Patna: The Income Tax (I-T) department has served a notice to Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) seeking details of expenses incurred during the party's Parivartan rally held on May 15, an official said on Friday.

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"The I-T department wants to know about all the expenses incurred in connection with the (RJD's) rally," Prashant Bhusan, an I-T department official said.

The details sought include payments made to contractors, railways, transporters, catering service providers, besides the money spent on banners, flags, hoardings, posters and temporary shelters erected for those who attended the rally.

Senior RJD leader Ram Kirpal Yadav said that he was not aware about the I-T department notice. "I have no information about the notice," he said. He, however, added that if such a notice has been served, the party would provide all the details.

The RJD had booked 13 special trains, hundreds of buses and other vehicles to ferry its supporters to Patna for its Parivartan rally.

Last year, the I-T department had served a similar notice to the Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United in connection with its Adhikar rally.


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