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Jharkhand orders to investigate Lalu Prasad Yadav’s phone call

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The Jharkhand government on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the phone call of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, who was allegedly trying to persuade an MLA from the ruling NDA-government Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, asking him to abstain from voting during the Speaker session. choice.

The Inspector General of Jharkhand (IG), prison, Birendra Bhushan, launched an investigation into the matter on Wednesday. “The Ranchi Deputy Commissioner, the Police Superintendent and the Superintendent of Birsa Munda Central Jail (BMCJ) were asked to determine the veracity of the allegations and submit a report,” Bhushan said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) cornered the Jharkhand government led by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), demanding criminal action against the jailed RJD chief for allegedly speaking on the phone with some Bihar NDA legislators while he was in custody at Ranchi.

Former Bihar deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Modi had alleged on Tuesday that the call was made to seek the support of lawmakers to overthrow the ruling NDA government.

RJD spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwary had said that the allegations made by Sushil Modi were unfounded. “All these accusations of attracting NDA MLAs are baseless and fabricated,” he said.

The head of the RJD is currently staying at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences Superintendent’s bungalow, Ranchi, after the conviction in forage scam cases.

The RJD has defended Lalu and described the accusations against him as unfounded

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