The Opposition NDA has stepped up pressure on the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to set up a All-Party Committee to probe the Rs 90 lakh "soil scam" in which the family of RJD chief Lalu Prasad finds itself embroiled.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and former chief minister and National President of Hindustani Awaam Morcha, Jitan Ram Manjhi have demanded thorough probe into the scam. Modi said that an All-Party Committee should be set up to investigate the matter.
"I stand firm on my allegation against Lalu Prasad and his family for being involved in the soil scam. When Lalu Prasad has himself said that he was ready to face any probe, Nitish Kumar should set up a all-party committee immediately to probe the scam," demanded Sushil Modi, senior BJP leader.
Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that apart from probing the soil scam alone, parallel probe should also be initiated against RJD MLA from Sursand in Sitamarhi, Syed Abu Dojana whose company Meridian Construction India Limited has been entrusted the task of constructing the mall belonging to the Yadav family.
The opposition leaders maintained that Lalu always had initially dismissed scams that took place in Bihar including fodder scam, bitumen scam or medicine scam but a probe in these scams proved him otherwise and also ensured him jail term in fodder scam.