BJP demands removal of Bihar’s new agriculture minister on charges of rice scam

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday demanded the removal of Bihar’s new Agriculture Minister Sudhakar Singh for his alleged involvement in the rice scam. Modi, the former deputy chief minister of the state, said that two cases were registered against Singh in 2013 in connection with the rice scam.

“RJD MLA Singh, who owns two rice mills, is accused of embezzling rice worth Rs 5.31 crore from the State Food Corporation. He was also sent to jail in connection with the scam. When he approached the High Court for bail, he was asked to deposit Rs 60 lakh, after which he was granted bail,” the Rajya Sabha MP told reporters. “They still have to pay Rs 12 crore – Rs 5.31 crore with 12 years of interest – to the state government. how to be chief minister Nitish Kumar Keep such ministers in your cabinet,” asked Modi, demanding his removal.

He claimed that leaders of the ruling coalition, including Congress leader Bhakt Charan Das, have also questioned the appointment of Sudhakar Singh. RJD state president Jagdanand Singh’s son Sudhakar Singh was not available for comment. However, his party claimed that the allegations were baseless.

“All the allegations leveled by Modi are baseless. Since he has been sidelined by his own party, he is trying to make his presence felt by making such allegations. He is basically suffering from oral diarrhoea,” RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari told PTI.

Two cases were registered against Singh at Ramgarh police station in 2013. According to the FIR, Singh’s mill had a rice processing agreement with the government and had allegedly stolen rice provided by the government.

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