedly amassed illegal assets worth Rs. 1,000cr.

In context: Tejashwi dismisses corruption allegations as BJP's 'political vendetta'

RaidsWhy did CBI raid Yadavs' premises?

Earlier this month, CBI raided Yadavs' premises in a case related to illegal leasing of land.

Charges have been filed against Lalu, Tejashwi and others.

Lalu is accused of illegally facilitating the leasing of land in Puri and Ranchi during his tenure as railway minister. In exchange, he allegedly got a two-acre plot in Patna, which was eventually transferred to his wife and sons.

Were the raids an attempt to break opposition's unity?

Lalu is the glue that holds NDA opposition together. Critics viewed the raids as BJP's attempt to avoid facing a united opposition in the 2019 elections.
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