Houses adjourned on day 1, RJD demands judicial probe into Srijan scandal in Bihar

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Patna, 21 August(Wishav Warta): The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday demanded a judicial probe by a retired Supreme Court judge into the multi-crore Srijan scandal, as both houses of state legislature were adjourned after obituary references on the first day of the five-day monsoon session on Monday. The RJD members who were protesting in the portico of the legislative council demanded that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi should resign for conduct of a fair and an independent probe.

Meanwhile, Bihar chief Nitish Kumar, while talking to newspersons, said the guilty in the scandal would not be spared in keeping with his government’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption.The alleged Rs 700-crore Srijan scandal involves fraudulent transfer of government funds into bank accounts of an NGO – the Srijan Mahila Sahyog Samiti – in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, 235 kms east of Patna. While former chief minister and opposition leader in the council Rabri Devi demanded that a retired judge of the Supreme Court should probe the Srijan scandal, her son and leader of opposition in the Bihar legislative assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav sought a Supreme Court monitored probe

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