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However, Lalu denied the charge of quid pro quo, accusing the ruling BJP at Centre of conspiring against him.

"As far as raids and allegations are concerned, I can't say till I have complete information about them".

The raid lasted for almost 10 hours during which officials reportedly have gathered some very incriminating against a number of family members of Lalu Prasad Yadav that could have strong political implications in the state. "However, when law enforcing agencies like CBI/ED become captive puppet" of BJP government, acting as "Dirty Tricks Department' to seek revenge against political opponents, it doesn't bode well for democracy", Congress media in-charge Randeep Surjewala said.

Although shaken by the CBI raids on Friday at the residence of party chief Lalu Prasad and registering of FIRs against him and his younger son, deputy CMTejashwi Prasad Yadav, in connection with the "land for railways hotels" scam, the RJD leadership has made a decision to go ahead with its all India anti-BJP rally here on August 27. Some reports have suggested that the Bihar CM may remove Lalu's son Tejashwi who is the deputy chief minister and has been named in the CBI case.

The CBI has raided the premises of Lalu Yadav, in Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Puri and Gurgaon.

The CBI registered the case against Lalu, Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Managing Director P.K. Goyal, and Lalu Prasad's confidant Prem Chand Gupta's wife regarding award of the tender for development, maintenance and operation of railway hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006.

Party's Bihar chief Ashok Choudhary along with other senior leaders visited Lalu's 10, Circular Road residence here on Saturday, and has termed the CBI raids, "a conspiracy of the BJP". Available on Android and IOS. Similar action should also be taken they said against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje in Lalit Modi case and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The ruckus took place at a press conference called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief on the CBI raids at his residence earlier in the day.

Asthana, second in command in the CBI who had supervised the fodder scam probe in the CBI as DIG in which Lalu Yadav was convicted, said the case was registered under IPC sections related to cheating and criminal conspiracy and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. "But I want to tell Modi and Amit Shah, I will continue to fight for secularism till you hang me to death", the RJD chief remarked. Lalu Prasad was seen trying to calm his son. Top State BJP leaders asked legislators on Sunday to gear up for a possible mid-term poll.


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