New Delhi: After the revelation of the allotment of land to kin of ministers and bureaucrats of the Nitish Kumar government in the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA), Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav has said if the people are found guilty, they would be brought to book.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said Bihar is the only state where a body like BIADA is an autonomous body and which is not subject to any quota system. The list of the allottees is too long, but only four to five people are held guilty, he added.

Yadav said, “The people who figured in the scam have chipped in the government later.” The Chief Minister has ordered a probe in this regard and appropriate action would be taken against guilty, he added.

The Opposition has, however, started the demand for the Chief Minister’s resignation. Sensing the gravity of the matter, the Chief Secretary has already been asked to look into the matter. 

When asked about Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s involvement in the illegal mining scam in Karnataka, the JD (U) chief said, “BJP is our friend and we would definitely talk to them about this.”

(JPN/ Bureau)