Political Storm Surrounding Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s ED Interrogation

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Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav faced an extensive nine-hour interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the land-for-job scam in railways at the agency’s Patna office on Tuesday. This event occurred a day after his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, underwent questioning.

The marathon questioning, initiated at 11:30 am and concluding at 8:05 pm, witnessed Tejashwi leaving the ED office and flashing a victory symbol before driving away. This development unfolded against a backdrop of political tension, with a large gathering of party supporters outside the ED office, chanting slogans against the ED and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Notable party leaders, including Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha, Misa Bharti, Tej Pratap Yadav, legislators, and others, were present, underscoring the significance of the event.

Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha characterized the ED’s questioning as an act of “political vendetta at the election time.” He went on to express his belief that the actions were not solely those of the ED but implicated the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah. According to Jha, these actions were targeted at individuals who dared to stand up against the ruling party.

About Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s ED Interrogation:

“It is not ED. Call it BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah… they are doing it with all those who have the courage to stand up against them. If the scenario changes after the election, they should know the same can also recoil,” emphasized Jha.

The situation raises questions about the timing of the ED’s actions and the perceived political motivations behind them. Critics argue that the interrogation is part of a larger pattern of using investigative agencies for political gains, particularly during election periods. The presence of a substantial crowd outside the ED office signifies the intense political interest and the rallying of support for Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.

As the political drama unfolds, it remains to be seen how this event will influence the political landscape in Bihar and the broader national context. The allegations, the ED’s role, and the reactions from various political quarters contribute to the complexity of the situation, leaving citizens and political observers eagerly awaiting further developments.