Former Bihar deputy chief minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi on Tuesday said those who had looted the state were now being punished while speaking on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad’s conviction.
Modi said, “We approached the Patna High Court, demanding a CBI inquiry. I am happy that those who looted Bihar are being punished." He added Prasad is no longer relevant in the state's politics.
Earlier in the day, the RJD supremo was convicted in the ₹139.5 crore Doranda treasury embezzlement case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi.
According to a CBI counsel, the quantum of Lalu Prasad Yadav's punishment will be pronounced on February 18.