Lalu Prasad asks BJP about its link with Reddy brothers
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's 'mota maal' remark continued to reverberate with RJD leader Lalu Prasad yesterday accusing the party of having made mega-bucks from the mining barons, the Reddy brothers of Karnataka, while she instead accused the Congress of benefitting.
“With regard to the mota maal (mega-bucks) remark by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, we want to know who used to take mota maal from the Reddy brothers of Karnataka,” said the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader.
However, Swaraj hit back in the evening tweeting that it was the Congress that had made the money by allocating mining rights to the Reddy brothers, who are accused of large scale illegal mining.
“I want to tell them and the country that they are the ones who got the mota maal from the Reddy brothers.” She said the Reddy brothers, one of who is in jail, got all the mining rights ‘on recommendation from Congress chief ministers and it was given by the Congress government’.
Swaraj also demanded that all the documents relating to the economic benefits accruing to the Reddy brothers be made public.
Swaraj had on Monday alleged that the Congress had made ‘mota maal’ from the coal blocks allocation which the government auditor has faulted for allegedly causing huge loss to the exchequer.