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After Lalu, fear of disqualification hangs over son Tej Pratap over undeclared assets


PATNA: His father is already facing it. Now, the fear of disqualification as Bihar legislator hangs over his son too.

A delegation of BJP leaders led by former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has knocked the door of the Election Commission, seeking cancellation of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav’s membership from Bihar assembly.

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Tej Pratap who is a health minister in the Bihar government is accused of concealing vital information about his land deals as well as his source of income in his poll affidavit.

According to Modi, Tej Pratap bought landed property worth Rs 53 lakh in 2010 in Aurangabad town and then opened his Hero Honda showroom there.

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“It’s is beyond anyone’s comprehension as to why he did not declare his property in his election affidavit,” wondered Modi.

He demanded his disqualification as House member and registration of a criminal case against him under section 125 A of the Representation of People’s Act.

If the charges are proved, Tej Pratap may lose his House membership, experts say. He is first-time member in the state assembly. He was elected from Mahua assembly seat in Vaishali district.

Tej Pratap’s father Prasad has already been disqualified from contesting elections after his conviction in fodder scam by a CBI court. He has been sentenced to five-year jail term though he is out on bail now.

Right now, the RJD president is facing separate trials in four other fodder scam cases pending in Jharkhand High Court.

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