The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD party leader Tejashwi Yadav in connection with the land for jobs scam. Notably, on March 10, the ED and CBI visited Patna and questioned Bihar CM, in connection with the Job Land scam, under the tenure of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. Now, the CBI has stated that it has ample evidence against the RJD leader and hence summoned him for investigation.
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Bihar’s agriculture minister Sudhakar Singh has resigned from his office on October 2. He had recently questioned his own government policies and also questioned the agriculture road maps. Singh had also spoken raised his voice against the corruption issue in his department. He had also stated that he will not rest until the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act and the “Mandi” system are restored, which were scrapped off in 2006.
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A female IAS officer has been attracting controversy for verbally attacking a schoolgirl who had a query on the prices of sanitary pads. In a program run by Bihar government, schoolgirl asked an IAS officer if the government can provide sanitary pads at lower price. Annoyed IAS Officer replied, “you will eventually hope that the government will give you condoms for family planning?”.
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Former Bihar CM and founder of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav has been elected as the party president for the record 12th time, on September 28. Notably, Lalu who filed the nomination papers, was the only one to do so, and hence was elected unopposed as the party chief. Furthermore, a formal announcement about the same will be made on October 10.
Vijay Sinha, the opposition leader of Bihar’s legislative assembly, is scheduled to hold “Janta Darbar”, on all Tuesdays in the Patna party office. The BJP leader said that the first edition of “Janta Darbar” will be on September 17. It will be conducted as “Jan Kalyan Samvad”, and will highlight the problems of citizens. Reportedly, the idea is to take the problems of a conman man to the administration.
The Chief General Manager of the National Highways Authority of India has been arrested by CBI for allegedly taking bribe, on September 23. Along with the Chief GM, two employees of a private company was also arrested for their alleged involvement in the Rs 5 lakh bribe. Reportedly, the bribe was taken for favour in clearing inflated bills, manipulation of measurement books, etc.
In Bihar’s Danapur, a boat carrying 55 passengers capsized in the Ganga river, near Shahpur police station area, on September 4. Reportedly, all the passengers hailed from Patna’s Danapur area. Of the 55 passengers, 10 persons have gone missing following the incident. As per sources, the passengers were all labourers, who were returning from work. Further details on the matter are awaited.
In a shocking incident, a bride-to-be Rekha visited the Mahaveer Arogya Sansthan hospital for her ear operation, but lost an arm. In Bihar's Patna region, due to the negligence of a nurse, Rekha had to undergo hand amputation, as a side effect of the wrong injection. The accident even resulted in the cancellation of her wedding, scheduled in November. The victim tried to register an FIR, yet to be registered.
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In Patna’s Sipara, the daughter of a vegetable vendor has allegedly been shot in the neck over a love affair. The incident occurred in the Indrapuri area under the limits of Beur police station, on August 17. Reportedly, the girl is currently undergoing treatment in a private hospital. Further details on the matter are awaited.
In the AK-47 recovery case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Anant Singh was revoked from him membership as a member of the state assembly. He was convicted after an AK-47 rifle, two hand grenades and 26 live cartridges were recovered from his Bihar residence in 2019. An FIR was filed against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and was convicted for the same.