Tej Pratap Yadav, who has been in the news for making acerbic attacks on his political adversaries, lost the health minister's post in July a year ago following Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's exit from the Grand Alliance, comprising the JD (U), RJD and Congress. (MR, Inputs: Agencies). Tej Pratap further alleged that the ghosts had been released by Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi. "I have vacated the residence..."
The bungalow at 3 Deshratna Marg was allotted to Tej after the 2015 Bihar elections when under the "Grand Alliance" government of RJD, JD (U) and Congress, he became the health minister. RJD spokesperson said that Tej vacated the house after the second and final notice was received by him, warning Tej of a penalty if he continued to stay at the unauthorised bungalow. Early a year ago, he reopened the main entrance, but performed several pujas to remove "vaastu faults".
Modi also urged Lalu Prasad Yadav and his sons not to issue "such light statements that make Bihar a laughing stock".
The former Deputy CM has since the breaking of the Grand Alliance been vocal about his future plans against the Nitish Kumar government in his home state.
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"Efforts of the chief minister should be appreciated but the opposition parties especially the RJD doesn't understand this".
After being accused by NDA leaders of taking "undue" time to vacate the bungalow, and allegedly using it for meetings of his apolitical organisation Dharmnirpeksh Sevak Sangh, Tej Pratap moved out while calling it haunted. Lalu Prasad and his relatives have terrorised Bihar for long.
The chief minister's party has dismissed Tej Pratap's ghost remarks as a publicity seeking gimmick. "Are they any less terrifying than ghosts?" "The ghosts were haunting me", Pratap, the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav, told the media on Wednesday.