Earlier, the BJP leaders had alleged that all the companies owned by Lalu Prasad's family members for the objective of dubious land transactions had no employees, no business activities and no turnover. "The reality is that Nitish Kumar is wearing the crown of a chief minister but it is Lalu Prasad who is ruling and you can very well see the result of Lalu rule", said Paswan.
The party also dared Lalu's eldest daughter, Misa Bharti, to reveal the source of funds with which she bought a farmhouse in Bijwasan area in New Delhi and asserted that the money actually belonged to Lalu, and was part of the Rs 1,000-crore fodder scam that had erupted in the 1990s.
A senior office said that people and entrepreneurs are associated with the land transaction connecting Lalu Prasad is being examined.
Land worth crores of rupees was grabbed for a pittance, he had said.
"We expect the central government to take appropriate action, Ravi Shankar Prasad had said".
There had been rumors swirling around the state the Kumar is keeping all of his options open in case allegations of corruption against Yadav and his family members, as made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in the past several weeks, are proven to be right.
P Chidambaram had served as the Finance Minister during the tenure of the UPA government. "But he has not taken any action so far on allegations levelled against Prasad's two minister sons", the BJP leader said. "Virendra is a stakeholder in Shalini Holdings Limited, one of the four companies that bought 30,000 shares each of Misa-owned Mishail Packers and Printers Private Limited at a price of Rs 100 per share, including a premium of Rs 90 per share on March 25, 2008".
Addressing a press conference here, Prasad urged the Election Commission to act against Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti, saying she did not disclose the details of these assets in her Rajya Sabha election affidavit.
As per its balance sheet, the company's business activities stopped in 2006 and its plant and machinery were sold.
The shares were purchased back within less than a year by Misha and her husband at Rs 1 or Rs 2 in 2009: a transaction which should raise suspicions of money laundering.