In a bizarre statement, former Bihar health minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi of letting ghosts loose in his government bungalow. Citing this reason, the young RJD leader has even vacated the residence.
Talking to mediapersons on the issue, he said, “I have vacated the official residence because Nitish and Modi have released ghosts in the bungalow to haunt me. Hence, I have decided to leave the bungalow.”
In July 2017, the Bihar government had asked Tej Pratap to vacate the official residence after the Janata Dal United broke the Mahagathbandhan alliance to side with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“I decided to vacate the bungalow because Nitish and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had released ghosts in it. The ghosts were haunting me,” the elder son of RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav’s son Tej Pratap told the media.
The bungalow – 3, Deshratna Marg – was allotted to Tej Pratap after he became the health minister in the Nitish Kumar-led alliance government following the October-November 2015 election. The grand alliance of RJD, JD (U) and Congress had won 178 assembly seats in the House of 243, restricting the BJP to 53.